Friday, April 27, 2007

Fridae.com news on Friday

Never thought I would hear anything like this from Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew:

If in fact it is true, and I have asked doctors this, that you are genetically born a homosexual - because that's the nature of the genetic random transmission of genes - you can't help it. So why should we criminalise it?'

And I am a little surprised about this one. Good on 'em. It is the third anniversary of the event. A crowd of one thousand is expected.

Sri Lankan gay group Equal Ground has declared May 20-27 to be its gay pride week with a mini film festival, community enhancement workshops, a theatre production and parties.

Although Sri Lanka has a similar provision to Section 377 in its Penal Code which criminalises gay sex as with several other former British colonies in Asia, local gay group Equal Ground has declared May 20-27 to be its gay pride week with a mini film festival, community enhancement workshops, a theatre production and parties.

8 comments:

  1. That's a big turn-a-round considering the punishments in Singapore.

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  2. Amen to the Minister's comment!!!

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  3. Mind you if you're gay person and you jaywalk, litter, and spit in Singapore you're a gay person banged up for 6 months ... not to mention the mandatory caning sentence for vandalism offenses.

    Ah, the sweet inconsistency of it all.

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  4. It is surprising JahTeh. It has become pretty absurd as people are so aware of gay people there now. The next domino, Malaysia.

    Indeed Cazzie. He has almost god like status now.

    Forgetting about the gay person M'lord, the rest are quite reasonable.

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  5. You should come to my cafe. Best coffee in Melbourne, and owned by a gay girl. She's awesome.

    PS: Wont post the name of it on my blog, but will email it to you.

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  6. Please do Rosanna. Hopefully you won't be there and then you won't be disillusioned.

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  7. Ha. Or YOU might be disillusioned? Will email the cafe name - pop down over the weekend.

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