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Singapore Bans Gay Kissing Photo Exhibit  
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3982 times:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...18D41.DTL&tsp=1&type=entertainment

Simply astonishing.

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3976 times:

Wasn't Singapore the city/country where it was already somewhat illegal being alive at all...?  mischievous 

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13797 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3961 times:

You mean this poster of a French-English rugby match would be illegal?  Wink

(Borrowed from http://www.print.duncans.tv/2007/rugby-players-kiss-in-paris/)

(Actually it is an advertisement poster by the Paris tourism department)

Jan


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13797 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3947 times:

Here is a zoom into the cental scene:


Jan


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 3):
Here is a zoom into the cental scene:

That's disgusting.















Look how dirty they are.


User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

It's surprising from the country that legalizes prostitution.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

I sent that agency an email on the feedback form from the website (I couldn't help it..... bigmouth  )
www.mda.gov.sg

They replied with a short note saying they received my message and would be sending a reply soon.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
Wasn't Singapore the city/country where it was already somewhat illegal being alive at all...?

Yup, and don't forget to wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Not that I don't, I just don't like the fact that would be fined if I happened to forget...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 7):
Yup, and don't forget to wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Not that I don't, I just don't like the fact that would be fined if I happened to forget...

That's something I could actually agree with. Not washing one's hands is not just disgusting but also potentially a hazard for other people's health.  yuck 


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
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Well, not the smartest move SIngapore, shows how narrow minded some politicians are!

But i'd rather worry about middle eastern countries where women are held like animals and totally opressed!

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1356 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

makes note: kiss boyfriend when in Singapore next month  checkmark 

Will fellow (gay) a-netters do a collect to pay for my bail ?  crossfingers 



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Quoting Bwest (Reply 10):
makes note: kiss boyfriend when in Singapore next month

Will fellow (gay) a-netters do a collect to pay for my bail ?

They have a distressing habit in Singapore of caning people who've violated some infraction or other or seem to be a little bit contemptuous of how wonderful life is in that city. It's more or less flogging with a rattan cane. Are you ready for that?


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Not that I agree with not washing your hands but...

Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
potentially a hazard for other people's health.

Nah, it just builds up your immune system better.  Smile


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3664 times:
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Quoting Dougloid (Reply 11):
It's more or less flogging with a rattan cane. Are you ready for that?

I am sure some gay guys would love a 'spanking' from a hot and sexy police officer.. hehe  Wink



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 12):
Nah, it just builds up your immune system better.

For that I rather prefer letting children play in the mud a lot.

Getting smeared with other people's bathroom germs is not my idea of immune system training...!  yuck 


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

The most disturbing part of that rugby scrum image (the original) is the blue number 8 copping a feel of the blind-side flanker's ass.

YOWza



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13797 posts, RR: 63
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Well, as the T-shirt said, Singapore is a FINE city...  Wink

Jan


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1356 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 11):
They have a distressing habit in Singapore of caning people who've violated some infraction or other or seem to be a little bit contemptuous of how wonderful life is in that city. It's more or less flogging with a rattan cane. Are you ready for that?

Would it make me a gay rights hero?  Wink



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User currently offlineFlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 13):
I am sure some gay guys would love a 'spanking' from a hot and sexy police officer.. hehe

I realise your response is in jest. Though I don't suppose you've seen the photo's of the aftermath of a flogging with the rattan. It is very brutal. It's done across the bare butt, for the number of times prescribed by the court (and no less, regardless if you pass out or not) and makes an awful "bloody" mess. The flesh is actually opened up. Recipients don't usually sit down for months. A google search on rattan will yield info and photos and maybe a video or two of an actual flogging.


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 18):
I realise your response is in jest. Though I don't suppose you've seen the photo's of the aftermath of a flogging with the rattan. It is very brutal. It's done across the bare butt, for the number of times prescribed by the court (and no less, regardless if you pass out or not) and makes an awful "bloody" mess. The flesh is actually opened up. Recipients don't usually sit down for months. A google search on rattan will yield info and photos and maybe a video or two of an actual flogging.

Maybe this is a way of making people that commit crimes here in the US stop......Can you imagine a person being caned for DUI???? Ill bet theyd think the next time they get their asses drunk.....Same for being arrested for dealing or being under the influence of a controlled substance.....There are a few other select crimes that would be appropriate for this kind of punishment.....
Its too bad the the ACLU would be all over lawmakers crying that it was cruel and unusual punishment....
Oh well....

