LGBT rights in Singapore: gay community continues battle to be accepted, 10 years after Christian power grab at women’s group Aware

As mysteries go, this was in a class of its own.One day in March 2009, Singapore’s most prominent women’s organisation held its annual general meeting, and everyone expected it to be uneventful. Not many members were expected to turn up, and a team had already agreed to form its new committee. It would be over quickly.Except that it did not go that way, that day. Just before the meeting began, a stream of strangers appeared and soon outnumbered the surprised Aware members present. The new faces…