Dear FCC family,
Last Sunday, during the National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the government will repeal section 377A. It is one step on the long road towards full equality.
It is also fruit that is borne from the seeds sown by members of FCC. In 2006, a few members of FCC were involved in drafting a white paper submitted to the government when the government asked for feedback on the review of the Penal Code.
It has been 16 years since they responded to God’s call for such a time as this.
We must realise that sometimes we may not see the fruit of our labours – but that doesn’t mean we don’t take action. The work we do lay the foundation for those who come after us – just like we are reaping the fruits of those who came before us.
i am grateful to witness this moment. i am reminded of Rev Yap and his passion for justice, and i know he is with us in spirit in this moment. And our work continues – not only for full equality for the LGBTQ folks, but for all people – because First Realise Everyone’s Equal – and we are not truly FREE until all are FREE.