LGBT

Singapore’s own The G3Sha drops his coming out single ‘I’m OK’

Singaporean’s artist The G3sha drops his next single today titled I’m OK. It is a coming out song to the artist’s family and the world. The artist who released a Cantonese single Pei Pa Koa ( 枇杷膏) in April now tells the story of his personal experiences of growing up as a gay man in Singapore. The single explores his …

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#PinkDot11: Young Singaporeans chime in on 377A, PM Lee’s recent comments, and voting LGBT-friendly candidates in the GE

Thousands of Singaporean teens and youths flocked to Hong Lim Park last Saturday (29 Jun) to gather for the 11th anniversary of the Pink Dot movement, which supports the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Singaporeans to love and live freely without discrimination. TOC had the opportunity to interview more than a handful of such young Singaporeans, …

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The power of Pinkdot lies in its rejection

by James Leong Learnings from my First Foray into Hong Lim Park I get Pinkdot but it did not resonate with me, but action does speak louder than words and Pinkdot is in its 11th year. That’s more than a decade’s worth of action, so they must be doing something right.  I suspended all beliefs and decided to brave the crowds …

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“Tear down this law”: Pink Dot and Singapore’s LGBTQ community spell out need for Govt to repeal 377A in the wake of PM Lee’s comments — literally

“Please, Prime Minister Lee … Lead us. Tear down this law.” Such was the message conveyed by lawyer and Pink Dot SG spokesperson Paerin Choa at Hong Lim Park last Sat (29 Jun) — a message that reverberated like a clarion call among some thousands of Pink Dot 11’s attendees, prompting them to repeat after him, just minutes before the …

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4 tips for LGBTQ and singles to purchase property in Singapore

For the most of us, securing a property is one of the biggest milestones that we would want to achieve in our lives. It gives us a sense of accomplishment to know that we have a roof over our heads – whether it means owning our own home or just renting one. However, it’s definitely easier said than done. In …

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Ecuador legalises same-sex marriages in landmark ruling

After over a week of postponing its decision on the legality of same-sex marriages, Ecuador’s apex court has issued a ruling in favour of same-sex marriages on Wed (12 Jun), following two lawsuits by two same-sex couples intending to wed. Five out of the nine judges presiding over the closed hearing in the Latin American nation’s constitutional court voted to …

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Kirsten Han calls out Law Minister for taking a cheap shot on LGBT issue

Editor-in-chief of Southeast Asian affairs platform New Naratif Kirsten Han took to her Facebook on Tuesday (11 June) to call out Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam for taking a cheap shot at the LGBT issue. She was referring to the Minister’s Facebook post where he commented on an incident in the UK where a gay couple got …

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Botswana joins Angola and Mozambique in the list of African nations to decriminalise same-sex relations

Botswana has joined the ranks of two other African nations Angola and Mozambique in decriminalising same-sex relations through a landmark High Court ruling yesterday (11 Jun). Justice Michael Leburu, in delivering his judgement, said that a democratic society is characterised by “tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness.” He added that “societal inclusion is central to ending poverty and fostering shared prosperity”, and …

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