A TED talk by a Singapore radio presenter was cancelled by Singapore Polytechnic University after he refused to remove LGBT themes. Joshua Simon, host at Kiss92 FM, was set to give a speech on identity and the true self on Saturday (29 June). Simon told Gay Star News he was excited to share his story of how a serious break up forced him to come out to his father one year ago.
However, when handing a copy of his script to organisers the day before, he was asked to remove male gender pronouns. Organisers also asked him to take out the coming out story. When he refused, Singapore Polytechnic removed him from the event, citing Ministry of Education rules.
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