Tag Archives: Singapore

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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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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