Tag: gay

Ong Ye Kung says there is no discrimination of the LGBTQ community here

Yesterday, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that there is no discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community "at work, housing (and) education" here in Singapore. After India’s move to repeal the law banning gay sex, there has been a push...

Local DJ challenges Section 377A

Local DJ Mr Johnson Ong Ming, 43, and goes by the stage name DJ Big Kid, filed his challenge against Singapore’s Section 377A of the Penal Code — which criminalises sex between two men - on Monday. This was four days after India's Supreme Court...

K Shanmugam: Government in the middle when it comes to laws on gay sex, but ultimately society has to decide

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said earlier today that it is ultimately up to Singapore’s society to decide its stance when it comes to legislation on gay sex. He added this is because that laws will have to change with shifts in...

Tug of war between Disney and Malaysia on ‘Le Fou’ love bites

To the Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF), Disney went too far in promoting same-sex on screen in a movie destined mainly for children by incorporating a scene when the gay character shows love bites on his tummy. The LFP chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid reportedly...

What gay activism means for these two

By Simon Vincent “You can’t talk about gay issues without talking about politics,” said Alex Au in a discussion hosted by the Humanist Society of Singapore on Sunday afternoon at the SMU Administration building. Called Human Worth and Dignity: Two Stories of the LGBT Community in...

Are We Too Disapproving?

So the recent news about the new types of equipment to deal with smoke and fuel have made an old hawker centre rule somewhat redundant. Environment Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has rightly asked for the scrapping of the National Environment Agency rule. But what...