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Added on: 04/24/2021
4/23/21
A man has been jailed for threatening a High Court judge and the Singapore judiciary on social media after they upheld a discriminatory anti-gay law. Muhammad Hanif…

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Added on: 02/25/2021
An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue…

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Added on: 02/02/2021
02/01/2021
It has been an important week for LGBTQ+ activists in Singapore, both in the courtroom and on the streets. While the affluent country has seen some moves…

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Added on: 01/28/2021
Singapore’s LGBT rights groups on Wednesday urged introspection from authorities after police arrested three people for staging a brief peaceful protest against transphobia in the education system….

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Added on: 01/26/2021
01/25/2021
SINGAPORE – Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said the “political compromise” struck by the Government in 2007 – to keep Section 377A of the Penal Code but not…

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Added on: 01/21/2021
01/18/2021
A homophobic incident at a food outlet in Lau Pa Sat has drawn a flock of supporters – including local celebrities – commending the business for taking…

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Added on: 01/16/2021
Using a throwaway account on reddit/r/SGExams, one transgender student recalled her difficult experience in school, specifically with the Ministry of Education (MOE) allegedly interfering her hormone replacement…

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Added on: 12/17/2020
12/17/2020
Tan Seng Kee, a 62-year-old retired doctor and LGBTQ+ activist, recently filed a motion in Singapore’s High Court, asking it to order the city-state’s cabinet to revoke…

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Added on: 12/04/2020
12/03/2020
SINGAPORE – A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist has applied to the High Court for a mandatory order for Cabinet to move a Bill…

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Added on: 11/12/2020
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Added on: 09/02/2020
09/01/2020
Theresa Goh became a legend in Singapore by winning gold at the 2006 Paralympic Championships. Now she’s pushing for LGBTQ visibility in her home country. A new…

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Added on: 07/24/2020
07/23/2020
Sharing hot takes on the internet is not always rainbows and butterflies, as one local artiste found out after her opinions on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and…

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Added on: 07/21/2020
Singapore’s national free-to-air broadcaster, MediaCorp, has come under fire after portraying a gay character in a manner that some have called “extremely harmful” to the LGBT community….

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Added on: 07/15/2020
07/14/2020
A year ago, Taiwan made history by becoming the first Asian country to permit same-sex marriage in a region where any form of legal recognition for same-sex…

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Added on: 07/09/2020
07/08/2020
Among a record eleven parties set to contest Singapore’s election on Friday, there has been virtual silence on one of the conservative city-state’s most controversial issues, gay…

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Added on: 05/16/2020
05/15/2020
Willie Tay, a Singaporean pop star whose sexuality cost him his record deal and social media following, has bounced back with a brand new album. Tay was…

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Added on: 04/01/2020
03/31/2020
Two men have filed appeals against a High Court decision to dismiss their legal challenges against the law criminalising sex between men. Lawyers representing Mr Johnson Ong…

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Added on: 03/30/2020
03/30/2020
Singapore’s High Court today ruled to uphold the criminalisation of homosexuality, the Human Dignity Trust have confirmed. The decision would have overturned an anti-gay colonial law instated…

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Added on: 12/21/2019
2019 has been a mixed year for opponents of the anti-gay laws that still oppress LGBTQ people in dozens of countries worldwide. During 2019, millions fewer people…

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Added on: 11/13/2019
11/12/2019
As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right”…

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Added on: 11/11/2019
It is a law famously and stubbornly resistant to change. One that has outlived not only the British colonialists who drafted it, but the British empire itself….

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Added on: 10/28/2019
This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health…

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Added on: 10/17/2019
10/16/2019
Homosexuality is banned in Singapore and arts are strictly censored – yet performers say the tough line helps foment a thriving, LGBT+ cultural scene in this conservative…

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Added on: 09/26/2019
09/25/2019
An activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who is a retired general practitioner, has filed a new court challenge against Section 377A of the…

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Added on: 06/28/2019
Are the winds of change blowing over Singapore? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke up about sexual orientation and Section 377A of the Penal Code, which deem…

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Added on: 06/03/2019
It was an obvious choice for Manda Foo when she was asked to sign a pledge in April to reduce discrimination faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Added on: 05/17/2019
05/16/2019
I remember when I was a kid, I’d hear people calling gays ‘ah gua’ in Singapore. It’s an equivalence of the word faggot or broken wrist. There…

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Added on: 05/07/2019
Fans of the openly gay singer Troye Sivan were told not to wave rainbow flags during a concert in Singapore last Friday. LGBTQ rights activist Benjamin Xue…

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Added on: 05/05/2019
05/02/2019
Singapore has seen “distinct shifts” in attitudes to gay rights in the last five years, with support for same-sex marriage rising, a survey released on Thursday showed….

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Added on: 04/27/2019
04/24/2019
Singapore’s Foreign Minister has denied ever labelling a discussion around the country’s gay sex ban as ‘silly’. Queer man, YuZhou Lee attended a Singapore government forum in…