Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
Warn Foreigners To Stay Out Their Discriminatory Business

Singapore Bans Gay Forum

Singapore’s having the best anti-gay week ever. First authorities shutter a gay photo show, now they’ve canceled an August 7th forum called “Sexual Orientation in International Law: The Case of Asia.” Apparently Singapore isn’t down with self-reflection.

The forum, which would have featured Canadian theorist Douglas Sanders, got the ax after officials rejected Sanders’ visa and lashed out at the event’s international flavor. The Home Affairs released a statement yesterday, which reads:

Our laws are an expression and reflection of the values of our society; the discourse over a domestic issue such as the laws that govern homosexuality in Singapore must be reserved for Singaporeans … foreigners should refrain from interfering.

Funny, because we thought Singapore’s anti-gay laws were just a throwback to Britain’s colonial era Section 377.

On:           Aug 3, 2007
Tagged: , , , , , ,
  • 1 Comment
    • anton

      am ia

      Jan 26, 2008 at 6:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.

  • Copyright 2016 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.