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Gay community looks ahead as it signals a new focus

By Li Xueying THE dialogue has been started, and it will continue. While disappointed that Section 377A – which criminialises sex between men – has not been repealed after two days of parliamentary debate, Singapore’s gay community is determined to keep the conversation going. As media company executive Stuart Koe put it: ‘We’ve started a […]

Why we should leave Section 377A alone: PM Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke in Parliament on Section 377A, which criminalises gay sex. Here are edited excerpts from his remarks ‘Mr Speaker Sir, this parliamentary debate is on the amendments to the Penal Code, but the hottest debate is on one section which is not being amended – Section 377A. Both Mr Siew […]

PM Lee: Why Singapore must 'leave Section 377A alone'

By Imelda Saad, Correspondent PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday weighed in on the two-day parliamentary debate over Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men. Stating his own position and the Govermment’s position, Mr Lee explained why the status quo must remain, despite the ‘legal untidiness and ambiguity’. Quoting Stuart Koe from, an […]