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Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said last weekend that on the question of homosexuality, Singapore has to “take a practical, pragmatic approach to what I see is an inevitable force of time and circumstance.” Some reports have cast his comments as suggesting that he believed decriminalisation should be moved forward. Reuters, for example, reported thus: […]

Censors insist on cuts for ‘Solos’

People Like Us are disappointed, but not surprised, that the Board of Film Censors (BFC) has insisted on 3 cuts to the locally-made film ‘Solos’, before they would give it an R21 rating for the 20th Singapore International Film Festival. Since the film festival organisers have a policy of screening only uncut films, out of […]

It was reported on radio and Today newspaper that half of Singapore youths considered homosexuality acceptable. This came out of a survey of 800 individuals aged 15 – 29, conducted by the Singapore Polytechnic. A more detailed breakdown was reported by morning radio, which said that 44% of male respondents and 57% of female respondents […]

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 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 […]

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