Turning the lion city pink: interrogating Singapore's new gay civil servant statement
On 4 July 2003, Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong dropped a small bombshell of an announcement in the main local newspaper The Straits Times. He declared, “In the past, if we know you’re gay, we would not employ you. But we have changed this quietly.” Now, the government will employ gay Singaporeans in ‘certain positions’, even sensitive ones, provided that these civil servants openly declared their sexual orientation. Expecting considerable indignant resistance form the...[Show more]
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