Understanding the reactions of the Chinese-Indonesian community in Medan to rising ethnic tensions requires one to realise that the anti-Chinese violence in 1998 was more about politics than race.
Contrary to the Prime Minister’s stated position of “Live and Let Live”, cradle to grave discrimination in Singapore results in gay men being economically poorer and less healthy, and consequently leading shorter and more impoverished lives.
Identifying and acknowledging points of convergence and divergence could go a long way in enabling more collaborations between academics and NGOs when it comes to research into migrant worker issues.
Vietnamese artists like Truong Tan formed the vanguard of LGBTQ visibility in a country where “traditional customs” carry much weight.
LGBTQ rights in Vietnam have improved in recent years, but traditional social norms and stigmas still make life difficult for queer individuals in the country.
Despite historical tolerance of different sexual orientations and gender identities, Indonesian politicians are using LGBTQ rights as a wedge issue in their power play.
10 years after an attempt to repeal an anti-gay law, Singapore’s LGBTQ activists are still seeking equality.
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Singaporean cartoonist James Tan’s unnamed fictional protagonist explores what it means to be a Malay in the modern world.
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