NEW DELHI (AP) — Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground. They say HIV services expanded and gay and transgender people became more likely to seek them out after a...
With two cases challenging Singapore’s anti-gay law pending in the High Court, the country’s Law Minister has met with both LGBT groups and church members to discuss the country’s stance on gay rights. While LGBT advocates want to see Section 377A – which criminalises sex between men – repealed, conservative church leaders insist that it...
Section 377A in Singapore’s Penal Code criminalises sex between two men, even if it is consensual. Although the government has promised that it will not be “proactively enforced”, it still means that technically all gay men in Singapore are in danger of becoming criminals, and being prosecuted as such. It means that children in Singapore...
It first began with a statement from Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong, the senior pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC), made during a visit by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. During his address, Khong appealed to ESM Goh for the Singapore government to retain Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sexual...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights supporters are marching through New Delhi to demand that they be allowed to lead lives of dignity in India’s deeply conservative society. Dozens of activists Sunday carried a nearly 15-meter- (50-foot-) long, rainbow-colored banner and waved placards demanding that the government extend the scope of anti-discrimination laws...
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