Category Archives: Newsworthy

CELEBRATE.TAIWAN:  A look at the LGBTQ Human rights in Taiwan

Taiwan looks set to be the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. The question being asked is how this Asian country with a population of almost 20 million, predominantly Chinese in origins, presumably conservative with a majority Buddhist background, … Continue reading

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IT ALL STARTED WITH A KISS?  THE PROFILE OF A DANGEROUS MIND

  “You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss.”  Or is it?  Recent incidents have shown that a kiss is more than a just a kiss. Firstly, it was the undeclared kiss in the internationally renowned musical, Les … Continue reading

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THE RAINBOW HAS 6 COLOURS

In the past few days, Facebook profiles have become veneered with 6 coloured rainbows in celebration of the US joining 19 other countries in acknowledging and legalising same-sex marriages. In Singapore, the national newspaper yesterday relegated news coverage to one … Continue reading

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A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO A SON OF THE COMMUNITY: THOUGHTS ON THE HEROIC DEATH OF TORI JOHNSON

As Australia and Sydney mourn the sad death of one of her sons during the recent Sydney café killing at Martin Place, the gay community worldwide similarly mourns it. News reports tell of how the 34 year old Tori was … Continue reading

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROBIN WILLIAMS (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Image source:  http://favimages.net/image/458855/ The king of improvised comedy is dead; Long live the king. —– The first time, I got to know about Robin Williams was from TV.  He had shot to fame as the wacky alien, Mork in Mork … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH:  PINK DOT SINGAPORE 2014 HAS HIT 26,000

It’s all over Facebook and I’m sure the news media too.  Amidst deafening applause, cheers, whistles and screams of delight, it was announced to the crowd at Hong Lim Park last night that we had hit 26,000 in attendance. This … Continue reading

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關你麼嘢事?  Reflections on Pink Dot Hong Kong 2014

Quite a few of the guests on the Pink Dot Hong Kong stage at Tamar Park last Sunday related how they responded to questions of the homophobic public with this phrase ‘關你麼嘢事?’.  In Mandarin it means ‘關你什麽事?’ and in English, … Continue reading

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