Tag Archive | Singapore

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday. The health ministry said on Monday that an American, who lived in the country previously, disclosed online the details of 5,400 Singaporeans, and 8,800 […]

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

(Reuters) – Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws, after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son, in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a […]

Singapore: Court allows gay man to adopt son in landmark ruling

Singapore: Court allows gay man to adopt son in landmark ruling

(Reuters) – Singapore’s high court on Monday allowed a gay doctor to adopt his biological son, a landmark ruling in the socially conservative city-state that comes almost a year after his initial bid was rejected. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling, in which a court said the man could not adopt the boy because he […]

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: Couple’s Marriage Annulled After Sex-change

Singapore: Couple’s Marriage Annulled After Sex-change

Singapore has annulled the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner, in a case that has sparked accusations of discrimination against the LGBT community. The unidentified couple were married as man and woman in October 2015, before the husband had sex-change surgery to become a female, according to local daily the Straits Times.

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 […]