Tag: LGBTQ

MSF: Violence will not be tolerated against any person regardless of gender or orientation

Singapore—On August 7, Wednesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said it will not tolerate any violence against anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Dr Walter Theseira had asked a parliamentary question concerning measures taken by the ministry...

Christian group faces huge backlash after trying to “help Christians with unwanted same-sex attraction”

The Christian group behind the Instagram account TrueLove.Is.Sg faced a huge wave of criticism and backlash from the local LGBTQ community after it touted itself as trying to “help Christians with unwanted same-sex attraction”. The group is linked to the 3:16 church led by Pastor...

LGBTQ rights are being taught at British schools to the dismay of some parents

At Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham, books like "And Tango Makes Three", "My Princess Boy" and "We Are Family" are part of the curriculum that teaches students between the ages six and 11 about the human rights and characteristics legally protected from discrimination...

Singapore Polytechnic responds after barring radio DJ from TED talk because of LGBTQ+ themes

Joshua Simon, a radio presenter at Kiss92 FM, had his recent TED Talk cancelled because of the LGBTQ+ themes it contained. In a Facebook post, he wrote that he was removed from the speakers’ list at Singapore Polytechnic because his talk included LGBTQ+ themes. However...

“I’m OK”, a song about a gay guy’s journey by Singaporean Joshua Su makes its debut

Joshua Su, 30s also known as The G3sha is releasing his new hip hop single "I'm OK" on Jul 5, 2019. The song is about growing up gay in Singapore, facing uncertainty with lyrics like, 'So I prayed to God and asked, what's wrong with me?...

Radio DJ barred from giving TED talk at Singapore poly because of LGBTQ+ themes

Joshua Simon, a radio presenter at Kiss92 FM, had his recent TED Talk cancelled because of the LGBTQ+ themes it contained. TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, and Simon was set to speak at Singapore Polytechnic....

Newlyweds Li Huanwu and Heng Yirui attend Pink Dot with first-timer Lee Hsien Yang

Singapore – On June 29 (Saturday), Lee Hsien Yang was spotted for the first time at a Pink Dot annual event. The younger brother of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong continues to support his second son Li Huanwu, who recently tied the know with...

Jackie Chan’s daughter marries Canadian girlfriend

Etta Ng, daughter of martial arts and movie star Jackie Chan, and her Canadian girlfriend Instagram influencer And Autumn have gotten married. A photo of the couple holding their marriage certificate has made the round on social media, showing that Ng and Autumn tied the...

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...

MOE bans speaker from giving TED talk in SJI, says LGBTQ group

The Inter-University LGBT Network (Singapore) has expressed disappointment at the last-minute prohibition of its representative from giving a speech at a TEDtalk event in St Joseph’s Institution (SJI). In a statement released on 20 July, the group said the Ministry of Education (MOE) had stepped...