Despite anti-gay laws in Singapore, the country remains open to LGBT tourists
Legally, Singapore is not friendly to the LGBT community; in practice, however, it’s a different story.
In an interview with the BBC, the Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, Lionel Yeo, was asked by Fast Track host Rajan Datar if they welcome gay visitors to Singapore; he responded without hesitation, “We do. We do not discriminate against any type of visitors.”
In response to a question about the seeming contradiction between welcoming LGBT people and the anti-gay “gross indecency” law, Yeo said, “The government’s position on that has been…that they would like to leave it on the books for the time being, and at the same time it’s not being actively enforced.” Full story
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