George Hwang attended and spoke at the First International Conference on Human Rights in Southeast Asia held recently in Bangkok where he heard many stories of the struggles of sexual minorities, and challenges readers to be special and brave.
Following the news of a young man in the US who killed himself after his roommate webcasted him “live” in a sexual encounter with another man, an informal check indicates that Singapore educational institutions do not seem to have any guidelines to deal with similar issues.
The Lawyer Is In is a new monthly legal column by George Hwang who will answer questions from readers. This month, he discusses intestacy laws, wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, executing an Advanced Medical Directive, and possible complications if one party is Muslim and is subject to Syriah Law.
Different spaces and even a different context of the use of the spaces have different behavioural conventions inscribed on them, and people have generally come to respect the prevailing convention. Should the police leave cruising grounds alone if the unwitting public is very unlikely to stumble on any activity?
Prominent Singapore blogger and gay activist Alex Au notes that the police is back to entrapping gay cruisers after not having done so in 16 years, and explains how the police decoy in such instances could be said to have given consent (even if non-verbal) to be approached.
The Lawyer Is In is a new monthly legal column by George Hwang who will answer questions from readers on subjects related to civil rights, workplace issues, discrimination, immigration, sexuality, privacy, estate planning and assets management; personal rather than business issues. In short, daring to be who you are and living your chosen life proudly, in Singapore.
In 72 hours, the Home Affairs and Health ministries will have to agree on one position and argue its case in court after warning that it will go ahead with its verdict should they fail to meet the deadline.
A Bombay High Court judge's recent remarks supporting a review of the dreaded Section 377 has offered activists some encouragement as the case has been scheduled to be heard by the Delhi High Court on Sep 18 and 19.