[There are now two volumes comprising of 42 articles (marked *) from research work done on Singapore GLBTQ housed at the Pelangi Pride Centre and Oogachaga Counselling Centre. It is the individual initiative of Jun Zubillaga-Pow and is solely for the purpose of perusal and reference. Copyrights of the articles in part or whole belong directly to the respective authors. All information is correct as of 12/01/2012 and the anthologist apologises for any editorial oversight.]


Atkins, Gary L. Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.

Lo, Joseph & Huang Guoqin (Eds.), People Like Us: Sexual Minorities in Singapore. Singapore: Select Books, 2003.

Ng King Kang. The Rainbow Connection: The Internet and the Singapore Gay Community. Singapore: KangCuBine Publishing, 1999.

Ng King Kang. Born This Way But…: The Changing Politics of Homosexuality in Singapore. Singapore: KangCuBine Publishing, 2008.

Offord, Baden. Homosexual Rights as Human Rights: Activism in Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia. Oxford, New York: Peter Lang, 2003.

Yue, Audrey and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds.). Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 2012.


Amirthalingam, Kumaralingam, ‘Criminal Law and Private Spaces: Regulating Homosexual Acts in Singapore’ in Bernadette McSherry, Alan William Norrie and Simon Bronitt (eds.), Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law, Portland: Hart, 2009, 185-212.

Au, Alex. ‘Soft Exterior, Hard Core: Polices towards Gay’ in Bridget Welsh, James Chin, Arun Mahizhnan and Tan Tarn How (eds.), Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years in Singapore, Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies and NUS Press, 2009, 399-408.

Au, Alex. ‘Speaking of Bangkok: Thailand in the History of Gay Singapore’, in Peter A. Jackson (ed.), Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media and Rights. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.

Bong, Sharon A. Negotiating Resistance/Resilience Though the Nexus of Spirituality-Sexuality of Same-Sex Partnerships in Malaysia and Singapore. Marriage and Family Review. Vol. 47. No. 8. 2011.

Cenite, Mark, et al. Pornography’s Perceived Value for Homosexual and Heterosexual Consumers. International Journal of Communication 3 (2009), 973-997.

Chan, Kenneth, Cross-Dress for Success: Performing Ivan Heng and Chowee Leow’s “An Occasional Orchid” and Stella Kon’s “Emily of Emerald Hill” on the Singapore Stage, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,Vol. 23, No. 1, Where in the World Is Transnational Feminism? (Spring, 2004), pp. 29-43.

Chan, Kenneth, Gay Sexuality in Singaporean Chinese Popular Culture, China Information, 22, 2008, 305-329

Chan, Phil, ‘Shared values of Singapore: sexual minority rights as Singaporean value’ The International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 13, Numbers 2-3, April 2009 , 279-305

Chen, Jianlin. 2011. Singapore’s Culture War over Section 377A: Through the Lens of Public Choice and Multilingual Research. Law & Social Inquiry

Chua, Beng Huat. 2008. Singapore in 2007: High Wage Ministers and the Management of Gays and Elderly”. Asian Survey 48 (1): 5561.

Chua, Dominic, James Koh and Jack Yong. ‘Blame it on the Bogey: The Christian Right’s Construction of Homosexuality and the AWARE CSE Programme’  in Terence Chong (ed.) The AWARE Saga: Civil Society and Public Morality in Singapore. Singapore: NUS Press, 2011, 74-95.

Chua, Lynette J. Kher Shing (2003). Saying No : Sections 377 and 377A of the Penal Code. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies: 209–261 .

Detenber, Benjamin H., Mark Cenite et al. Singaporeans’ Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men and their Tolerance of Media Portrayals of Homosexuality. International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2007) 19(3), 367-379.

Detenber, B.H., Cenite, M., Zhou, S., & Malik, S. (forthcoming). Talking past each other: Online debate about decriminalization of gay sex in Singapore. Journal of Homosexuality.

Detenber, Benjamin H., Shirley S. Ho, Rachel L. Neo, Shelly Malik and Mark Cenite (2012) Influence of value predispositions, interpresonal contact, and mediated exposure on public attitudes toward homosexuals in Singapore. Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Goh, Debbie, ‘It’s the Gays’ Fault: News and HIV as Weapons Against Homosexuality in Singapore’, Journal of Communication Inquiry 32:4 (2008), 383-399.

Heng, Geraldine., and Devan, Janadas. “State Fatherhood: The politics of Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race in Singapore.” Nationalism and Sexualities. Ed. Andrew Parker, Mary Russo, Doris Summer and Patricia Yaeger. United States of America: Routledge, 1992. 343-364.

