Community Groups 2015

Gayhealth.sg (by Action for AIDS)

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Gayhealth.sg is an initiative by AfA (Action for AIDS) that has been providing sexual health workshops, conducting outreach activities at venues (sauna, bars, clubs, etc) and online forums via Smartphone Apps to reduce the spread of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) amongst gay, bi and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Singapore. It actively works towards growing a capacity of stakeholders and community partners to help conduct innovative campaigns, identify sexual health trends and together foster a stronger community.

Pink Carpet Service is a new initiative by gayhealth.sg that provides pre and post counselling for the community by community volunteers.

Action for AIDS aims to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS through continuous education targeted at vulnerable groups; to advocate for access to affordable care, to combat against HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigmatisation, and to provide support for people living with AIDS (PWAs), caregivers, volunteers and staff.

Website: www.gayhealth.sgwww.afa.org.sg

Email: g[email protected]

Phone: 6254 0212

Facebook: facebook.com/gayhealth.sg


ASEAN SOGIE Caucus

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The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus is a network of diverse human rights activists in Southeast Asia that aims for the inclusion of SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) in the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in order to promote and protect the human rights of people regardless of SOGIE in the Southeast Asian region.

The ASC is composed of groups of activists from the ten ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei and Indonesia) that are focused on doing human rights work based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) in relation to the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms.

Website: aseansogie.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aseansogie


Break the Binary

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A privately-supported informative resource with focus on enhancing the lives of transmen (FtM) in Singapore – long-timers, in-betweeners and those about to transition to male.

Website: http://transmansg.blogspot.sg/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breakthebinary/


Humanist Society (Singapore)

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The Humanist Society (Singapore) is an organisation of humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other like-minded people in Singapore. We were formed in 2010 as part of a local humanist movement that began in 2008. We are a community guided by reason, informed by evidence and driven by compassion. We organise events to spread awareness of science, humanism and ethical living.

The local humanist movement, including the Society itself, has taken part in Pink Dot every year since 2009. Please visit us online for more information about humanism and to find out about our upcoming events.

Website: www.humanist.org.sg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/humanist.org.sg


Inter-University LGBT Network

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The Inter-University LGBT Network is a platform for groups from/in Singapore universities to collaborate in creating safer, more inclusive school communities through support and/or education. Students, staff and alumni can find out more and reach out to their respective university groups that are listed below.

Website: http://InterUniLGBT.wix.com/InterUniLGBT

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InterUniLGBT

Email: [email protected]

Out To Care (Singapore Management University)

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Out To Care (previously known as SMUnicorn) is a support and networking group that encourages inclusion among Singapore Management University (SMU)’s diverse community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Out To Care is supported by SMU’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Website: http://OutToCare.wix.com/OutToCare

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OutToCare

Email: [email protected]

The G Spot (Yale-NUS College)

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The G Spot is a collection of students from Yale NUS College who promote diversity and inclusivity. We are concerned with issues intersecting gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, asexuality, race, class, and disability – hence the G “Spot”, literally a point of intersection, and one deeply connected with the body.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GSpotSG

Email: [email protected]

tFreedom (Tembusu College, National University of Singapore)

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tFreedom is an LGBTQ support network that brings together LGBTQ-identifying Tembusians. tFreedom hosts fortnightly sessions where LGBTQ residents are guaranteed a private, safe space for them to approach and discuss issues and challenges that they face in their lives. The group also hosts public events for all Tembusians in order to start conversations and foster understanding to build an LGBTQ-inclusive residential environment.

Email: [email protected]

Gender Collective (University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore)

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Gender Collective is a student interest group set up by students from the University Scholars Program (USP) at the National University of Singapore. We seek to draw together people of all genders and sexual identities for discussion in a safe space. We talk about men and women, gender, sexuality, and all the other issues that feed into how we make sense of these categories of identity, individual lives and society.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gendercollective

Email: [email protected]

Kaleidoscope (Nanyang Technological University)

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Kaleidoscope is an independent group set up by students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). NTU Kaleidoscope was formed by a group of students in 2013 to raise awareness on the many faces of discrimination, including that on the basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender, Race and Class. All aspects of our activities stem from our belief in equality. We believe that these complex issues should be discussed sensibly and with an open mind for the betterment of community as a whole.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NTUkaleidoscope

Email: [email protected]


MARUAH

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Established in 2007, MARUAH is a Human Rights Non-Governmental Organisation based in Singapore. `MARUAH’ means ‘Dignity’ in Malay, one of Singapore’s national language. This dignity can be achieved through championing causes from a rights-based perspective, evident in our attempts to advance human rights in Singapore and the broader region. MARUAH is a group of diverse individuals who are committed to raising awareness on human rights and on issues of social justice. The group has been gazetted by the government as a political organisation under the Public Donations Act in 2010, and has worked on a wide range of issue, including political freedoms, the death penalty, Internal Security Act, and the rights of women, persons with disability and the LGBT community.

Website: maruah.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MARUAHsg


 

MOVE COMMUNITY

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MOVE Community is a LGBT friendly social & community club in Singapore formed in 2013. It organises life-enriching programmes for people to stay active together, progress and connect with one another.  Its vision is to be an inclusive and sustainable community club that nurtures life-long relationships.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MoveCommunity.org

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +65 6451 0375

Mobile: +65 9011 3220


Oogachaga

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Oogachaga is a community-based counselling, support and personal development organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families.  We come under the umbrella of Spaces Counselling and Community Limited.

Websitewww.oogachaga.comwww.congregaytion.sg
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6224 9373 (Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oogachaga


Pelangi Pride Centre


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Serving the LGBTQ community since 2003, Pelangi Pride Centre (PPC) is Singapore’s LGBTQ resource centre, library and community space. Hosted by the Free Community Church and located in One Commonwealth, the volunteer-run space is open every Saturday between 2-6pm. The library has also a huge collection of LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction resources.

