01 Dec '11, 2am

Orchids, fathers, sons and anti-gay battle-axes #singapore

Orchids, fathers, sons and anti-gay battle-axes #singapore

Ten years ago, I would have been quick to write, with great agitation, about letters such as the one by a Josephine Tay, published in the Straits Times on 26 November 2011. She took issue with naming an orchid after Elton John, suggesting that the move signalled open encouragement and endorsement by the government. Now, I am still annoyed with battle-axes like her, but no longer greatly. My pouncing reflexes are not what they used to be. Perhaps I am mellower with age, but mostly, it’s a sense that the crest of the mountain has been crossed. There’s still much rough ground to cover before we reach the end of the journey, if indeed we even know what “end” means, but the incline is such that the risk of sliding backwards just because someone is pushing against us is much smaller. First, let’s see what she wrote: I read with great disappointment that Elton John has been given...

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/orchids-fath...

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