In a lecture, sponsored by LGBT Studies at Yale Professor Lynette Chua of the National University of Singapore shared the findings of her research on the relationship between law and the gay rights movements in Southeast Asia, and more specifically her findings about the gay right movement in Singapore.
During her presentation she explained how the LGBTQ movement uses guerilla tactics to advocate their cause without directly confronting the Singapore ruling party on what she defines as “pragmatic resistance”. According to Professor Chua “If you want to get somewhere without ending up in jail, you have to employ non-confrontational tactics.” In this process waiting for changes that might open policy windows to further advocate their cause has been fundamental. She also highlights “The shifting attitude — from the police raiding gay bars only decades ago to the government acknowledging the presence of gay people in Singapore — is a step forward for the gay rights movement,”
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