• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    Ambiguous
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

By The Numbers

72.9%
of Singaporeans are against same-sex marriage
78.2%
of Singaporeans feel that sexual relations between same-sex adults is always or almost always wrong

History

Homosexual activity in Singapore

?
Jan 1, 1999–Jun 22, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 2 years in prison. Not enforced since 1999. Under Penal Code, Chapter XVI, Article 377A. Decriminalization pending.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Male illegal, female legal
Offenders can face a penalty of imprisonment of up to 2 years.
Penal Code, Chapter XVI, Article 377A
Sources:
Penal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.)
sg.news.yahoo.com/america-l…

statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/sea…page=0;query=DocId%3A%22025e7646-947b-462c-b557-60aa55dc7b42%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0
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Same-sex marriage in Singapore

?
Jan 1, 1999–May 2, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is illegal. But Gay marriage is not criminalized.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Not legal
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Singapore.
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Right to change legal gender in Singapore

?
Current status
(since Jan 24, 1996)
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender reassignment surgeries are legal in Singapore, and in 1973 the government allowed patients to change their identity cards. This change implicitly recognized marriages that included an individual that had undergone surgery.

However, later in 1990, such marriages were deemed illegal after a marriage between a woman and a transgender man (Lim Ying v Hiok Kian Ming Eric) was declared void by the High Court.

In 1996, MP Abdullah Tarmugi made an announcement that individuals who have undergone surgery could marry someone of the opposite sex.
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Same-sex adoption in Singapore

?
Current status
Illegal
Same-sex adoption is not legal in Singapore.
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LGBT discrimination in Singapore

?
Current status
No protections
Male homosexuality is illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Singapore

?
Current status
No protections
The media development Authority makes it illegal to show LGBT in a positive light. As well in June 2017 the Advertising agency Standards said to remove the phrase " Supporting The Freedom To Love" from a promotional add for the years Pink Dot Festival on the grounds of Affecting the publics sensitivities. June 2017 was the 8 Year that this festival took place.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Singapore

?
Current status
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Singapore

?
Jan 1, 2017–Oct 17, 2017
Ambiguous
Legalization pending.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Ambiguous
Medically downgraded to a Physical Employment Status of C (PES C), and put through modified Basic Military Training. On graduation, they are deployed in a vocation which has no security risks, posted to non-sensitive units and given a security status which restricts their access to classified documents.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Singapore

?
Current status
Legal
According to the Singapore Red Cross.
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Equal age of consent in Singapore

?
Current status
Unequal
The age of consent in Singapore is 16 for opposite-sex sexual activity and female-female sexual activity. However, same-sex activity between males is not legal.
Sources:
statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/sea…ident=9f804d76-c39f-4e35-8cfe-1be8dd20bfe9;page=0;query=DocId%3A%22025e7646-947b-462c-b557-60aa55dc7b42%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0
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Conversion therapy in Singapore

?
Aug 12, 2016–Jun 22, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized. There is currently a ex-gay movement.
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Current status
Not banned
There are no bans against gay conversion therapy in Singapore.
Sources:
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