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Partial decriminalisation is not good enough

Further to our Statement of 7 November 2006, ‘Proposed reform of Penal Code is discriminatory and prejudicial to Singapore’s interests’, that same evening, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an “explanatory note” to the media, a part of which touches on Sections 377 and 377A of the Penal Code.
This clarification reads quite differently from the [...]

The Ministry of Home Affairs is proposing to repeal Section 377 of the Penal Code which criminalises “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” while retaining Section 377A which criminalises “gross indecency” between two males.
People Like Us welcomes the repeal of s.377, but calls for the repeal of s.377A at the same time. Section 377A [...]

People Like Us understands that the government will soon table a bill in Parliament to decriminalise non-vaginal sex for heterosexuals only, leaving it an offence for gay and lesbian couples. Such a move is highly discriminatory and hurtful to Singapore’s interests.
Both Sections 377 and 377A of the Penal Code should instead be repealed completely.
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People Like Us organised a one-night showcase of short films by gay and lesbian filmmakers on Friday, 6 October 2006. A private-invitation event, it was held at the Substation.
Curated by Alfian Sa’at and Boo Junfeng, Short Circuit 2006 featured 12 works by 11 young directors. The daring and freshness of the subjects covered and the [...]

IndigNation 2006 a great success

Singapore’s gay and lesbian Pride Season this year, IndigNation 2006, was a great success. What had originally been planned as a 2-week, 9-event festival eventually had 21 events over 4 weeks. One of the events, a dramatised reading of Desmond Sim’s new play Fairy Godfather, was held twice.
Some events attracted unexpected crowd sizes. The opening [...]






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