Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Singapore bans Feelin' Good party at MOS

Singapore banned a party to be held at Ministry of Sound last Sunday. Feelin’ Good, a party organised by gay and lesbian media and events company Fridae, has been cancelled after MOS received a telephone call from Tanglin Police on Friday evening demanding that they cease venue provision for the event because the party would promote gay activities. From Fridae:
Feelin’ Good would have been Fridae’s first party in Singapore in more than a year and a half, featuring popular Australian DJ Kate Monroe.

In response to previous criticism by current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that Fridae’s parties “should not be targeted at gays alone” (December 2004), Feelin’ Good has been actively promoted to the mainstream public through a variety of media, including Lush 99.5FM radio and local publications IS and Juice.

“The reaction from the police has been completely unexpected,” said Dr Stuart Koe, CEO of Fridae. “Feelin’ Good is simply a party, not unlike any party held at clubs all around Singapore. There is no legal justification for what the police has done. This is yet another example of institutionalised discrimination against gays and lesbians.”
It's a shame what the police has done and just shows that Singapore still has a long way to become a "free" country.

(Thanks Gaylord)

9 comments:

Shy said...

I agree. We have a long way to go.

Gaylord said...

Gays and lesbians are humans too. We are also citizens of Singapore. We contribute to the society. We pay taxes. We vote. We deserve the same rights.

Myra Leong said...

Singapore is homophobic.

primus said...

Singapore is afraid of gay activities. Hmmmm....they are more afraid of homosexuality taking over Singapore.

More homosexuals = less babies

zinc said...

Grow up Singapore!

Boywonder said...

I don't get it. They are afraid that the party will promote gay activities? What is so different between gay activities and normal activities by straight people? In a party, we all will drink, dance, have fun, some will pick people for sex, etc. It's a party! DUH!

Beatle said...

I love gay activities. They are so fun.

Sarong Party Bitch said...

Gay acitivities attract a lot of tourism money. Look at Mardi Gras.

Such activities do not necessarily promote gay activities. If you are not gay, such activities will never push you or influence you to take up a homosexual lifestyle.

Sir Thomas said...

Nanny state at work again.

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