Singapore

LGBTI Rights in Singapore


ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

Two suits challenge Singapore’s colonial-era anti-gay law

Singapore is facing two lawsuits asking the courts to overturn the nation’s colonial-era anti-homosexuality law, Section 377A. Both constitutional challenges were filed after the Indian Supreme Court in September overturned that nation’s anti-homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Why Some Members of Singapores’s LGBTI Community Prefer Life in the Shadows

When news broke in December that Singapore’s High Court had allowed a gay couple to adopt their son conceived through a surrogate in the United States, it was not met with cheers…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

Violent comments against student who kissed his male partner are ‘worrying’: Inter-University LGBT Network

The recent online vitriol some Singaporeans have spewed on a man from a local junior college who was seen on an Instagram post kissing his male partner was worrying, said Singapore’s Inter-University…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Leaked HIV data creates fear among Singaporean LGBT community

A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

LGBT rights advocate files case against Attorney-General, stating Section 377A of Penal Code is void

An LGBT rights advocate has filed a case against the Attorney-General, stating that Section 377A of the Penal Code - which criminalises sex between men - is "inconsistent" with portions of Singapore's…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt the child he fathered oversees…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Gay man in Singapore wins landmark child adoption case

A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore High Court ruled on Monday…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

MP Allegedy Walks Out of Discussion with Resident After Being Asked for Her Views on Anti-gay Law

A meeting with Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Lee Bee Wah last night turned awkward, according to an activist representing the Ready4Repeal movement. Edward Foo, a volunteer of the group…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

LGBTQ Movements Gain Energy Across SE Asia

Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents "finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to express my liking of feminine…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2018

Singapore Elite Backs Push to Overturn Anti-Gay Laws

Senior members of Singapore’s business, political and legal elite have backed fresh attempts to overturn the colonial-era section of the country’s penal code that criminalizes gay sex. Leading the push are former…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

Buddhist Group’s President in Favour of Repealing 377A

The Buddhist Fellowship's president said yesterday he supports repealing Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes sex between men. Separately, the group behind the latest attempt to repeal the law held…

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