On 6 September, the Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality when it ruled on Section 377 of its penal code. The historic ruling on this colonial-era law gave a boost to Singapore’s LGBT movement, prompting a renewed push to repeal Section 377A of Singapore’s Penal Code. New Naratif sits down with Ready4Repeal co-author Johannes Hadi, Clement Tan of Pink Dot and PhD candidate Pamela Devan to talk about the anti-gay law and other LGBT issues in Singapore.

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Johannes Hadi, Kirsten Han Credit: New Naratif

If you are in need of support or resources, check out these LGBT or LGBT-friendly organisations in Singapore:

Brave Spaces runs a hotline for LBTQI women: http://bravespace.org/programmes-services/brave-helpline/brave-helpline-faq/

Oogachaga is an LGBT-friendly counselling organisation: https://oogachaga.com/

The T Project is a homeless shelter for the transgender community: http://www.thetprojectsg.org/

The Kopitiam Brothers is a group by transmen for transmen: https://www.facebook.com/thekopibros/

Pelangi Pride Centre is an LGBT community space and resource centre: https://www.pelangipridecentre.org/

Same But Different is a legal guidebook for LGBT couples and families in Singapore: https://www.singaporelgbtlaw.com/

The Bi+ Collective is a space for people who are bisexual: https://thebipluscollective.wixsite.com/tbcsg/about

Prout is an app to connect you with others in the LGBT community: http://proutapp.strikingly.com/

The Healing Circle aims to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ Malay Muslims to embrace both their spirituality and sexual orientation: http://www.thehealingcircle.sg/