August 04, 2007
SFGate's report titled "Singapore Bans Gay Kissing Photos" says,
Singapore's censors have banned an exhibition of photographs depicting gay men and women kissing, a gay rights activist said, calling the move "absurd."
The city-state's Media Development Authority denied organizers a license because the photographs "promote a homosexual lifestyle," Alex Au, founder of a Singapore gay rights group, People Like Us, told The Associated Press Wednesday.
PD's report titled "Singapore Police Ban Gay Rights Forum" says,
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs put the clamp down on a gay rights forum that was intended to discuss sexual orientation and international law at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University on Aug. 7 because “the event is contrary to public interest.”
Retired Canadian law professor Douglas Sanders was to speak at the event titled, “Sexual Orientation in International Law: The Case of Asia,” until government authorities shut it down.
Immigration authorities rejected Sander’s visa application, Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry said.