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Singapore election

Singapore LGBTQ+ citizens find few clear allies on election slate

To activists, candidates' silence on anti-gay law speaks volumes

A participant in last year's annual Pink Dot rally: This year's event was held online due to COVID-19 and drew pushback from social conservatives.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singaporeans will elect a new parliament on July 10 and Pride Month has just ended, but politicians have been virtually silent on an issue of profound importance to the city-state's LGBTQ+ community and its allies -- Section 377A of the penal code.

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