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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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Singapore ramps up calls for gay rights and decriminalisation

Singapore ramps up calls for gay rights and decriminalisation

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ community campaign to decriminalise homosexuality is gathering steam with this year’s Pink Dot event boldly proclaiming its time for the island nation to repeal statute 377A from their penal code. Now in its eleventh year Pink Dot sees thousands of Singaporeans gather in Hong Lim Park to celebrate the local queer community. Over […]

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Li Huanwu, the grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, weds his partner

Li Huanwu, the grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, weds his partner

Li Huanwu, the grandson of Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew, and the nephew of current Prime Minister Lee Hsian Loong, has wed his longtime partner Heng Yiriu. The couple announced their nuptials had taken place in South Africa, where they had been on holiday. The pair a prominent couple in Singapore where homosexuality remains illegal […]

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Singapore’s Health Ministry admits HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked

Singapore’s Health Ministry admits HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked

Singapore’s Health Ministry has confirmed that thousands of health records have been leaked, potentially putting the HIV status of over 14,000 people into the public realm. At a media briefing in Singapore today the health ministry announced that personal details of 14,200 people had become public knowledge. Among the information leaked was people’s contact details, […]

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Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt the child he fathered oversees through a surrogacy arrangement. Singapore outlaws homosexuality, and does not formally recognise surrogacy or rainbow families, but the court ruled that it was […]

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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

The Catholic Archbishop of Singapore has shared his views on the push to decrimalise homosexuality arguing that it should remain illegal because it will lead to gay people wanting to marry and adopt children. William Goh published a pastoral letter to Singapore’s Catholic community outlining the Catholic church’s opposition to the laws changing. There has […]

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