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Singapore to end colonial-era ban on sex between men

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  • Singapore is set to repeal Section 377A of its penal code, a colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men.
  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the long-awaited move on Sunday, saying he hopes it provides “some relief to gay Singaporeans.”
  • While the repeal was planned and expected, Lee assured the public that “we will uphold and safeguard the institution of marriage,” which remains reserved for opposite-sex couples.
  • Members of the local LGBTQ-plus community generally welcomed the repeal, but some believe more needs to be done to achieve full equality.

Men in Singapore can soon legally have sex with other men as the Southeast Asian city-state announces its plan to repeal a colonial era law criminalizing the act.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the long-awaited move in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday, saying he hopes it provides “some relief to gay Singaporeans.”

Warner Bros. censors gay relationship dialogue in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ for China release

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  • Warner Bros. has approved China’s request to remove references to a gay relationship in the movie “Fanastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”
  • A six-second dialogue alluding to a romance between the male characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald was removed from the film’s 142-minute runtime.
  • Although the lines were removed, Warner Bros. claimed that “the spirit of the film remains intact.”
  • It was revealed by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling in 2007 that Dumbledore identifies as gay.
  • His sexual orientation was referenced for the first time in the “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” film.

Warner Bros. has accepted China’s request to remove dialogue that alludes to a gay relationship in the upcoming film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”

The six seconds of dialogue, which references the romantic past between the male characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, was removed from the film’s total runtime of 142 minutes. The lines “because I was in love with you” and “the summer Gellert and I fell in love” were edited out upon China’s request. 

Asian Americans Seen as ‘More American’ If They Are Gay, Research Reveals

Asian Americans flying the rainbow flag are treated as “more American” by others as they are perceived to have “effectively adopted American cultural values,” new research has found. 

“American culture is perceived as more accepting of gay people compared to Asian cultures,” researchers from the University of Washington posited. “As a result, gay Asian Americans are perceived as more likely to be American than their straight counterparts.”

Tourism Ministry Backs TF Up After Suggesting Malaysia Has No Gay People

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Amid an intense backlash, Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was forced to clarify its minister’s controversial comments regarding homosexuality in the country.

Ahead of this year’s ITB Berlin travel fair, Minister Datuk Mohammaddin bin Ketapi reportedly suggested that Malaysia has no gay people, referring to the group as “anything like that.”

Gay Filipino-Korean Songwriter Owns Country in Hilarious Music Video

A Filipino-Korean writer, actor and musician from Ohio is the star of a new music video that hilariously weaves gay culture, Asian stereotypes and country music altogether.

Nathan Ramos, whose song “When December Comes” opened the ABC Christmas Day Parade in 2017, says that he wanted to create something that would subvert country music — something he describes as “a traditionally very straight white male space.”