Tag Archives: Singapore

New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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Blogger risks jail for comments on Singapore anti-gay law

A blogger in Singapore has been found in contempt of court — a finding that puts him at risk of a jail sentence — for his coverage of legal proceedings that dismissed lawsuits seeking to overturn Singapore’s anti-gay law, Section … Continue reading

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Singapore court rejects appeal of anti-gay law

Channel NewsAsia reports: SINGAPORE — The nation’s highest court on Wednesday Oct 29 ruled that a law that criminalises sex between men is constitutional. The ruling covers both cases contesting the law, one brought by two graphic designers who have … Continue reading

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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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