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New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

Pink Dot SG and Virtue APAC have partnered to launch an artistic collaboration project to turn messages of support into art pieces and drive conversations around LGBTQIA+ issues well beyond Pride month. Singapore’s annual gathering in support of LGBTQIA+ law reform drew thousands of people to Hong Lim Park earlier this month. Supporters of the […]

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Poll find support for Singapore’s anti-gay laws is falling

Poll find support for Singapore’s anti-gay laws is falling

A poll conducted in Singapore has shown that support for the country’s colonial era laws that outlaw homosexuality has dropped in recent years. Less than half of those surveyed said they supported the criminalisation of homosexuality, revealing a shift in attitudes in the conservative country. The poll conducted by Ipsos asked 500 Singaporeans for their […]

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Singapore’s Pink Dot calls on politicians to move “onwards” with law reform

Singapore’s Pink Dot calls on politicians to move “onwards” with law reform

Majulah, in Malay it means ‘onwards’ and it’s the message attendees at Singapore’s Pink Dot event sent to politicians and their fellow citizens.  Singing the country’s national anthem Majulah Singapura, thousands called for action on Singapore’s antiquated colonial laws against homosexuality. Singapore’s annual gathering in support of LGBTIQA+ law reform drew thousands of people to Hong Lim Park […]

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LGBTIQA+ people in Singapore pin hopes on government taking action

LGBTIQA+ people in Singapore pin hopes on government taking action

Hopes of Singapore removing its colonial era laws against homosexuality suffered a set back recently when the country’s court of appealed ruled against a case arguing that the laws were discriminatory, but the local community has welcomed recent comments from a senior government minister that indicate change might be coming, albeit slowly. The Court of […]

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Samsung pulls Singaporean ad featuring drag queen

Samsung pulls Singaporean ad featuring drag queen

Samsung has pulled an ad it created especially for the Singaporean market that featured a local drag artist. The advertising campaign featured people trying out a new Samsung watch and noise cancelling headphones. The clip showed people hearing a recorded message from loved ones including a Muslim mother hearing a message from her son who […]

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Singapore charges Titus Low over OnlyFans content

Singapore charges Titus Low over OnlyFans content

Singaporean police have charged Titus Low, a social media content creator, with a series of offences relating to images and videos he uploaded to his OnlyFans account. The move has been seen as the first step in a crackdown on the social media platform in the conservative island nation. Titus Low Kaide appeared in a […]

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Singapore’s Pride celebrations to go ahead with Pink Dot online

Singapore’s Pride celebrations to go ahead with Pink Dot online

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ community has vowed to forge ahead with the online version of this year’s Pink Dot event despite opposition from family groups. Since it first began in 2009, Pink Dot has attracted larger crowd each successive year with over 28,000 people gathering in Hong Lim Park to shine a pink torch lights into the […]

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Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s High Court has rejected three different cases challenging the country’s colonial era laws that outlaw homosexuality. Section 377A of the country’s Penal Code criminalises same-sex relations between men. The law was introduced in the 1930’s when Singapore was ruled by Britain and echoes similar laws left by the British around the world. LGBTI human […]

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Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot finds new way to celebrate

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot finds new way to celebrate

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot will not take place in its usual arena of Hong Lim Park this year, but the organisers have found a new way to celebrate. Since 2008, the protest event and Pride celebration has been held in Hong Lim Park – the only legal space for protest in the small Asian […]

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Conversion therapy under the spotlight in Singapore

Conversion therapy under the spotlight in Singapore

A church in Singapore is facing a backlash after posting videos of people saying they have been able to turn away from same-sex attraction after following the church’s teachings. Critics say the approach is an example of conversion therapy, but the church has defended its approach arguing that people voluntarily follow their program and they […]

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