Smile! Campaign

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Most of you should have read by now about PM Lee’s 4 Million Smiles Campaign. I make no comment about the effectiveness of this campaign, as there are already scathing reviews on it. Suffice to say that a genuine smile means more than a thousand plastic, forced smiles.

However, I wish to see this in the light of the gay community. The PM wants smiles. He wants normal, ordinary Singaporeans to send in photos of them smiling, so as to showcase the diversity in our country.

He wants diversity? Let’s give him diversity. I want every one of you – every person who is more or less out, and has a steady partner, to smile for him. I want you to wear rainbow colours, and pose as a couple for PM Lee. Hold hands, hug, whatever. And I want you to smile. I want you to show how very happy you are, and how undysfunctional and normal you are, even though you are gay.

Even if you are not attached, I want you to smile for him. Wear your pride necklace, pride band, anything that clearly indicates your sexuality. Say cheese, because you are doing the best thing possible for our community: being out, proud and visible. You are showing all those a**holes in the government that we are not a bunch of screwed-up, drug-using, psychopathic whores. And that we do care for the country, as much as any other straight baby-making person.And most importantly, that we are human.

This is our pride parade, people. Flaunt it.
Send in your smiles through this website: .


# iImmoralfear 2010-02-02 02:57

Immoralfear said,

June 13, 2006 at 11:28 am

“This is OUR pride parade, people. Flaunt it.”

Speaking of diversity, I have a good mind to pack under a skintight leather dress and wear full-body armor to protect myself from the inevitable backlash – not from that of a beautifully-crafted bullwhip but from the Conservative/Pragmatic members of the community.
# snorkeem 2010-02-02 02:58

snorkeem said,

June 13, 2006 at 2:45 pm

oh yes please! I’m going to send in mine.
# jade 2010-02-02 02:58

jade said,

June 13, 2006 at 11:00 pm

OMG SMILE CAMPAIGN!!! singapore…
# Skid 2010-02-02 02:59

Skid said,

June 16, 2006 at 3:05 am

Hi pleinelune,

You referred to straights as baby-making persons. That is only partially true.

Straights are also baby murderers, given the 13 000 abortions performed every year in Singapore every year, and compare that to the steadily-declining annual live births.

And, oh, after they condone these murders, they also calling themselves “moral”.
# jeean 2010-02-02 02:59

jean said,

June 16, 2006 at 3:51 am

Yeah.. my girlfriend calls them breeders, like those slimy creepy fast-breeding monsters from the movie Aliens.

I’m not sure which is worse. Baby murderers or breeders.

Maybe we should just be pro-sex. Life will be a lot easier.. Sigh.
# BrandX 2010-02-02 02:59

BrandX said,

June 16, 2006 at 10:28 am

Wow, what a bunch of baby-hating heterophobes.

The smile campaign is supposed to be a good thing. Trust some penis-envying butches to twist it into some political agenda to brag about their own sexual perversions.

It’s just a feel-good campaign you motherlickers!

Oh, and that rant about the govt not accepting you abnormal-sex types?

The only reason you anti-govt traitors are alive is becuz of the govt. They built the hospitals & trained those doctors so that your (straight) mamas can squirt you outta their wombs. You coulda been born in some god-forsaken ethiopian wasteland and died soon after birth becuz of malnutrition. It’s the S’pore govt that made sure you still breathe.

Sayonara dykes!

# Mier 2010-02-02 02:59

Mier said,

June 16, 2006 at 10:57 am


Before you call us heterophobes, get to know us first. We have heterosexuals as close friends as well- male and female alike.

Before you use the term penis-envy, get to know who came up with it and how well it is backed up by empirical evidence.

Before you use the word “perversions”, get to know how “normal” is defined and how�sound it is as a criteria.

Before you use the word “motherlickers”, get to know our mothers.

Before you talk about gratitude towards the government, get to know what the OBLIGATIONS of ANY government towards its people are.

Ignorant bigot.

If you don’t speak, noone would call you a fool.

# Mier 2010-02-02 02:59

Mier said,

June 16, 2006 at 11:33 am

Sorry Brandx, your other comments have been removed because it reeks of ignorance.

We are dealing with people of a higher level over here.
Not with ignorant fools.

But on a sweeter note:

Honey, why get angry…?

We are here to stay.
# pleinelunee 2010-02-02 03:00

pleinelune said,

June 16, 2006 at 10:14 pm

Oh dear Brandx…. lost your girlfriend to a lesbian? Not feeling man enough? Have to take it out in cyberspace on a lesbian blog so as to feed your ego? Aww, poor thing.
# onekell 2010-02-02 03:00

onekell said,

June 19, 2006 at 5:28 pm

Hey, I find it rude and offensive to call heterosexuals ‘breeders’ in a serious context and ‘baby murderers’ in any context. Shouldn’t we demonstrate the same respect that we seek for our sexual orientation and choices?

Furthermore, calling them ‘baby murderers’ is making the mistake of conflating the two issues.
# humphh 2010-02-02 03:00

humph said,

June 19, 2006 at 10:38 pm

seconding onekell. made me uncomfortable yep. but am all for pro-sex.
# Amajor_resonance 2010-02-02 03:00

Amajor_resonance said,

June 19, 2006 at 10:57 pm

I think the confusion arises when people subconsciously equate homophobes and straight people. Most straight people are not homophobic, in the first place.

I will give the benefits of doubt that the ‘breeders’ and ‘baby-murderers’ are used in response to homophobes calling gays and lesbians ‘baby-haters’ and such. I understand the frustration we all have towards homophobes, but this mud-slinging contest is not going to do us any good, isn’t it?

Towards homophobes, I suggest adopting a firm approach, rebuking with solid facts and diginity, while refraining from name-calling and mud-slinging.

On a lighter note, I want to ask, what is pro-sex actually?

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