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Singapore Won't Destroy 2 Gay Themed Book Titles

Friday Jul 18, 2014
Singapore's information minister says two children's books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won't be destroyed after all.

Singapore Bans 'Archie' Comics Over Same-Sex Wedding

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Singapore officials are banning "Archie" comics because the series depicts a same-sex wedding.

Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

By Satish Cheney | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.

Singaporean Gays Rally to Counter Opposition

By Satish Cheney | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives.

Singapore Health Officials: LGBTQ People Are Normal

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Leading health officials from Singapore issued an online Q&A report this week that says LGBTQ people are normal and do not suffer from mental illnesses.

With Law Against Him, Singapore Pol Says He’s Gay

By Satish Cheney | Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
Singapore convicted men for homosexual behavior as recently as 7 years ago, and the colonial-era law it used is still on the books. On his Facebook page last week, Vincent Wijeysingha became the first politician in his country to come out of the closet.

Singapore Considers Underground Living

By Heather Tan | Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward.

Singapore Gay Couple Seeks to Abolish Gay Sex Law

By Heather Tan | Thursday Feb 14, 2013
A gay couple in Singapore seeking to abolish a long-standing law banning gay sex had their case heard in court Thursday, just days after a former department store manager sued his boss for alleged discrimination against homosexuals.

Singapore Couple Challenge Law on Gay Sex

Friday Nov 30, 2012
A gay couple filed a constitutional challenge in a Singapore court on Friday aimed at repealing a long-standing law that criminalizes gay sex.

Angsana Opens Flagship Resort in Phuket

Monday Dec 12, 2011
Nestled within Bang Tao Bay at Laguna Phuket - Asia’s first integrated resort - Angsana Laguna Phuket occupies the site of the former Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket.