Tag Archives: Singapore

Trump Mocks “Haters And Losers” From Singapore

USA Today reports: When President Trump and Kim Jong Un come face to face in Singapore, it will be for a one-on-one session (plus translators) as they attempt to hash out the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs. Are you wondering about this decision? Some analysts are, too. “Trump is simply not experienced enough or temperamentally inclined to handle …

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Kim Jong-Un Brings Own Toilet To Singapore Summit

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s flight to Singapore was a tightly planned maneuver using a decoy to throw attackers off the scent. Three planes took off in North Korea at about an hour’s interval on Sunday — an IL-76, an Air China Boeing 747 and an ancient Ilyushin IL62 – leaving watchers in the dark …

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SINGAPORE: Trump And Kim Arrive For Summit

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit. Mr Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr Kim touched down with his entourage. Their meeting – the first between a leader from the North and a sitting US president – will take place …

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SINGAPORE: Government Bans Foreign Corporations From Sponsoring Public Events Like LGBT Pride

From the Straits Times: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday (June 7) it will “take steps to make it clear that foreign entities should not fund, support or influence” events held at Speakers’ Corner, like the annual Pink Dot event last Saturday. This year’s event – the eighth such – attracted 18 sponsors, twice as many as …

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SINGAPORE: Haters Launch Petition Against Adam Lambert Concert Over His “Anti-Family Values”

Over 12,000 Singaporeans have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of Adam Lambert’s scheduled New Year’s Eve concert because of his support for LGBT rights and his “highly sexualized” performance style. From the petition: Adam Lambert is hardly the kind of performer to send off our historic Jubilee Year or to usher in the New Year. His track record …

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SINGAPORE: 28,000 Attend Seventh Annual Pink Dot LGBT Rights Rally

Via Reuters: Singapore’s Pink Dot gay rights rally drew a record number of participants on Saturday, even as the country remains deeply divided over homosexuality. In early evening, a mostly young, pink-donned crowd was filling up the small Hong Lim Park, decked out in hot pink balloons and signs, next to Singapore’s central financial district. The event, in its 7th …

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SINGAPORE: Court Upholds Sodomy Law

Via the Straits Times: The highest court in Singapore has upheld Section 377A of the Penal Code, the law that criminalises sex between men, rejecting arguments that the provision contravenes the Constitution. In ruling that the provision is constitutional, the three-judge Court of Appeal on Wedesday rejected two separate challenges to strike down the law. Gay couple Gary Lim, 46, …

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PROMO: Singapore’s Pink Dot 2014

(Tipped by JMG reader Endriko)

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Singapore Upholds Sodomy Ban

Singapore’s High Court has affirmed a ban on sodomy. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Singapore High Court Judge Quentin Low dismissed a challenge to Singapore’s law criminalizing sex between men. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Singapore High Court Judge Quentin Low dismissed a challenge to Singapore’s law criminalizing sex between men. “The fact that there is plausible evidence in support …

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SINGAPORE: First Openly Gay Politician Vows Decriminalization Of Homosexuality

After coming out last week on his Facebook page, Vincent Wijeysingha vowed this week that Singapore will soon decriminalize homosexuality. “I am entirely convinced the law will eventually be repealed,” said Wijeysingha, treasurer of the Singapore Democratic Party. The decades-old law makes “gross indecency” between men punishable by up to two years in prison. It has not been actively enforced …

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Singapore’s Pink Dot: June 29th

Singapore’s Pink Dot videos are always gorgeous. You are going to want a tissue for this one. (Tipped by JMG reader Eugene)

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Singapore: Gay Male Sex Is Still Illegal

The Singapore High Court has dismissed a lawsuit that contends that the nation’s criminalization of male homosexuality is discriminatory and unconstitutional. In his 92-page judgment, Justice Quentin Loh said that Singapore’s society in the midst of change, and in a case where the change in a “particular long-held social norm” has yet to gain currency, a court is “hard put” …

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Utah’s Pink Dot 2012

Utah held its second annual Pink Dot festival yesterday in an event that took its lead from Singapore’s ground-breaking event of the same name.  Great photos are here. Below is Utah’s gorgeous promotional video.

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Singapore May Legalize Gay Sex

Singapore’s highest court is considering whether it is unconstitutional to criminalize gay sex. The case arose, interestingly, from a tea room incident. This comes after a ruling by the Court of Appeal earlier this week on a bid by Tan Eng Hong to have Section 377A of the Penal Code declared unconstitutional. This section states that a man who “commits …

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Utah’s Pink Dot 2012: September 22nd

Lovely. Get a tissue. For real.(Tipped by JMG reader Ken)

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SINGAPORE: Pink Dot 2012

Stick around for when they light up the pink dots. This was Singapore’s third fourth Pink Dot and I think I need a tissue.NOTE: Organizers point out that the fireworks and national flag fly-over was just a happy coincidence from the nearby National Day Parade.

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Play Dead For Jesus!

Jesus Camp evangelist Becky Fischer took her brainwashing circus to Singapore, where she had small children pretend to be dead so that Jesus could resurrect them. SRSLY.(Source)

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SINGAPORE: The Freedom To Love

Beautiful. By filmmaker Boo Junfeng.

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Population Concentration

If all the people in the world had to live in one city, here’s how big that city would be based on the population densities of six examples.

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Mustaches Make A Difference

Movember is the global cancer awareness campaign in which participants grow mustaches to draw attention to men’s cancers. Copyranter tips us to the above image being used in Singapore’s prostate cancer campaign. Hit the link for more images of the famously mustachioed and what they’d look like clean-shaven.

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