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NDR 2022: S377A repeal a courageous move with symbolic and real impact

Attendees at the Pink Dot rally at Hong Lim Park on June 18, 2022. Singapore is set to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - A middle-aged woman came into the Oogachaga office, looking distraught. Her son had come out to her as gay and said he had a boyfriend, and she needed help to deal with the situation.

Mr Leow Yangfa, who is the executive director of the non-profit group that offers counselling and community services for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community, spoke to her. He urged her to support and accept him.

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