Heng, R. (2001). Tiptoe out of the closet: The before and after of the increasingly visible gay community in Singapore. Journal of Homosexuality, 40, 81-97.

Ho, Shirley S., Benjamin H. Detenber, Shelly Malik and Rachel L. Neo. 2012. The roles of value predispositions, communication, and third person perception on public support for censorship of films with homosexual content. Asian Journal of Communication 22 (1), 78-97.

Lee, Yvonne C. L., ‘”Don’t Ever Take A Fence Down Until You Know The Reason It Was Put Up – Singapore Communitarianism And The Case For Conserving 377A’ [2008] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 347.

Leong, Laurence Wai Teng, “Walking the Tightrope: The Role of Action For AIDS in the Provision of Social Service in Singapore”, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1995): 11-30.

Leong, Laurence Wai-Teng, ‘The ‘Straight’ Times: News media and sexual citizenship in Singapore’ in Angela Romano and Michael Bromley (eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2005, 159-171.

Leong, Laurence, “Sexual Governance and the Politics of Sex in Singapore”, in Terence Chong (ed.)(2010) Management of Success: Singapore Revisited. (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 579-593.

Leong, Laurence, “Singapore”, in Chuck Stewart (ed.)(2010) The Greenwood Encylopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. (Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Press), (Vol. 1), pp. 475-487

Leong, Laurence, “Decoding Sexual Policy in Singapore”, in Lian Kwen Fee & Tong Chee Kiong (eds.)(2008) Social Policy in Post-Industrial Singapore. (Boston: Brill),  pp. 279-308

Leong, Laurence, “Singapore”, in D.J. West & R. Green (eds.)(1997) Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality: A Multi-Nation Comparison. (New York: Plenum Publishing), pp. 127-144

Lim Eng Beng, The Mardi Gras Boys of Singapore’s English-Language Theatre, Asian Theatre Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2005, 293-309.

Lim Eng Beng, Glocalqueering in New Asia: The Politics of Performing Gay in Singapore, Theatre Journal 57 (2005) 383-405.

Lim Eng Beng, “Introduction: Queering Singapore,” Collected Plays Two: The Asian Boys Trilogy: Dreamplay, Landmarks, Happy Endings (Singapore: Ethos Books, Oct 2010)

Lim Eng Beng, “Glocalqueer Pink Activism,” Scales of Production: Public Activism and the Performing Arts in Local/Transcultural Performance Eds. Lynette Hunter, Peter Lichtenfels, John Rouse, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Lim Kean Fan, ‘Where Love Dares (Not) Speak Its Name: The Expression of Homosexuality in Singapore’, Urban Studies August 2004 vol. 41 no. 9, 1759-1788.

Lo Mun-Hou, Review of People like Us: Sexual Minorities in Singapore; SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, Vol. 19, 2004

Lyons, L. T., 2004. Sexing the Nation: Normative Heterosexuality and the Construction of the ‘Good’ Singaporean, in A. Branach-Kallas & K. Wieckowska (eds.) The Nation of the Other: Constructions of Nation in Contemporary Cultural and Literary Discourses, Torun, Poland: Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika (Nicolas Copernicus University), pp. 79-96.

Maulod, Nur’Adlina and Nurhaizatul Jamila Jamil, ‘”Because Allah Says So”: Faithful Bodies, Female Masculinities, and the Malay Muslim Community of Singapore’, in Samar Habib (ed.), Islam and Homosexuality, Oxford: Praeger, 2010, 163-91.

Obendorf, Simon and Lek, Andrew (2004) Contentment or containment? Consumption and the lesbian and gay community in Singapore Theatre.

Obendorf, Simon (2013) A few respectable steps behind the world?: Gay and lesbian rights in contemporary Singapore. In Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites (eds.) Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change. London: School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Offord, Baden. ‘Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia: Arrested Development! in Manon Tremblay,  David Paternotte and Carol Johnson (eds.) The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Tranformed Relationship. Surrey: Ashgate, 2011: 135-52.

Offord, Baden. 2003. ‘Singaporean queering of the internet: toward a new form of cultural transmission of rights discourse’, in C Berry, F Martin & A Yue (eds.), Mobile cultures : new media in queer Asia, Duke University Press, Durham, USA, pp. 133-157.

Offord, Baden. 2000. ‘Singapore’ in G.E. Haggerty (ed.), Gay Histories and Cultures : an Encyclopedia, Vol.2, New York: Garland.

