Since I'm on the topic, I do wonder where Singapore gay theatre is going. The representation that stands out from 2010 is The Necessary Stage's ____ Can Change, which really pushed the envelope in the opposite direction to say that gay people can choose to change. Whether the audience received the message as such depended on the individual, and was the most interesting aspect of the show, in my opinion. The trend of "gay plays" seems to have faded for time being, as if LGBT theatre with its decades-long history has made peace with itself and is trying to assimilate into Singapore’s cultural politics.
Or maybe I'm just thinking too much.
To give the fellow some credit, he got on my nerves because he came across as the type of guy who would stand on the side of civil unions and let us be, so the remark came across as particularly insensitive. But I didn't out myself either, and never had the opportunity to engage him again.
Would have made for a good conversation if I had.