Archive for the '2010 posts' Category

People Like Us has sent a submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR), in relation to the upcoming review of Singapore’s human rights record in May 2011. The five-page paper focusses on six priority areas where the human rights of LGBT persons are compromised: criminal law, censorship, […]

Survey results: What concerns LGBT voters?

The repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code turned out to be the leading issue of concern to LGBT citizens. Respondents had been asked to name their top three issues from among twelve (four LGBT-related and eight non-LGBT-related), and 48.5 percent of them included repeal among their top three concerns. In second place was […]

On 24 September 2010, Mr M Ravi, a lawyer acting for Mr Tan Eng Hong, initiated a constitutional challenge to Section 377A of the Penal Code. This is the law that makes “gross indecency” between two men a crime in Singapore, punishable with up to two years’ imprisonment. Mr Tan had been charged under Section […]

What concerns LGBT voters?

Do lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters have exactly the same concerns as the general public? Are there concerns that are important to the community, yet are neglected by political parties vying for votes? A general election is widely expected in Singapore sometime in the next 6 – 12 months. LGBT citizens will have as […]

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