Thursday, March 24, 2005

Gay Pop Group’s Singapore AIDS Benefit Ends On Bum Note

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A gay pop group is singing the blues after being kept out of Singapore.

Two 29-year-old gay pop singers who perform as Jason & deMarco say the Singapore government barred them from entering the country to perform at an HIV and AIDS benefit concert spearheaded by the gay Christian Singapore support group, Safehaven.

The Singapore news site reports that it is the Media Development Authority who is responsible for denying Jason & deMarco, saying the group, “uses their musical performance and their own example of being a couple to celebrate and promote a gay lifestyle.”

The Los Angeles-based couple, who started their music careers in Christian rock, denies that they have an agenda to spread and chalks up the MDA’s decision to homophobia.

DeMarco says the decision is “unfair,” but adds “I could understand if it was a huge gay rave event.”

Jason and deMarco say they plan to await an appeal, and say in their mind, “...we’re still going to Singapore.”

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