28 Aug '13, 2am

COMMENT: Why the term ‘gay lifestyle’ is offensive

Shah Salimat is the editor-in-chief of Popspoken , an entertainment and lifestyle newsblog with a tinge of spice, covering everything Singaporean and international, from India's gang-rape problem to Baey Yam Keng's selfies . COMMENT The phrase "gay lifestyle" gets thrown around a lot. Its often-negative usage in the lexicon of the religious right has been so pervasive that media monitoring organisation GLAAD has stepped in, calling the term offensive as it is used to suggest that the orientation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people (LGBTs) "is a choice and therefore can and should be "cured"". A recent survey conducted as part of the Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) concluded that Singapore society generally does not accept gay lifestyles and same-sex marriage. The bulk of disapproval came from older and less-educated Singaporeans. 62 per cent of Singapore...

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