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January 29, 2014

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum that it is not his government’s role to lead the people on LGBTI rights as new polling shows that 4 out of 5 Singaporeans still think gay relationships are almost always wrong

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum with the students union of Nanyang Technological University that it is not up to his government to lead the Singaporean people into accepting LGBTI rights and that the people’s deeply held values must be respected.

Singapore’s Today newspaper live tweeted the Prime Minister’s speech, tweeting ‘On LGBT issues, PM Lee says not Gov's role to decide if society's deeply held social, moral values are right or wrong.’

January 10, 2013

Academic study shows more positive and less negative attitudes towards gay people from 2005 to 2010

A survey published last month shows that Singaporeans became more tolerant of gay people from 2005 to 2010.

The study published in the Asian Journal of Social Psychology showed that 64.5% of respondents held negative attitudes towards homosexuals in 2010, slightly less that the 68.6% in 2005. It also showed that the percentage of respondents with positive attitudes towards gay people rose from 22.9% in 2005 to 25.3% in 2010.