Singaporean activists took to YouTube to push for Section 377A’s repeal. That colonial era law forbids same-sex relations.
Long detested, Section 377A raised fresh debate after Parliament proposed a bill legalizing anal and oral sex between heterosexuals, but stayed firm on the gay sex ban. Now activists are gearing up for a legislative fight:
Member of Parliament Siew Kum Hong will present a petition on October 22 to coincide with debate on the most extensive amendments to the city-state’s penal code in 22 years.
The petition urges abolishing part of the penal code that makes sexual acts between males a crime punishable by up to two years in jail.
In addition to the petition, a number of straight and gay activists made the above video. They describe it as a “rap,” but it’s mostly just talking. Regardless, it’s pretty impressive considering Singapore isn’t known for its protest culture.