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Politician Vincent Wijeysingha comes out as gay man on Facebook

Singapore Democratic Party politician Vincent Wijeysingha officially came out as a gay man on his Facebook page on Friday. This makes him Singapore's first openly gay politician.

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30th June 2013 08:18

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The 43-year-old social work lecturer’s Facebook post was in reply to another post from Facebook page Fabrications About The PAP. The latter contained the phrase "come out of the closet like Vincent Wijeysinha (sic)".

In response to Fabrications, Wijeysingha wrote, "Just in case Fabrications About The PAP is wondering, yes, I am going to Pink Dot tomorrow. And yes, I am gay."

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