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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Thank God for the Internet!

1:46 AM By Barry Smyth , No comments

In the city-state of Singapore which has a thriving gay scene despite gay sex being outlawed, in a recent survey half of the 800 survey respondents aged 15-29 found homosexuality acceptable. Containing only one question on homosexuality, the survey respondents were asked if they agreed or disagreed with he statement, "I find homosexuality acceptable."

While these results show an increase in people's acceptance of homosexuality in Singapore what exactly does it mean? And the answer to that question is of course absolultely nothing other than the fact a survey took place. Homosexuality will still be illegal and "big brother" will still be anal about the whole thing.

So few Singaporeans are open about their sexuality, understandable from a cultural perspective, and even fewer are vocal about the blatant social and political discimination with respect to homosexuality that we can expect no changes to the status quo anytime soon.

At least its a sign that people's attitudes are moving in the right direction, so thank God for the internet!

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