Category: LGBT Resources


Community Groups

Posted on June 27th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2012. 1 Comment

It’s the people that make a home. Since last year, Pink Dot has welcomed LGBT-friendly groups in Singapore to Hong Lim Park to make one big happy family. This Saturday, we have 19 societies gathered under one roof. Most of these groups are run by volunteers who give their time and energy to making the world a better, warmer place. Meet them, say hello – and give them a big ol’ hug for being such wonderful people.

 

 

5Degrees

Founded in 2008, 5Degrees is a not-for-profit networking group for LGBTQ professionals to network, exchange ideas and tap into potential career and business opportunities. Through regular workshops, networking sessions and discussion groups, 5Degrees seeks to nurture a conducive business environment for LGBTQ-friendly individuals, organisations and enterprises. 5Degrees also organizes special projects and charity initiatives in aid of the LGBTQ community.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/5Degrees

 

Action for AIDS

Action for AIDS aims … Read More »



Pink Profiles: IndigNation

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!
INDIGNATION

 

Who they are:

The Singapore Pride Season, the annual LGBT festival of Singapore

What they do:

To establish an annual platform for LGBT expression in forms of art, music, texts, films, talks and other forms discovered hereafter.

How to get in touch:

• Website : www.indignationsg.wordpress.com

• Email: [email protected]

 

[Snapshot]

IndigNation, the Singapore Pride Season, turns 7 this year. A social and artistic event, it engages with the mainstream public and raises awareness about LGBT culture in everyday life.

[Q&A]

 

 

Pink Dot speaks to the current programming director, Jun Zubillaga-Pow, and finds out more about his aspirations for the festival.

How did the idea for IndigNation come about?
The Pride season was … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Young Out Here

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who They Are:

Young Out Here aka YOH is a queer youth community group started back in 2006 by Elsa Tay, Jeremy Kwok and Benjamin Xue. It caters to queer youths between the ages of 16 to 22 and hopes to help queer youths build ties with the larger queer community.

What They Do:

YOH provides a safe and inclusive space which enables the youth to talk about queer youth specific topics and issues. The Support Group programme is composed of 13 sessions, focusing on topics like Coming Out, Family, School, Safer Sex, Relationships & Self.

How To Get In Touch:

Sign up … Read More »



Pink Profiles: SiNQSA (Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance)

Posted on June 13th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!
SINQSA (Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance)

Who They Are:A group that fosters understanding and support between the straight and queer communities that was set up in May 2008 by Sam Ho, Jean Chong and Jennifer Teo.

What They Do: Provide a space and network for like-minded and LGBT-supportive people to share their views.
How To Get In Touch: SinQSA Facebook

[Snapshot]

The Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance (SinQSA) is a forum to express support for equality regardless of sexual and gender orientation. Conversations happen a lot online, through their facebook page, where members freely share their thoughts on queer-straight unity and harmony with like-minded folks.

[Q&A]
We catch up with … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Sayoni

Posted on June 11th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who They Are: Founded by six women in 2006, Sayoni is a volunteer-run social organisation for women in Singapore. Currently, they have about 50 to 70 volunteers.

What They Do: They organise public forums, educational talks, dinners, parties, focus groups, advocacy projects, sporting activities, yearly self-development camps overseas for queer women, dialogue sessions, newbie gatherings, training workshops and more.

How To Get In Touch: Website www.sayoni.com

[Snapshot]
A volunteer-run women’s group in Singapore, Sayoni regularly organises events like forums, talks, focus groups, newbie gathering and dinners for queer women in Singapore. They recently released a Coming Out guide, “What If I’m Gay?” and gather … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Women’s Nite

Posted on June 8th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who They Are: A monthly gathering of lesbian and bisexual women every month. It was founded in 2003 by Charmaine Tan and Eileena Lee.

What They Do: Discussions and talks about anything related to the lives of gay women.

How To Get In Touch:
http://women-snite.livejournal.com/;

Email: [email protected]

[Snapshot]
Women’s Nite is a monthly gathering of lesbian and bisexual women in Singapore. Their events offer a safe space to talk about relationships, love, sexuality in a safe, neutral and alcohol-free environment. Previous topics included: “Rent, buy or with the folks?”, “Out Or Not” and “Reaching Out”.

[Q&A]

We catch up with some of the volunteers behind Women’s Nite Gea … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Rainbower

Posted on June 7th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who they are:
A community for gay men to interact and have fun through social activities while building healthy and lasting friendships.
What they do:
Leisure activities are organised almost every month where members can interact and have fun.
When was it set up:19 August 2006
How to get in touch:
• Website : rainbower.sg
• Email: [email protected]

[Snapshot]

Rainbower is a friendly community for gay men to interact and build lasting and healthy friendships with each other. Fun-filled leisure and social activities are usually organised once a month at various locations for members to share the going-ons in their lives and to relax. Their gatherings culminate into their … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Queer Book Club

Posted on June 6th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

QUEER BOOK CLUB

Who they are:
The Queer Book Club was founded in 2008 by Zhuang Yisa, Isaac Kang and Aaron Ho. The idea was born after they attended an Indignation night hike and talked about books. Two months later, the Queer Book Club page on Facebook was set up.

What they do:
The group meets up every 3rd Thursday of the month to discuss a book. Aaron says, “We’d do a gay novel in the first month; a lesbian text in the second; and queer in the third. By queer, we mean any books to do with sexuality, including novels on transsexuals, … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Pelangi Pride Centre

Posted on June 2nd, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who they are: A resource centre and library for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and curious individuals.
What they do: Their library has about 1,000 non-fiction and fiction titles, and they regularly hold book launches, talks and workshops.
When was it set up: 2003 by Charmaine Tan, Eileena Lee and Dinesh Naidu.
How to get in touch:
Website http://www.pelangipridecentre.org/; Facebook; Email [email protected]
Address: Free Community Church, 56 Lor Geylang #03-00 Century Technology Building, S 388391 (Open Sat 2-6pm)

[Snapshot]

A free library resource stocked with LGBT-related fiction and non-fiction titles, the Pelangi Pride Centre is run by about 20 volunteers. Currently, they’re housed at Free Community Church … Read More »



Pink Profile: Oogachaga

Posted on May 29th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

It’s not easy being gay in Singapore, but there is a whole bunch of people working towards making this country a more open-minded and harmonious home for all Singaporeans. This is the first in a series of profiles of local LGBT organisations. We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

OOGACHAGA

Who they are: A counselling and social service group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and curious individuals.
What they do: Counselling services and support group events, which are run by a pool of volunteers and volunteer counsellors. They have 60 volunteers, 12 who are counsellors and 4 full-time staff.
When was it set up: 1999 by Jason Wee, Steve Wong and … Read More »