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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.

Singapore Looks to Casinos and Tourism to Fuel Growth

By ALEX KENNEDY | Thursday Jan 27, 2011
Singapore’s two huge casino resorts, which together cost more than $10 billion to build, are at the center of a decade-long effort to diversify the island’s economy toward services such as tourism and finance and less on manufacturing.

Singapore’s gay community holds first-ever rally

Sunday May 17, 2009
The gay community in tightly controlled Singapore held its first-ever rally Saturday, taking advantage of looser laws on public gatherings to call for equality.
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