GENEVA/BANGKOK, 22 August 2022—UNAIDS applauds Singapore’s announcement that it will repeal section 377a of the country’s penal code which criminalizes consensual sexual relations between men. The law, which dates back to 1938 when Singapore was under British colonial rule, punishes gay consensual sex by a prison sentence of up to two years.
Maya is only 21 years old, but she has already had more life experiences than many people double her age. The transgender sex worker from Singapore is full of life and the picture of positive energy, so it’s hard to believe that she has experienced a lot of pain including abuse, rape and homelessness. Despite all the hardships, Maya thinks of herself as a fighter who has overcome everything that has been… Read More
Singapore’s Court of Appeal recently upheld the law criminalizing sex between men, a ruling the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in Asia sees as part of a growing conservative trend in the region. For example, in 2013 the Supreme Court of India overturned the 2009 decision of the Delhi High Court to strike down a 150-year-old law criminalizing same-sex sexual conduct. In Singapore, men who commit acts of “gross… Read More