Category: Musings on Pink Dot

Musings on Pink Dot: “Transgender people deserve to be treated equally in society” by Vanessa Ho, Project X

Posted on June 17th, by Pink Dot Sg in Musings on Pink Dot. No Comments

As a full time project coordinator for Project X, Vanessa Ho is on a mission to end discrimination against sex workers.

Project X provides social and legal support, and seeks to end all verbal, physical, emotional, and financial violence against sex workers, including transgender female sex workers – a group that is marginalised by both mainstream and LGBT communities.

Project X volunteers regularly distribute condoms, HIV test vouchers and medical subsidies, and organise public education events as part of their outreach efforts.

Vanessa shares her thoughts about Pink Dot and how, like everyone else, sex workers – especially transgender sex workers – deserve to lead a life of dignity and respect.

“As a queer woman, my experiences with discrimination and stigma – from friends, families, and colleagues – have allowed me to relate to other groups of people who are marginalised. However, I don’t … Read More »

Musings on Pink Dot: “An Affirmation of Diversity in our Society” by Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao

Posted on June 11th, by Pink Dot Sg in Musings on Pink Dot. No Comments

Widely known as Singapore’s most outspoken, LGBT-affirming pastor, Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao is no stranger to the island’s LGBT community, having been an advocate for LGBT acceptance for the last 10 years.

Rev Yap, who has participated in Pink Dot from its inception, currently serves as Pastoral Advisor to the Free Community Church, which counts many LGBTs as members. The 85-year-old became the first Asian Bishop of The Methodist Church in Malaysia and Singapore from 1968 to 1973. He went on to serve as General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia, an ecumenical organisation of over a hundred churches and national council of churches in Asia, from 1973 to 1985.

In addition, Rev Yap is a Life Member and former Vice-President of the Council of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) in Singapore and is committed to the promotion of inter-faith dialogue … Read More »