Chapter 17. Turning the Lion City Pink? Interrogating Singapore's Gay Civil Servant Statement

  1. Ellen Lewin professor2 and
  2. William L. Leap professor3
  1. Chris Tan doctoral candidate

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch17

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

How to Cite

Tan, C. (2009) Turning the Lion City Pink? Interrogating Singapore's Gay Civil Servant Statement, in Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World (eds E. Lewin and W. L. Leap), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Iowa, USA

  2. 3

    American University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191029

Online ISBN: 9781444310689

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Keywords:

  • interrogating Singapore's gay civil servant statement;
  • Goh's gay civil servant statement - focus of the media's attention;
  • legal bases for homophobic discrimination in Singapore;
  • Section 377, targeting heterosexual and homosexual couples;
  • homophobia in traditional media

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Legal Bases for Homophobic Discrimination in Singapore

  • Homophobia in Traditional Media

  • Cultural Boundaries

  • “It's not About Gay Rights - It's Survival,” Or, “It's One Big Wayang Show!”

  • Conclusion

  • References