Archive for the '2011 posts' Category

On the coming general election

People Like Us urges all Singaporeans to take a bit of trouble to find out what each party and what each candidate contesting in your constituency stand for, and to cast your vote wisely. No doubt it is hard for any person to reduce a multitude of concerns to a single vote choice. Undeniably, bread […]

Singapore govt’s UPR report ignores LGBT

The Singapore government’s National Report for the upcoming 2011 Universal Periodic Review totally ignores the issues raised by People Like Us on our UPR submission, a copy of which was given to a representative of the Foreign Ministry at a forum in October 2010. The National Report does not even mention sexual orientation, let alone […]

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With a general election expected in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2011, seven members of the LGBT community in Singapore sent a joint letter to six political parties requesting a clarification of their position on selected issues of interest to LGBT Singaporeans. The letter was sent in mid-September 2010 with reply requested […]

Singapore Press Holdings recently launched a book containing interviews with Lee Kuan Yew titled Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. In there are several references to homosexuality — an issue that has become a staple in our socio-political discourse and in fact a litmus test of Singapore’s maturity and secularism. For the record, archived here […]

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