Tag: Section 377A

The Problem with Bum Holes

There seems to be a national obsession with the anus in Singapore. If you want to get a heated discussion going, all you need to do is to mention the fact that in Singapore it remains illegal for two consenting adult men to poke...

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...

Pink Dot rebuts PM Lee’s views and invite him to attend the LGBT pride gathering

The campaign team behind Pink Dot, the annual LGBT pride gathering that has taken place in Singapore for over a decade, has invited Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to attend Pink Dot 2019, this Saturday. Pink Dot issued the open invitation after rebutting some comments...

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...

PM Lee quashes all hope that S377A will be repealed anytime soon, says the law will be around “for some time”

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has quashed all hope that Section 377A will be repealed in Singapore anytime soon, as he asserted that the law criminalising gay sex will be around "for some time." While Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code - a...

BREAKING: Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Huanwu marries boyfriend Heng Yirui in South Africa

Singapore—Congratulations are in order for Li Huanwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and his boyfriend Heng Yirui, who were married in South Africa today, May 24. In an Instagram post put up in the late afternoon, Dr Heng wrote, “Today I marry...

Youth in Singapore more open to LGBT rights, though Singapore is still ‘fairly conservative’—IPS report

Singapore— The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) released a working paper on Thursday, May 2, entitled, Religion, Morality, and Conservatism in Singapore, which showed that there have been changes in Singaporean society when it comes to issues concerning the rights of the LGBT community,...

Student points out similiarities between WP’s Pritam Singh’s speech on 377A and PM Lee’s in 2007

Singapore—At a speech at the National University of Singapore’s Political Association Forum 2019 last Thursday, April 4, Pritam Singh, the head of the Workers’ Party (WP), said that it would not call for a repeal of Section 377A, which considers sexual intercourse between men...

Muslim clerics claim Section 377A repeal will threaten family values

The Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association (Pergas) released a statement on Wednesday, September 19, weighing in on the possible repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code, which states that sexual encounters between males is a criminal act. Pergas’s statement indicated they are...

Gay Singaporean speaks up on 377A

With the possible repeal of Section 377A as a recent hot topic of discussion, both sides of the debate have been vocal for and against it. Petitions are being circulated seeking citizens' support to either keep Penal Code 377A or to finally repeal it,...