by Rex Wockner
Singapore’s first outdoor gay pride event, which had been scheduled for Nov. 15 at Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park, has been postponed until early 2009, the Straits Times reported Oct. 31.
Key organizer Roy Tan said interest in the event was greater than anticipated and organizers need “more time to organize a better event…to ensure that all interested parties – straight, gay and queer – have the opportunity to participate in this landmark occasion.”
Among other things, the event is expected to serve as a protest against Penal Code Section 377A, which bans gay-male sex.
It states, “Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.”