From private meetings in living rooms in the 1990s to the emergence of annual rallies and decriminalization campaigns in the past six years singapores gay rights activists have sought equality and justice in a state that does not recognise their rights to seek protection of their civil and political liberties in her groundbreaking book mobilizing gay singapore lynette chua tells the . In her groundbreaking book mobilizing gay singapore lynette chua asks what does a social movement look like in an authoritarian state she takes an expansive view of the gay movement to examine its emergence development strategies and tactics as well as the roles of law and rights in social processes. Whereas the strategy and tactics of stonewall and gay liberation drew from a decade of civil rights protests black militancy campus demonstrations and the rise of the new left in the united states the pragmatic resistance of singapores gay movement was born of strategic adaption to almost fifty years of single party authoritarian rule . This is the story that mobilizing gay singapore rights and resistance in an authoritarian state sets out to tell how did a movement that started out dodging state surveillance and media exposure in a matter of twenty years develop into one that holds a 15000 strong gathering and dares to argue openly for the repeal of section 377a in . Buy mobilizing gay singapore rights and resistance in an authoritarian state sexuality studies reprint by lynette j chua isbn 9781439910320 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders
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