Singapore’s law against gay sex is being challenged in court. Photo: EPA

Singapore’s anti-gay law 377A: was male prostitute habit of British civil service the real target?

  • The Lion City’s law against gay sex is being challenged in court as unconstitutional
  • Key to the case will be declassified British government archives suggesting the law was originally aimed at misbehaving officials
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore’s law against gay sex is being challenged in court. Photo: EPA
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A Pink Dot event in Hong Lim Park in Singapore calls for the repeal of the law that criminalises sexual acts between men. Photo: EPA

Gay sex: is time finally up for Singapore’s Section 377A?

  • The Lion City still clings to a colonial-era rule that outlaws sex between men
  • Campaigners hope legal cases starting this week will herald an end to Section 377A but analysts say it is unclear if this is what the majority of people want
Topic |   LGBTI

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A Pink Dot event in Hong Lim Park in Singapore calls for the repeal of the law that criminalises sexual acts between men. Photo: EPA
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