1/ Ong Ye Kung: "The fact is they (the LGBTQ community) live in Singapore peacefully, no discrimination at work, housing (and) education."

This is worrying 'cos either the education minister doesn't know what "discrimination" means, or he doesn't know what facts are.
2/ @TODAYonline reported on his comments, reiterating the government stance that they'll "leave it to society to decide over time" when it comes to the issue of repealing 377A. todayonline.com/singapore/no-d…
3/ The most charitable interpretation is that the minister is unfortunately out of touch with the ground reality. There is constant discrimination against the #LGBT community in #Singapore.
4/ Last year I covered this story of a couple who lost their public housing flat simply 'cos they turned from a straight couple to a same-sex one. qz.com/988514/a-strai… They were put through things they would never have had to encounter if they hadn't been #LGBT.
5/ A speaker from @interunilgbt was disinvited from a TEDxYouth event. Teachers say they've been told that if a student comes out to them, they're to report it. #LGBT kids might not have the support services they need. This is Ong's own ministry here. atimes.com/article/a-rall…
6/ Guidelines by the media development authorities restrict positive portrayals of #LGBT couples/families in the mainstream media. "Love, Simon", a coming-of-age gay teen romantic comedy, was given an R21 rating here, meaning you must be at least 21 to be able to watch it.
7/ These are just recent examples I've reported on myself—it doesn't include the many more testimonies and daily experiences of #LGBT Singaporeans of all shapes and sizes out there. For Ong to claim "no discrimination" as a "fact" means he hasn't been listening/looking.

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