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Added on: 06/20/2024
Organisers of Pink Dot 2015 said the estimated turnout of 28,000 was a record for the event, surpassing the crowd count of 26,000 they gave last year. No…

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Added on: 03/25/2024
03/24/2024
SINGAPORE — The Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) has denounced “conversion therapy”, the practice of trying to change or suppress the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ…

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Added on: 11/15/2023
There are currently 10 transgender inmates behind bars, with one of them having undergone a complete sex change, while the remaining nine are in the process of…

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Added on: 08/31/2023
08/30/2023
HONG KONG/TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – In Hong Kong’s highest court, five judges are deliberating whether to recognise same-sex marriages conducted overseas. Their decision, expected later this year,…

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Added on: 06/26/2023
06/25/2023
Hundreds of people wearing pink attended Singapore’s annual Pink Dot LGBTQ rally on Saturday, the first to be held since the city-state decriminalised gay sex last year….

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Added on: 06/07/2023
06/06/2023
A warning letter was issued to a religious teacher who used inappropriate and inflammatory language to incite hatred and disrespect towards members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,…

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Added on: 12/04/2022
12/03/2022
Standing in Singapore’s tranquil Esplanade Park, Russell Heng pointed to the spot where he was once caught by the police – just for being gay. It looks…

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Added on: 12/01/2022
11/30/2022
SINGAPORE — Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday voted to repeal a controversial law that criminalized consensual sex between men, in a landmark victory for the city-state’s LGBTQ community….

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Added on: 11/30/2022
11/29/2022
Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday decriminalized sex between men, but, in a blow to the LGBT community, also amended the constitution to prevent court challenges that in other…

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Added on: 11/12/2022
She was the only woman soldier working in the guard room, surrounded by men who harassed and frightened her after she said she was transgender. She tried…

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Added on: 10/21/2022
10/20/2022
SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Singapore’s government filed bills in parliament on Thursday seeking to decriminalise sex between men, and to amend the constitution to prevent court…

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Added on: 10/18/2022
10/16/2022
A bisexual OnlyFans creator has been sentenced to prison by a Singaporean court after using the app. Back in December, Titus Low was taken into custody on…

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Added on: 09/21/2022
09/20/2022
Chinese-owned video streamer iQiyi has confirmed that it has blocked access in Singapore to ten gay-themed TV series. But it says that the move is temporary. “The…

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Added on: 09/15/2022
09/15/2022
Singapore’s law minister says “cancel culture” rules may be included in legislation in the near future as the government looks to protect residents against online pressure over…

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Added on: 09/03/2022
Growing up in a conservative Christian neighborhood in Singapore, Brenda Eng and Pearlyn Tam never imagined they would lead the life they do today. The lesbian couple…

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Added on: 09/01/2022
08/30/2022
Tan Eng Hong’s voice wavers as he remembers his 12-year struggle against Section 377A, a law that criminalises sex between men in Singapore. When he heard the…

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Added on: 08/23/2022
08/22/2022
Singapore’s decision to lift a colonial-era ban on sex between men is long overdue and will not end discrimination of LGBT groups in the conservative city-state, rights…

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Added on: 08/22/2022
08/21/2022
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Singapore announced Sunday it will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law while protecting the city-state’s traditional norms and its definition…

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Added on: 08/21/2022
A controversial law that criminalises sex between men in Singapore has been thrust into the spotlight again, amid an ongoing government review which seeks to find the…

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Added on: 07/07/2022
07/07/2022
Singapore will not prosecute citizens under its colonial-era law against consensual same-sex sexual relations, a local government official has claimed. During an interview on BBC’s “Hardtalk” on…

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Added on: 06/19/2022
Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally returned to the nation’s sole government-designated free speech zone on Saturday with palpable excitement after a two-year interruption and amid…

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Added on: 04/08/2022
04/07/2022
Singapore’s strict legislation is often cited as one the city-state’s defining characteristics. Talks about the country’s most stringent laws, from the infamous ban on chewing gum to…

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Added on: 03/25/2022
03/24/2022
A Singapore government survey seeking feedback from the public about LGBTQI issues and section 377A that criminalises same-sex relationships has received over 30,000 responses. According to the Strait Times,…

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Added on: 03/13/2022
Singapore’s gay rights campaigners know full well that their years-long campaign to repeal the country’s colonial-era law that criminalises consensual sex between men is a marathon, not…

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Added on: 03/01/2022
02/28/2022
Singapore’s highest court rejected a bid by LGBTQ+ activists to overturn the country’s law that criminalises men having sex with men. The Court of Appeals stated that…

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Added on: 02/09/2022
02/08/2022
It was a Singaporean news report on the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, live from a Beijing bar filled with eager fans. Yet it was two men –…

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Added on: 01/24/2022
01/23/2022
Samsung decided to remove an advertisement from airing in Singapore and deleted it from online channels, shortly after posting it, because it “may be perceived as insensitive…

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Added on: 07/10/2021
Through stories of personal experiences and interviews with guests, a groundbreaking podcast is trying to “celebrate and stop hiding” the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore, where sex between…

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Added on: 06/29/2021
06/28/2021
For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world – thanks to colonial Britain. Till today,…

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Added on: 05/22/2021
Singapore’s government has told the U.S. Embassy “not to interfere” in local matters after it hosted a webinar with local LGBT advocates earlier this week. The invitation-only…