Archive for the '2005 posts' Category

Gay group banned from National Library

Media release: 10 November 2005 The National Arts Council (NAC) barred People Like Us 3 from holding a scheduled committee meeting at the National Library. This open-to-the-public meeting was meant as part of a series of events, called ‘Visitor Centre’. Â The aim of the Visitor Centre events was to allow the public to observe […]

Media Release: 7 October 2005 People Like Us welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s assurance that the government is not homophobic (Straits Times 7 October 2005) and that it needs to accommodate the gay community’s interests (Straits Times Online, 6 October 2005). In his speech and Q&A with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association on 6 October […]

Media Release: 28 July 2005 This year, there will not be a Nation Party in Singapore. Instead, there will be IndigNation, Singapore’s first gay and lesbian Pride Month. was refused a permit to hold Nation Party ’05 in Singapore, simply because it was expected to be gay event. IndigNation is a gay community response […]

Media Release: 08 April 2005 People Like Us regrets that the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) response to I-S Magazine represents precisely the homophobia and denial of reality that needs to be combatted in Singapore’s battle against Aids. BACKGROUND A gay-affirmative Christian group, Safehaven, produced a number of public-service advertisements meant to raise Aids-awareness and to […]

Media Release: 23 March 2005 People Like Us believes the government is more in denial about HIV and Aids than the gay community, as seen from the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) refusal to approve an entertainment licence for a concert to raise funds for Action for Aids (AFA). BACKGROUND Safehaven, a Christian support group that […]

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