Recently appeared on the Internet a touching obituary elderly man from Singapore. This is a poem from the first person, in which Ong Peck Lye appealed to all members of his family, talks about his strengths and weaknesses, and apologizes to his three sons, one of whom is homosexual.
The author of the poem is not the Ong and his second son, Ong Tiong Yeow, – but a source of inspiration for him to become the last conversations with his father.
At the time, Ong Lai Pek chased the sons of the house. Younger son’s father put out the door after he made a fire out; Now Ong Tiong Hou lives in America, together with his regular partner. The invitation to the funeral partner Hou is listed as “in-law” – a touching recognition from the man who once could not accept orientation son.
“My sons … I want them to forgive me as I forgive them for what they have not forgiven me, – it says in the poem -. I’m not afraid to live, and now I’m not afraid to die.”
In recent years, the LGBT community in Singapore was faced with serious problems. Foreign donors to fund activities banned in Hong Lim Park, where traditionally held informal speech on any topic. This jeopardizes Singapore LGBT Festival Pink Dot.