Offord, Baden. 1999. ”The burden of (homo)sexual identity in Singapore’, Social Semiotics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 301 — 316.

Oswin, Natalie, Critical geographies and the uses of sexuality: Deconstructing queer space. Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, 2008.

Oswin, Natalie, ‘The modern model family at home in Singapore: a queer geography’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Volume 35, Number 2, April 2010 , pp. 256-268.

Tan, Chris. K. K. 2009. “But They are Like You and Me”: Gay Civil Servants and Citizenship in a Cosmopolitanizing Singapore. City & Society, 21: 133–154

Tan, Chris. K. K. 2011. Go Home, Gay Boy! Or, Why Do Singaporean Gay Men Prefer to “Go Home” and Not “Come Out”. Journal of Homosexuality. Vol. 58, Issue 6-7, 865-82.

Tan, E. K. 2013. ‘A Queer Journey Home in Solos: Rethinking Kinship in Sinophone Singapore’ in Howard H. H. Chiang and Larissa N. Heinrich (eds.) Queer Sinophone Cultures. London and New York: Routledge.

Tan, Eugene. “God, Gays, and the Government: Managing Religious Intolerance and Irreligious Intolerance in Singapore” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL, May 27, 2010

Tan, Kenneth Paul, Sexing up Singapore, International Journal of Cultural Studies December 2003 vol. 6 no. 4 403-423

Tan, Kenneth Paul; Jin, Gary Lee Jack, ‘Imaging the Gay Community in Singapore’, Critical Asian Studies, Volume 39, Number 2, June 2007 , pp. 179-204

Tan, Kenneth Paul, ‘Religious Reasons in a Secular Public Sphere: Debates in the Media about Homosexuality’ in Lai Ah Eng (ed.) Religious Diversity in Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the Institute of Policy Studies, 2008, 413-433.

Tan, See Kam and Michael Lee (1999). Singapore gays go to West Hollywood: on doing research on minority representation in Singapore. AMIC-SCS-SOAS Conference on Asian Media and Practice: Rethinking Communication and Media Research in Asia, Singapore, June 11-12.

Tsoi, W. F., ‘The prevalence of transsexualism in Singapore’, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 78, 1988, 501–4.

Tsoi, W. F., ‘Developmental profile of 200 male and 100 female transsexuals in Singapore’, Archives of Sexual Behavior 19(6), 1990, 595-605.

Tsoi, W. F., ‘Male and female transsexuals: a comparison’, Singapore Medical Journal 33(2), April 1992, 182-5.

Tsoi, W. F., ‘Follow-up study of transsexuals after sex reassignment surgery’, Singapore Medical Journal 34(6), Dec 1993, 515-7.

Tsoi, W. F., L. P. Kok, K. L. Yeo, S. S. Ratnam, ‘Follow-up study of female transsexuals’, Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 24(5), September 1995, 664-7.

Winder, Roger, V. P. ‘”I am Gay”: Language and Identity in a Marginalized Community in Singapore’ Singapore: Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, 1994.

Yeoh, Paul, Writing Singapore Gay Identities: Queering the Nation in Johann S. Lee’s Peculiar Chris and Andrew Koh’s Glass Cathedral, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2006, 41, 121-135

Yue, Audrey, ‘Creative queer Singapore: The illiberal pragmatics of cultural production’, Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, 149-160, 2007

Yue, Audrey, “Hawking in the Creative City: Rice Rhapsody, Sexuality and the Cultural Politics of New Asia in Singapore.” Feminist Media Studies 7: 4 (2007)

Yue, Audrey, “Doing Cultural Citizenship in the Global Media Hub: Illiberal Pragmatics and Lesbian Consumption Practices in Singapore”. In Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures, edited by R. Hegde. New York: New York University Press, 2011.


Batocabe, Jan Wendell Castilla. 2011. “When the “Bakla” and the “AJ” Fight Back: Looking at how the collective identity of the gay and lesbian social movements in the Philippines and Singapore is created and used.”   Master Thesis, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

Chan, Kai Leng. 2002. “To Cherish and to Hold: the Making of Lesbian Families.” Academic Exercise, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

Cheung, Yuk-Ting. 2011. The Glocal Queer in Singaporean Gay Writing. Master Thesis. University of Hong Kong.

Chua, Charmaine. 2008. Lesbian Couples in Singapore. Academic Exercise, National University of Singapore.

Chia Fu Hai, Coming Out at Work: A Qualitative Study of Factors Influencing Gay Men Decision to be Out at Work, PhD Thesis, 2011.