Website: www.pelangipridecentre.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/2528107729/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pelangipridectr


PINK Avenues

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PINK Avenues is a network of resources catering for LGBTQIA community with different needs. We aim to build a safe, inspiring, supportive and empowering networking environment/platform. This group is created because a group of professionals and entrepreneurs who want to build a community of people that can give, care, empower and inspire each other unconditionally.

Website: http://www.pinkavenues.com/


The Purple Alliance

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The Purple Alliance coordinates social events, conducts educational outreach, provides health assistance, supports academic research and works with external groups and interested individuals on projects that support the dignity of LGBTQA individuals and which nurture positive relations with the public.

Websitewww.thepurplealliance.com
Email[email protected]
Facebookwww.facebook.com/thepurplealliance


ProjectX

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Project X is an organization that seeks to empower sex workers of all sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We seek to end all forms of physical, verbal, emotional and financial violence against sex workers. We envision a fair and safe sex industry for everyone involved and a society that respects sex workers, their clients, partners, and families.

Website: http://theprojectx.org


 

Queer Book & Movie Club

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Queer Book & Movie Club is a monthly book club (every 3rd Thursday of the month) for everyone in Singapore focusing on queer literature, rotating between three categories: (1) gay; (2) lesbian; and (3) transsexual/ transgender/ bisexual/ intersexual/ queer novels. Members also meet for LGBT movies every two months. The club is an all-inclusive, non-discriminatory group. Everyone, regardless of sexuality, age, gender, sex, class and race, is welcome.

Website: www.queerbookclub.wordpress.com


SAFE


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SAFE (Supporting, Affirming and Empowering our LGBTQ friends and family) is a group of parents, families and friends of LGBTQ people, who believe in a society that accepts, affirms and empowers everyone to participate fully in it, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Their mission is to form a network of support, affirmation and empowerment for families and friends of LGBTQ people by providing information and resources and encouraging dialogue that promotes respect for human diversity and the well-being of all LGBTQ people.

Website: www.safesingapore.blogspot.sg
Email:[email protected]


SGRainbow

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SGRainbow is a non-profit group for gay, bisexual and queer (GBQ) men age 18 to 35 years old. A range of social and personal development programmes are organised to provide a platform for networking and capacity building. SGRainbow runs two sub-groups; SGRendezvous for 18 to 25 years old and SGRadar for 26 – 35 years old.

Website: www.sgrainbow.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sgrainbow
Instagram and twitter:[email protected]_rainbow


Singapore Advocacy Awards

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The Singapore Advocacy Awards is an annual award which recognises, affirms and celebrates civil society organisations and individuals for their outstanding initiative and positive impact on integration, diversity, solidarity, tolerance and awareness in Singapore.

Website: http://singaporeadvocacyawards.org/


 

Singapore Men’s Chorus

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Singapore Men’s Chorus is an inclusive choral group for men aged 21 years and above. Celebrating its ninth year, SMC has grown from 11 members to almost 40 today. Members hail from various walks of life and countries of origin, with varied musical backgrounds. Auditions

are held from February to April each year for an annual concert in October.

Website: www.singmc.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/singaporemenschorus


Singaypore.sg


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Founded in 2010, Singaypore.sg is Singapore’s first LGBT Webisodes. At Singaypore.sg, viewers can watch original webisodes where the team conducts interviews on LGBT topics in Singapore. Through these interviews, singaypore.sg aims to be a platform to air the diverse perspectives of the community here in Singapore.

Website: www.singaypore.sg
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 98755781
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Singaypore.sg


The ‘ T ‘ Project (Woman Care Centre)

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The ‘ T ‘ Project by the Woman Care Centre is made up of two transgender siblings committed towards empowering the transgender community in Singapore to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life and to help and nurture the transgender community so as to bring about a positive and direct impact on the quality of their life as a transgender.

It’s also a place for the public to engage, learn and get firsthand knowledge about the latest development of the transgender community and to dispel myths.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTprojectsg


TheBearProject

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TheBearProject (TBP), a social networking group for bears, bears-in-training and bear admirers, was founded in 2007. TBP made its debut at The Pink Picnic, an impromptu gathering at Botanic Gardens on National Day.
It has since grown from less than 20 members to its current 900+ members. Through activities like monthly movie outings, potlucks, hiking trips, outings to places of interest, workshops, overseas trips, etc, TBP aims to bring its members together to hang out, exchange ideas and hopefully, empower them with the sense of pride as part of the colourful gay community in Singapore.

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/thebearproject (to join, please email us at the address above and they will add you to the group)


Tomboy Pride


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Tomboy Pride is a group celebrating Tomboys & Girls. Through our tomboy crew, crew performances and activities for tomboys, we hope to liven the tomboy circle, provide an encouraging and supportive environment for tomboys and allow them to be Tomboy & Proud!

Website: www.facebook.com/Tomboypride


Women’s Nite


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Women’s Nite, started since December 2003, is held on the last Saturday of every month to provide a safe, neutral and alcohol-free space for lesbians and bisexual women in Singapore to gather and discuss the issues relevant to their lives. Over potluck dinners, discussions on wide-ranging topics like self-acceptance, homophobia, relationships and identity are held. Special guests are also invited to field questions on legal rights and sexual health, and conduct art and dance therapy nights.

Website: www.women-snite.livejournal.com
Email: [email protected]


Young OUT Here


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Young OUT Here is a youth community group, run by queer youths for queer youths. Young Out Here aims to provide a safe and inclusive environment for LGBT youths to develop a healthy identity, and to reach out to LGBT youths to engage them in healthy learning, discussions and activities.

Website: http://www.young-out-here.com
Email: [email protected]