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Lunch with Alex Au from People like Us

  • 10 May 2004
  • Conrad Hotel
  • 12:30pm

This event is for Members only.

I'm please to announce that Alex Au from the gay and lesbian group, People Like Us has agreed to address the FCA on the topic of Singapore's "opening up" - substance or hype? A gay activist's view From as far back as the early 1990s, there has been a whole series of government initiatives about promoting civil society, thinking out of the box, "opening up", and most recently, Remaking Singapore. But to what extent has reality matched proclaimed intentions? Alex will recount the experiences of People Like Us in an attempt to gain some insight into the workings of officialdom in this regard. As viewed by a marginalized and still-criminalised community, the much-touted liberalization is in fact built on flimsy foundations, and constrained by a narrow worldview. Alex Au has been a gay activist for over 10 years. In the early years, he ran support groups for gay men. He is one of the signatories of People Like Us, in its 7-year quest to be registered as a society under Singapore law. Alex is also a commentator on Singapore�s socio-political scene, through his website Yawning Bread.

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