…owing just as anti-LGBT sentiments were accentuated as backlash against Pink Dot’s growing success. We need to challenge and move beyond this simplistic binary of religion vs. LGBT because it is not only a false dichotomy but also a damaging one that leaves queer Christians, Muslims and queer people of other faiths stuck between two seemingly irreconcilable camps. A critical question that urgently deserves our reflection remains: how can we more meaningfully live out the values of love and inclusion, build bridges and foster a more plural society despite and because of the growing resistance?
… challenges facing our efforts and it is no longer merely about winning over more hearts and minds. Queer people and our allies need to be actively engaged in the political and legislative process in the next chapter of our movement. From writing to and meeting our Members of Parliament to speaking up at public forums and dialogues, informing ourselves about legislative and political developments, the success of the LGBT movement ultimately depends on (ironically) what the writer said, how well we can perform our roles as active citizens and Singaporeans.