Last edited: December 17, 2004

Snowball Tossed Out

Today, December 9, 2004

The Police have rejected an application by Jungle Media to hold a party called SnowBall.04 which was to be held at the former Warehouse Disco at River Valley Road on Christmas Day.

In explaining its decision, the Police said the organisers—who also staged the Nation.04 event—had given assurances that these would not be “gay parties”.

But the police noted that promotion materials were advertised on a known gay portal. The Police said at the Nation.04 opening ball at Suntec earlier this year, patrons of the same sex were seen behaving intimately.

Several complaints were also received about the openly gay acts there.

Police reiterated that while they do not discriminate against gays, they recognise that Singapore is still largely a conservative and traditional society.

Diversity Needs Greater Tolerance - Lee Tuck-Leong in Today, December 13, 2004

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