Chia Mingde Mark, Constructing Al-Gayda’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Antigay Rhetoric in Singapore, BA (Hons) Thesis, Department of Linguistics, National University of Singapore, 2009.

Devan, Pamela Mary. “Lesbian Performativity: Negotiating Visibility in Singapore.” Honours Thesis, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2008.

Devan, Pamela Mary. Butch, Femme and other labels in the Singaporean Lesbian Community: Can we escape the Heteronormative Gender Binary? Master Thesis, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2010.

Ho, Anqi, Differences Between Heterosexual And Lesbian Women In Acceptability And Risk Perceptions Associated With Sexual Permissiveness, Master Thesis, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, 2009.

Ho, Chi Sam, Sexual Minorities in the Straits Times, BSocSc (Hons) Thesis, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, 2008.

Ho, Chi Sam, Transgender Representations, MA Thesis, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, 2010.

Hou, Erich, Gay and Straight, Stray Or Great? Universal Human Rights and Singapore Penal Code 377A, PhD Thesis, University of Cardiff, 2011.

Kang, Yew Fai Isaac. Singapore’s Sexual Exiles. Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2001.

Lizada, Miguel Antonio Nograles. Gay Poets and the Urbanism of Manila and Singapore. Master Thesis, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, 2011.

Low, Wai Yee. 1994. “Making and Masking Lesbian Identities.” Academic Exercise, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

Maulod, Nur’Adlina. 2006. Woman Like a Man: Negotiating Masculinity in the Malay/Muslim Community of Singapore, BSocSc (Hons) Thesis, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

Ng, King Kang, Changing Politics of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Singapore, Deakin University, Australia, PhD, 2006.

Norhazlina bte Md Yusof, Same Sex Sexuality and Islam in Singapore, Master Thesis, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2005.

Pang Kent Kent, Friendship among Young Heterosexual/Homosexual Chinese Singaporeans, BA (Hons) Thesis, Department of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, 2011.

Rahman, Kartini Abdul . The Lesbian Community in Singapore. Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2001.

Rajeswari, Indulekshmi, Same Difference: The Role of Conflicts of Law in the Recognition of Same-sex Marriages Performed Overseas and Related Benefits in Singapore. Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, LLB (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project), 2011.

Sim, Wei Chun, Joshua, Mega Churches and Homosexuality, BSocSc (Hons) Thesis, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2010.

Tan, Loretta Sheun Fuen, Contra-indication: Corporeality, Iconicity and Representation in Singapore Lesbian Theatre. PhD Thesis, Department of Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore, 2009.

Tan, Kok Kee. Stand up for Singapore? Gay Men and the Cultural Politics of National Belonging in the Lion City. PhD Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2011.

Tan, Teck Heng. Orienting the Male Body: Evading the “Gay Label” in Branding and Advertising. Academic Exercise, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, 2011.

Tan, Yeow Hui Brian. Joining the Pink Dots in the Little Red Dot: Tracing Gay Tracks in Singapore. Master Thesis, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, 2011.

Tay, Joanne, A Queer Reading of Roystan Tan’s 881, Or The Alternative Family and Homosocial Bodies. BA (Hons) Thesis, Department of English, Nanyang Technological University, 2009.

Toh, Joseph, Muslim by Birth, Malay by Society, Gay by Choice. Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2002.

Wu, Wei Chiang, Samuel, ‘Sounding ‘gay’: Prosodic patterns in gay speech in Singapore. Master Thesis, Department of Linguistics, National University of Singapore, 2005.

Zhang, Huiling Helaine, ‘Rock the House: Nationalism and Queer Sexualities in Singapore Cinema. BA (Hons) Thesis, Department of English, Nanyang Technological University, 2009.


Khoo, Betty L., ‘The Outsiders: New Nation looks at lesbianism in Singapore’, New Nation, October 16-20, 1972.

Yeo, Toon Joo, Betty L. Khoo and Lee Chiu San, ‘They are different’, New Nation, July 25, 1972.

Thio, Su Mein, ‘Understanding the Homosexual Agenda’, The Christian Post, September 23, 2008.

Zubillaga-Pow, Jun, ‘The Irony of Censorship’, Fridae, August 25, 2010.

Complied by Jun Zubillaga-Pow, Queer @ King’s, King’s College London ( http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/q@k/index.aspx)

2 Responses to “Bibliography”

  1. 1 Roy Tan 13 September 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Great work, Jun.


  2. 2 Jim 27 January 2012 at 4:47 PM

    do you have an email address?

    I would like to be a Media Sponsor for your future events

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