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Speaking of Bangkok

Alex Au

in Queer Bangkok

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083046
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0010
Speaking of Bangkok

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This chapter examines the evolution of the Singapore gay scene. Through the 1990s, gay themes gained prominence in Singapore theatre, and the 1992 liberalization of film censorship allowed a number of gay-affirmative films to be screened. From the mid-1990s on, more and more pubs and karaoke bars opened in Singapore to serve gay men. Gay-circuit parties were another phenomenon that sprang up at the turn of the century. For four years, from 2001 to 2005, the region's premier gay-circuit party, organized by fridae.com and its affiliates, was held in Singapore.

Keywords: Singapore; gay scene; gay themes; Singapore theatre; film censorship; gay circuit; fridae.com

Chapter.  5513 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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