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Singaporean Activists “Rap” For Rights


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.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 12, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • Mr. B
      Mr. B

      That might very well be one of the cutest activist PSAs ever.

      I hope the law gets repealed!

      Oct 12, 2007 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas Deroose
      Nicholas Deroose

      Thank you for posting this article

      Your right singapore is not known for its protests its still better known for the equally redundant law of banning chewing gum

      nick.D

      http://www.queercast.net

      Oct 16, 2007 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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