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Book Review: People Like Us: Sexual Minorities in Singapore

A locally published book which may be ahead of its time has come out in print. But, it could be a blessing, as its publication heralds the further opening up of Singapore culturally and socially, for the book, People Like Us, is all about them (straight people) and us (gay people).

This insightful book takes us into hitherto closeted discussions on the rights and responsibilities of Singaporean homosexuals and opens the local reader's mindset to the dreams and aspirations of this sexual minority in Singapore.

People Like Us is a compilation of speeches by various people - academics, social critics and interested people - at two closed-door forums held at The Substation in 1999. Transcripts of floor discussions are provided. There is also a section with related articles as well as the transcript of a chat between playwright Russell Heng and artist Jimmy Ong. 

Local speakers share their personal experiences on a topic long considered taboo in the public's eyes. They recount their struggle to come to terms with their gay identity and gain support from their family and friends.

Foreign speaker David Birch throws a challenge to civil society to change its perception that being gay is undesirable. There is a detailed dissection of the three penal code laws used by the prosecution against homosexual offences here. 

The book also traces the development of local gay group People Like Us (PLU), from which the book takes its title, and its struggle for official recognition - including its failed attempts to register itself first as a society, later as a company.

By and large, People Like Us traces the tedious and tortuous route which gay people, as well as playwrights who expound gay themes in their plays, have to plough through in their attempt to gain mainstream acceptance. 

Book Review by Raymond HAN ISBN 981-4022-21-7 Published in 2003 by Select Publishing Tel: (65) 6732 1515 Fax: (65) 6736 0855.

 

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