Why we need more light, less heat on sexuality issues

Pink Dot 2015, a rally in support of LGBT rights, held at Hong Lim Park. (Photo credit: TODAY)

Pink Dot 2015, a rally in support of LGBT rights, held at Hong Lim Park. (Photo credit: TODAY)

By Siti Nadzirah Samsudin

June 30, 2015

The past debates on the rights of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) individuals and their implication on public policy in Singapore have generated much heat. These debates have also almost exclusively centred on the arguments of religion versus rights.

Though these two perspectives matter, they leave out other fields of studies, from science to philosophy, that ought to be considered. Additionally, the narrow focus means that those in the middle ground, who may not be well informed on LGBT issues, remain unaware of other perspectives.

This is further exacerbated by the severe lack of LGBT resources from diverse sources, which are able to provide different points of view.

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