- 1 Introduction
- 2 Religious proscriptions
- 3 Arguments against religious proscriptions
- 4 Secular insecurity
- 5 Arguments against secular insecurity
- 6 External links
Introduction[edit | edit source]
There are numerous websites featuring homophobic and counter-homophobic arguments. This article focuses on statements actually made by Singaporeans themselves.
Religious proscriptions[edit | edit source]
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Arguments against religious proscriptions[edit | edit source]
Secular insecurity[edit | edit source]
Being historically an immigrant nation, insecure about economic survival and anxious to ensure the continuity of an intact society, the following categories of arguments have often been voiced by Singaporeans to maintain institutionalised homophobia:
Arguments against secular insecurity[edit | edit source]
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- An archive of the homophobic and counter-homophobic arguments made in the online Remaking Singapore forum: ,,and.
- Alex Au's lecture at the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) forum entitled "Legislating Sexual Behaviour- Should the State be in our Bedrooms?" on 29 March 2004: 
- Question & Answer session, following the above lecture:
- Fridae articles on religion and the LGBT community - Christianity:,,. Islam:,,. Buddhism:. Miscellaneous:.
- Account of homophobic bullying faced by an ex-schoolboy in Singapore schools:
- "Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?", J Abnorm Psychol. 1996 Aug;105(3):440-5.
- "Homophobes Might Be Secretly Attracted To People Of The Same Sex", 9 April 2012, International Business Times.
- "Homophobic Attitudes Likely To Be Stronger Among Those Who Have Repressed Same-Sex Attraction: Report", 9 April 2012, Huffington Post.
- "Leading Psychiatrist Apologizes for Study Supporting Gay ‘Cure’", 18 May 2012, The New York Times.