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’.
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The aim of the Visitor Centre events was to allow the public to observe civil society in [...]

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 2005, PM [...]

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.
Fridae.com 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 to this unreasonable [...]

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 combat homophobia which often [...]

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 is welcoming to [...]






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