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Singapore Won't Destroy 2 Gay Themed Book Titles

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

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

Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

INTERNATIONAL | By Satish Cheney | Jul 12
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Satish Cheney | Jun 28
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 5
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Satish Cheney | Jul 2
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

HOME | By Heather Tan | Feb 27
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Tan | Feb 14
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

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

Dec 12
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.

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