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December 12, 2012

Gay Star News talks to Alex Au, born in 1952, one of the pioneers of gay activism and blog writing in Singapore

During his lifetime Alex Au has witnessed Singapore's gay scene move from the underground to the public eye, police tactics move from entrapment and 'pogroms' against gay men to 'non-enforcement' of the anti-homosexuality law and seen the internet develop from self-coding to microblogs. His blog, Yawning Bread, which he started in 1996, is still going strong.

December 12, 2012

Gay Star News talks to Alex Au, born in 1952, one of the pioneers of gay activism and blog writing in Singapore

During his lifetime Alex Au has witnessed Singapore's gay scene move from the underground to the public eye, police tactics move from entrapment and 'pogroms' against gay men to 'non-enforcement' of the anti-homosexuality law and seen the internet develop from self-coding to microblogs. His blog, Yawning Bread, which he started in 1996, is still going strong.

June 25, 2012

Co-founder of Singapore's first gay rights group and long-time blogger Alex Au Waipang awarded humaninst of the year

The Humanist Society (Singapore) awarded their Humanist of the Year prize to a gay man, Alex Au Waipang, for the first time on Saturday.

‘I think it’s very generous of the Society, though I would understand if it had been a difficult decision since I am a gay man,’ said Au Waipang when he was accepting the prize.

April 11, 2012

Yale faculty concerned about civil rights in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal

An agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore has hit controversy after a resolution that states ‘concern regarding the history of lack of respect for civil and political rights in the state of Singapore’ was passed by the faculty last week.

Yale has already agreed to open its first overseas campus in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal, so the vote is largely symbolic, but it’s evidence of a fierce debate about whether a liberal arts university should open a campus in a less than liberal location.

April 11, 2012

Yale faculty concerned about civil rights in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal

An agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore has hit controversy after a resolution that states ‘concern regarding the history of lack of respect for civil and political rights in the state of Singapore’ was passed by the faculty last week.

Yale has already agreed to open its first overseas campus in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal, so the vote is largely symbolic, but it’s evidence of a fierce debate about whether a liberal arts university should open a campus in a less than liberal location.