Following the Aware saga in which homosexuality, religious and other issues were fierily debated on the media and on online forums, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister warns Singaporeans against mixing religion with politics.
Was MM Lee Kuan Yew asking a rhetorical question when he said, "Why should we criminalise it [homosexuality]?" Singapore's pioneer gay activist and Fridae columnist Alex Au picks his remarks and related media reports apart.
Nearly a decade after his widely quoted remarks about the gay issue in Singapore in a 1998 CNN interview, former PM Lee Kuan Yew again commented on the issue over the weekend - this time acknowledging that homosexuality might be genetically determined and questioned the city-state's ban on sex between men.
Should a recently circulated church statement, which called homosexuality "sinful, abhorrent and deviant" and for the criminalisation of lesbian sex, cause LGBTs to lose sleep? Fridae columnist and gay activist Alex Au weighs in on the issue.
The Workers' Party (WP) - thought to be a likely ally of the gay community - disappointed many this week by revealing that it is divided over this issue of gay sex and is unable to "move (the issue) forward as part of the party agenda."