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Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

(Reuters) – A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps, and scrap similar British colonial-era legislation. Previous legal challenges to overturn the ban failed, but a prominent Singapore diplomat called on the gay […]

Singapore: Pride Rally Draws Thousands Despite New Restrictions

Singapore: Pride Rally Draws Thousands Despite New Restrictions

Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally drew thousands of people on Saturday, July 1st, despite new restrictions aimed at keeping foreigners out of domestic politics, and barricades put up around the rally site. The rally has been held since 2009 under stringent public assembly laws at Speakers’ Corner, an area set aside for demonstrations, […]

Singapore: Anti-LGBT Stance On Pink Dot Raising Corporate Opposition

Singapore: Anti-LGBT Stance On Pink Dot Raising Corporate Opposition

Recent moves by Singapore’s government to change its notoriously narrow public order law to further restrict free speech came as no surprise. But the specificity and persistence of the moves by the country’s home affairs ministry — first, in June, a warning to corporations that sponsor a gay-themed gathering, and from November 1 the imposition […]