Tag: LGBT in Singapore

Over half of Singaporeans have a negative reaction to a relative coming out as LGBTQ—survey

Singapore — A recent survey showed 53 percent of Singaporean respondents reacting negatively to a hypothetical situation wherein a close family member would come out to them as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. A survey of 887 respondents in Singapore was conducted by Blackbox...

ST edits out portion of Pink Dot story that said LHY and family had attended the rally

Singapore—Pink Dot held a very successful rally and concert on June 29, with thousands of attendees coming to Hong Lim Park on the last Saturday of Pride Month, when support for the LGBTQ+ community was seen in big parades and demonstrations all over the...

Activists challenge PM Lee’s remarks on 377A; “Very lacking of a moral framework” —Roy Ngerng

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made some remarks on June 26, Wednesday, about the LGBT+ community and Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sexual acts among males, which have left activists in disagreement with the country’s leader. At the Smart Nation...

PM Lee: Whatever your sexual orientation, you’re welcome to work in Singapore

Singapore— Are the winds of change blowing over Singapore? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke up about sexual orientation and Section 377A of the Penal Code, which deem homosexual acts between men illegal, at the Smart Nation Summit at Marina Bay Sands on June 26, Wednesday. The...

Wedding of Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson and his boyfriend maybe a watershed moment for LGBT rights in Singapore

Singapore—On Friday, May 24, Li Huanwu, grandson of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, married his boyfriend Heng Yirui in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, same-sex marriages were legalised more than a dozen years ago. Singapore, however, remains subject to Section 377A of...

Emotional Tosh Zhang steps down as Pink Dot 2019 ambassador after much flak for old homophobic tweets

Singapore – Two days after being nominated as an ambassador for Pink Dot’s 2019 campaign on LGBTQ+ discrimination and prejudice, Tosh Zhang released an emotional public statement to say that he is stepping down from the role. This came after some of his old...

Pink Dot 2019 ambassador Tosh Zhiang gets called out for homophobic tweets, gives public apology

Singapore – A member of the public questioned the sincerity of nominating Tosh Zhang to be one of Pink Dot’s campaign on LGBTQ discrimination and prejudice when he has tweeted numerous homophobic comments in the past. On May 16 (Thursday), a certain Sarah Yip went...

Despite High Court ruling, Minister Desmond Lee says, ‘We do not support gay families and adoptions’

After the recent case wherein a gay father was allowed to adopt his son born through a surrogate, Singapore is reviewing its laws on adoption, and examining issues revolved around surrogacy. But Desmond Lee, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, reiterated that it...

Mother with gay sons speaks up

"I am quite sure we are not in the majority. We will never be. I have two gay sons. I am divorced from their father. So that's my family. It is as real as any family in Singapore. To tell me this is not...