By @samho_ Sam's thoughts - Josephine Tay's letter not encouraged or endorsed

I read with disgust Josephine Tay's letter "Why orchid for Elton" (Nov 26, 2011). She insists there are "other celebrities and dignitaries more deserving" than Elton John and his partner, following the naming of an orchid after the famed performer. She furthers this by questioning the government if homosexuality is "openly encouraged and endorsed". I see this differently. The naming of an orchid after Elton John is an honour bestowed upon, first and foremost, a talented and successful musician and performer. It is disgraceful that even today we have Singaporeans who openly condemn the sexuality of those who we choose to believe are different from us. Does that mean no matter how huge the contribution to society and the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people deserved to be ignored, trivialised or condemned? As a father, I see no issue with Elton John's sexual...

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