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PANEL: Singapore & Hong Kong: Gay Histories, Gay Futures

  • City Book Room 420 North Bridge Road Singapore, 188727 Singapore (map)

Singapore and Hong Kong inherited the same British colonial legacy of anti-gay laws. However, in the past 50 years, the two cities have evolved. Both have strong LGBT+ communities. However, Hong Kong has struck down its discriminatory laws and created internationally important gay films. Singapore's laws and arts policies are still explicitly homophobic.

In this discussion, Dr. Travis S.K. Kong (Associate Professor of Sociology and Programme Director of Media, Culture and Creative Cities at the University of Hong Kong) and writer Ng Yi-Sheng will discuss the changes that have taken place in Singapore and Hong Kong gay society, looking at our our key achievements and our major challenges today. How can we learn from each other to have a better queer future?

VENUE: 城市書房 City Book Room
ADDRESS: 420 North Bridge Road, #03-10, North Bridge Centre, Singapore 188727

16 Jun 2019, 2pm–3pm