Law that criminalises sex between men

The debate over 377A: 'Repeal it'

Disc jockey Johnson Ong Ming says Section 377A reminds him that he is a "lesser citizen". Comedian Kumar hopes 377A will be repealed eventually, but understands the concerns of conservative Singaporeans.
Disc jockey Johnson Ong Ming says Section 377A reminds him that he is a "lesser citizen".
Disc jockey Johnson Ong Ming says Section 377A reminds him that he is a "lesser citizen". Comedian Kumar hopes 377A will be repealed eventually, but understands the concerns of conservative Singaporeans.
Comedian Kumar hopes 377A will be repealed eventually, but understands the concerns of conservative Singaporeans.

DJ who filed court challenge says Section 377A further humiliates already marginalised people

The man who launched the legal challenge to the law criminalising sex between men, disc jockey Johnson Ong Ming, has told Insight why he wants it repealed.

Ong, who performs as DJ Big Kid, grew up believing he was "less than everyone else" because he was attracted to men. And it was made worse when family members and friends pointed to Section 377A to prove that his homosexuality was also illegal under the law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline ' 'Repeal it''. Print Edition | Subscribe