S'pore's repeal of Section 377A a step forward for LGBT groups in Asia, say activists

Activists and supporters of the LGBTQ community at a pride parade in Chennai on June 26, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - In Thimphu, capital of the landlocked Himalayan country of Bhutan, Mr Tashi Tsheten's social media feeds have for the past three days been dominated by outpourings of joy at Singapore's decision to repeal Section 377A, which criminalised consensual sex between men.

"It's been all about that," said Mr Tsheten, who identifies himself as "queer" and is the coordinator of Queer Voices of Bhutan, an advocacy platform for LGBTIQ+ issues. "It's always refreshing to see countries in our region make progress," he added.

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