Tag Archives: Singapore

IDAHOT anti-hate campaign: Even in 20 anti-gay nations

LGBT rights activists and supporters — even those in 20 nations where homosexuality is illegal — will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Saturday, May 17. The day is billed as a worldwide celebration of sexual and … Continue reading

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Asian film project seeks to encourage LGBT youths

An Asian initiative is compiling a series of short, personal films designed to boost the well-being of youths who belong to sexual minorities, including those in three countries with laws against homosexual activity. The “Stories of Being Me” filmmaking initiative … Continue reading

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Beefed up legal team opposing Singapore’s anti-gay law

Fridae reports from Singapore: Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the High Court to have Singapore’s anti-gay sex law declared unconstitutional, have appointed a new legal team to help with their appeal. In addition to hiring a … Continue reading

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Quick, strong support for appeal of Singapore anti-gay law

“We are seeing the light at the end of tunnel. … We are no longer walking alone, or in tens or hundreds, we are now walking in tens of thousands.” — Bryan Choong In this article, Singapore counseling center manager … Continue reading

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Singapore court and anti-gay law: ‘a bump in the road’

In response to this month’s High Court rejection of a challenge to Singapore’s anti-homosexuality law,  counseling center manager Bryan Choong recalls his emotions in the wake of 2007’s failed attempt to repeal that law and tells how LGBTQ people can … Continue reading

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Singapore’s High Court upholds anti-gay sex law

Strait Times in Singapore reports: The High Court has dismissed a legal claim by gay partners Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee that Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between two men, was discriminatory and unconstitutional. In his … Continue reading

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Gay rights book ready for e-readers, in paperback too

The new book From Wrongs to Gay Rights is now available in electronic formats as well as in paperback. It presents in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws, depicted by authors published on this blog. The … Continue reading

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Singapore: More straight allies every day

Observation about the audience response to “out and proud US pop star” Adam Lambert’s concert last week in Singapore: Every day, we have Singaporeans coming out as straight allies and accepting of their LGBTQ Singaporeans. Every day, we are reminded … Continue reading

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How Singapore learns about LGBTQ people

Oogachaga Singapore, a counseling service for LGBTQ people, this week helped to run two events aimed at developing a broader community understanding of LGBTQ people in Singapore, where a law against sexual relations between men is currently being challenged in … Continue reading

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New book shows human face of gay rights, anti-gay laws

In a new book, the writers of this blog portray in vividly human terms the toll of 76-plus countries’ anti-gay laws. The book, “From Wrongs to Gay Rights,” is currently available in exchange for a $25 donation to the St. … Continue reading

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