Even more shockingly, they are not actually hosting any mass orgies or drug parties or sexual escapades with Singapore police officers. Instead there will be a series of serious-sounding public events like art exhibitions, discussion forums, literary readings and a book launch, mostly on the premises of Theatreworks.
Oh, even heterosexuals are welcome! What kind of wild gay sex party is this?! Where's the immorality?! Where's the shame!? This is just not right. I feel indignant already. They just don't seem unnatural enough to be punished with life imprisonment under section 377 of the Penal Code.
Adds Alex Au: “Nor do many Singaporeans realise that straight people too, e.g. Suchen Lim, one of our contributors, support the message that ignorance and discrimination is wrong.”+++++++++
“Indignation is a broad tent. Everybody, straight and gay, is welcome to participate,” stressed Kelvin Wong. “And hopefully, people will realise that that party set do not typify the gay community.”
“The ultimate message of Indignation,” says Jean Chong, “is that lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and gays are part of Singapore life and members of our families, and we should be asking ourselves, why do we discriminate against our own?”
Agreeing, Miak Siew, who is curating an art exhibition, titled “Sama-sama”, says, “We want to reflect the dreams and aspirations of the gay community as part of Singapore.”
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