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LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Support to Keep Singapore’s anti-Gay Laws is Growing Stronger by the Day

A petition to keep the ban on gay sex in Singapore has more than double the number of signatures than a petition that calls for an end to it. Inspired by India’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Singapore DJ Files Court Challenge Against Gay Sex Ban after India Ruling

A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state, his lawyers said on Wednesday, following India’s scrapping of similar legislation. Johnson Ong…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2018

Most Singaporeans Still Support Law Banning Gay Sex: Survey

A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps and scrap…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2018

Amending 377a: Unlike Courts, Parliament Will Take into Account Views of Public

Whether Section 377A will be repealed or amended will be a matter for Parliament to decide, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam on Saturday, a day after he first spoke about…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

This Christian Group That ‘Loves’ LGBTI People May Have Ulterior Motives

A warning has circulated around youth LGBTI networks in Singapore to be wary of a Christian group which appears to be LGBTI friendly and is targeting them on Facebook. But upon further research people have…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2018

Singapore Students Hit Out at School for Disinviting LGBTI Speaker

Leaders of the Gay Games, the international LGBT sports competition set to take place in Paris Aug. 4-12, have released a cautiously worded statement about ways participants can show pride in their teams…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

Singapore Students Hit Out at School for Disinviting LGBT Speaker

A student organisation in Singapore has hit out at a school for rescinding an LGBTI activist’s invitation to speak at a TEDxYouth event. In a statement released on Facebook, the Community for Advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2018

LGBTI Activist Banned from Giving TEDx Talk in Singapore

The night before Rachel Yeo was due to deliver a TEDx talk, organizers told her she’d been taken off the schedule. Friday’s session was a TEDxYouth at St Joseph’s Institute (SJI) –…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2018

Grandson of Singapore’s Founder Lee Kuan Yew Comes Out as Gay

Ahead of Singapore Pride’s – Pink Dot- 10th anniversary bash, a very important person in the city nation has come out publicly as gay. Li Huanwu is the grandson of Singapore’s first…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

Singapore’s version of gay pride marks 10th year

Singapore's LGBTI community marked the 10th year of its gathering on Saturday despite restrictions on foreign sponsorship that had threatened the annual event last year. Thousands of people from the LGBTI movement…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

LGBTI Muslims and Christians in Singapore Forming Their Own Spaces

Evan was 16 and doing well in school when he decided that he wanted to die. Years of enduring slurs such as “pondan” and “bapok” (derogatory terms in Malay for transvestite) and…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Singapore’s LGBTI Community Has a Drug Problem and It’s Time to Fix It

Singapore has some of the world’s strictest anti-drug laws. So trying to stem the growing use of recreational drugs in the LGBTI community is very challenging. The small nation criminalizes homosexual sex…

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