Archive for the '2007 posts' Category

At the Hope Concert on 13 Decmeber 2007, Alex Au, on behalf of People Like Us, presented PLU’s 2007 Dignity Award to Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao, in recognition of his unyielding support for LGBTs in Singapore.
Rev Yap, currently an advisor to the inclusive Free Community Church, has written letters to the press and spoken [...]

People Like Us congratulates Safehaven on the success of the Hope Concert they organised, 13 December 2007. The event raised funds for Action of Aids, and the fight against HIV.
The 1,000-seat auditorium was virtually full and the quality of the show testified to the immense effort put into it.
Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State [...]

Swedish MP meets with PLU

In the first week of November 2007, Swedish Member of Parliament for the City of Stockholm Fredrick Federley (Centre Party) came on a fact-finding visit to Singapore.
People Like Us held a meeting with him, appraising him of the situation in Singapore with respect to gay equality and human rights. This was followed by dinner and [...]

Parliament refuses to repeal Section 377A

After a historic debate over Section 377A which makes “gross indecency” between 2 males a criminal offence, Parliament chose not to repeal this highly offensive and archaic law.
However, Section 377 has been repealed as planned. See earlier note about the anomaly this creates.
Nominated Member of Parliament Siew Kum Hong presented a Parliamentary Petition to repeal [...]

The Singapore Parliament is scheduled to debate the proposed amendments to the Penal Code later this month. Among the amendments expected to be tabled is the repeal of Section 377 which currently states:
Whosoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, [...]






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