Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, Li Huanwu, publicly came out of the closet last week in a feature with local magazine, Out Singapore.
The 31-year-old, who is Vice President of Business Development at Afiniti, attended Singapore’s Pink Dot rally on Saturday, with a photo of him and his boyfriend widely shared on social media.
Several netizens extended their support for Huanwu, with many commenting on the post with heart- and love-themed emoticons and gifs.
After urging people to attend Pink Dot on past occasion, Huanwu this year wrote on his Facebook: “No call to social action this year — I’ll be more selfish: it’s the day before my birthday (it’s also the day after Magnus’ birthday). Be there. (And grab a drink when you stop by.)”
The late Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore for three decades after forming the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 and then the Singapore Republic in 1965. His eldest son, Lee Hsien Loong, has been prime minister since 2004.
Homosexual relations are illegal in Singapore under colonial-era law Article 377 of the Penal Code.