The Penal Code of Singapore, in Section 377a, provides for a jail sentence for up to two years should a man be found to have committed an act of "gross indecency" with another man.
We are collecting signatures for a letter to the PM that explains why these laws should be repealed and why doing so is for the greater good of the country.
Add your name to the list of online signatories.
The call for signatures ends on October 19.
The completed letter with all the signatures will be compiled and delivered to the Prime Minister after the closing date.
After signing the letter, I added this comment:
I am a Singaporean living in New York City. NYC, for all its problems, is creative, energetic and confident, a magnet for all kinds of talent. A large part of that is due to the city's celebration of diversity and its do-it-yourself spirit. This open letter to you, though avowedly about gay rights, is about much more. It calls for change in the way Singaporeans view diversity and civic participation, a change that will make Singapore a better city and home for all of us.