Keyword : LGBT

  • How should Singapore go about having religious discourse on social issues, especially contentious ones?

    By: IPS Editor | Nov 20, 2019 | Hits: 450

    A recent Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) paper on fault lines revealed significant differences in opinion regarding religious leaders strongly articulating their views on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues in public. More than 60 per cent of the 4,000 respondents to a nationwide survey indicated discomfort to varying extents with this scenario; the…..

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  • Commentary: On homosexuality and cohabitation – differences on moral issues need not lead to polarised society

    By: IPS Editor | May 17, 2019 | Hits: 1063

    Whether differences in opinion on issues of morality will lead to a fragmented and feuding society is something we can guard against, say the Institute of Policy Studies’ Mathew Mathews and Leonard Lim. SINGAPORE: Singaporeans remain generally conservative on issues of morality, as a recent Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) paper on Religion, Morality and…..

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  • Why Some Causes Resonate

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 10, 2017 | Hits: 2070

    Amendments to the Public Order Act now bar foreigners from using assemblies and processions in Singapore to promote political causes. In announcing the change to the law in Parliament on Monday, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam highlighted media reports of 50 Singapore companies funding the annual Pink Dot event as an example of…..

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  • Negotiating Singapore’s New Pluralism

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 19, 2016 | Hits: 2726

    In the space of three short months recently, Singaporean society witnessed outpourings of concern over the planned public performances of two major international stars: Adam Lambert and Madonna. Last November, an online petition that objected to Lambert’s “promotion of a highly sexualised lifestyle and LGBT rights” collected about 20,000 signatures. In February, it was reported…..

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “The Future of ‘We’”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2041

    In the fourth and final panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, panellists asked Minister Heng Swee Keat for his thoughts on how Singapore could move on from SG50 and the issues that could threaten or strengthen the future of the nation.

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