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Television portrayals of homosexuals

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From: Alex Au

Date: Wed Mar 8, 2000 12:59 am

Subject: SiGNeL Strip no tease audawp@...

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Well, the striptease was a let down.

 

But ...!

 

I stayed on to watch the news, and there was something about an Australian

who was arrested for threatening "to plant bombs during the Olympics and

the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras." The newsreader, Jill Neubronner,

said those very words. A first in Singapore?

 

Better yet, while she said those words, Channel News Asia showed a clip,

just 2 seconds' worth maybe, of the Mardi Gras. Some nearly naked men in

the parade. Another first for Singapore, I'm sure!

 

She also said something about 250,000 people watching the parade.

 

Followed by a longer news segment about sex education in Holland. How

children are taught about sex even in primary school, and... wait for this

.. that it is legal for twelve year-olds to have consensual sex. The whole

tone of the news segment was that the Dutch are fine; the young people do

know how to be responsible, and it's because they are prepared to talk

about the subject. 14 year-old girls get condoms when they buy a

magazine. Two boys -- they look like they're not even ten -- were holding

a huge poster showing condoms of various shapes and sizes.

 

This is breaking new ground for Singapore. Oh, there may be hope for us yet!

 

From: "Ivan S"

Date: Thu Mar 9, 2000 3:08 pm

Subject: SiGNeL Mardi Gras s_ivan_c@...

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Hello

 

Alex said:

 

>Better yet, while she said those words, Channel News Asia showed a >clip,

>just 2 seconds' worth maybe, of the Mardi Gras. Some nearly >naked men in

>the parade. Another first for Singapore, I'm sure!

 

I think I remember a whole news story on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi

Gras shown (on Channel News Asia??) here in Singapore. I have only lived in

Singapore for 1 month and I was happy to be able to get some news about the

parade.

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