Access-Air



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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

As I understood the article, Singapore chose to ban the exhibit because it promotes homosexuality. So is that a bad thing? Promoting homosexuality? Do they think it could TURN people gay? I am really puzzled by that statement.

I thought Singapore was going to review their anti gay laws, is being gay still illegal?

Boaz.



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3485 times:
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Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
Not washing one's hands is not just disgusting but also potentially a hazard for other people's health.

Go to any bathroom in those highway restaurants ("Autogrill") in Italy, and you will prefer not washing your hands any day over touching that extremely dirty, filthy faucet which hasn't been washed for months, if not years. There are probably more bacteria on those faucets than in a biohazard lab  yuck 



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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

"Section 377 of the Singapore Penal Code criminalises penetrative non-reproductive sex between all persons regardless of gender, and section 377A criminalises non-penetrative sexual acts specifically between men. However, there are other portions of the Singapore Statutes which can be employed to criminalise homosexual behaviour."

Source: Wiki

However, there is a quite substantial gay scene in Singapore nonetheless:

Most popular Singaporean GLBT website


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

I think they do the right thing.
It is to much "gay" in the media.
We have "Pride" here this week.
I do not like it.
But i can not say that here as we
have a law against it.
Very democratic...
 Angry


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3406 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 23):
It is to much "gay" in the media.
We have "Pride" here this week.

Oh please. Of the television series' shown on SVT in the last decade there has been a grand total of TWO with gay themes. One was the British version of "Queer as Folk" (which was shown very late on Saturday nights), and the other was an 8-episode documentary about homosexuality and what it's like to be gay in today's Sweden. Oh noes, too much!

The media have been giving alot attention to the Pride festivities in the last week or so, and those segments are shown later in the news broadcasts, when the "real" news has already been reported. And rightly so, news about a social event should not take precendence over world events or actual news. Still, it is a major event and should be reported on as such. And you sir, as a straight man, are welcome to take part.

Oh, there was another thing last night, which got top priority by one news programme, which was that a religious high school was not complying with curriculum regulations, and were teaching the kids, among other things, that homosexuality was a sin. This falls into a big grey area of what is allowed to be taught in private schools in Sweden, so it was a big story.

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 23):
Very democratic...

Actually, the "democratic" part would be to put more "gay" in the media, since the amount of media targeting homosexuals does not correspond with the size of the gay audience. But hey, we'll settle for equal rights and a few spots on the news around Pride Week.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
25 Post contains images Charles79 : The funny part is that I know folks here in the US that would actually vote for such a measure, and I'm sure some in our own government would rather h
26 Post contains images Boeing744 : Well maybe "too much gay in the media" to you is actually how much "gay" there is in real life. If gay people are getting more attention than straigh
27 Post contains links Pbottenb : I think that your statement is not precisely correct. From the following link: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/03/warner_disagree.html T
28 Windshear : Why do I have the sense that Frederik is being sarcastic? I was under the impression, that he was gay himself... Boaz.
29 Doona : I doubt it, everytime there is a thread about general gayness, Bosse comes in and makes a post about how we 'mos are too visible and that he doesn't
30 Bofredrik : No. I am not gay. But it seems here like most other places that it is not political correct to have another view than the gay lobby. And i am not aga
31 Doona : What gay lobby? Are you talking about RFSL? National Association for Sexual Equality. And hey, RFSL is more of a social organization than a political
32 Bofredrik : RFSL worked for more liberal laws against adults that have sex with children until the 90:s so i do not trust them 100 %... They where working with N
33 Doona : I wasn't aware of that, but I guess that does fall under "sexual equality"... Still, they're not into that sort of thing anymore, thankfully. I still
34 Bofredrik : I do not like that RFSL want homosexuality to be equal to hetrosexuality. For me is hetrosexuality superior. I can accept homosexuals but nothing more
35 LTBEWR : Probably one explanation for their banning this exhibit is the need to not upset the Muslim minority that lives in and commutes to work in Singapore f
36 Doona : Doesn't sound very accepting... So I am inferior to you? Because we like to dress up and sing and dance. And we like parades, for that matter. So why
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