LGBT

Sayoni to launch first report on violence and discrimination against LBTQ women in Singapore

Lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) rights group Sayoni has published a ground breaking research study highlighting violence and discrimination against LBTQ persons in Singapore, to be launched on 25 May. The publication is the result of a qualitative study conducted by Sayoni, a volunteer-run feminist group that works to uphold equality and human rights protections for lesbian, bisexual and …

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Drag queen Becca D’Bus condemns Tosh Zhang’s “gross” and “unprofessional” sudden withdrawal from Pink Dot Ambassador role

Drag queen Becca D’Bus has criticised actor-singer Tosh Zhang’s unilateral decision to withdraw from his role as this year’s Pink Dot Ambassador, following the backlash received by the latter after a string of homophobic tweets from 2010 to 2013 have resurfaced. D’Bus took to Facebook on Sat (19 May) to brand Zhang’s decision to do so before consulting the organisers …

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Taiwan becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage through groundbreaking Bill

This year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia witnessed a significant moment in the history of LGBTQ rights as Taiwan’s parliamentarians pass Asia’s first same-sex marriage legislation today (17 May), despite strong opposition from the public as seen in the results of a referendum last Nov. Results of the referendum revealed that more than 70 per cent of people …

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Pink Dot’s 11th edition aims to highlight stories of discrimination against LGBTQ Singaporeans

Homegrown non-profit movement Pink Dot will be ushering into its 11th year by taking a strong stance against the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Singaporeans. This year’s Pink Dot campaign video centres the stories of three individuals who have faced discrimination as a result of their gender and/or their sexual orientation, and depicts them sharing their …

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Upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race “Werq the World” live show in Singapore to be “assessed” by IMDA for “content classification”: MCI

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has received the arts entertainment (AE) licence application for the RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World live show – based on the Emmy award-winning reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race – and will assess the performance in accordance with the AECC, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on 15 Jan. Responding to Nee Soon Member of Parliament …

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Pink Dot calls on MSFD to rethink their move to strengthen adopt laws and policies against same-sex couples

Following the High Court ruling to allow a gay Singaporean man to adopt his 5-year old biological son, Minister Desmond Lee said in Parliament on Monday (14 Jan) that the Ministry for Social and Family Development will be reviewing and strengthening existing adoption laws and policies. He also reiterated Singapore’s public policy which is against the formation of same-sex family …

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