This year, Pink Dot would like to invite the community to reflect on the progress that has been made towards dispelling the discrimination and prejudice that face lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as the many challenges that still remain. In celebrating the capacity for love which lives within Singapore as well as all Singaporeans, Pink Dot aims to help build a kinder and more inclusive Singapore. Leading these year’s efforts are the Ambassadors for Pink Dot 2015: Patricia Mok, Daren Tan, as well as Munah and Hirzi.
Squirrelled away in the fairly unremarkable estate of Marsiling lies Old Woodlands Town Centre, a once gloriously bustling locale in the ’70s and ’80s — but now it exists as a sleepy ghost of its past, a transitional area for those heading across the borders through Woodlands Checkpoint or an eating spot filled with relatively inexpensive yet alright hawker food.
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The Swan Project was first conceived as a research project to gain a better understanding of issues faced by the transgender community in Singapore.
This year, they are embarking on a campaign that would help raise funds for Singapore’s 1st transgender shelter. As part of the campaign, they hope to raise awareness amongst the general public about the Singapore transgender community by sharing YOUR STORIES. Here is one example http://swanprojectsg.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/sham-and-patricia/
Feel free to express yourself in any creative manner, it could be
1) a short description of your life/experiences
2) a poem
3) a song
4) a drawing
5) a photograph with a caption
Share your story today at email@example.com,
For more information, please visit: http://swanprojectsg.wordpress.com/
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is marked annually on November 20. It is a day to remember fallen members of the transgender community who died as a result of transphobia and hate. In conjunction with the Transgender Day of Remembrance, The T Project, Project X, Some Reassembly Required and Oogachaga Singapore are jointly organising an event called “LGB Know Your T”.
June Chua of The T Project and Christopher J. Khor of Some Reassembly Required will share on their personal experiences of being a transgender person and talk about their community projects in Singapore. Vanessa Ho of Project X will tell you more about her outreach work through Project X.
This is also a chance for you to ask all your burning questions about the transgender community, in a safe and educational space. This event is suitable for anyone who identifies as a trans-ally or would like to learn how to be one!
Date: 18 November 2014, Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room – The Place To Succeed
#02-08 Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street
Singapore 188108 (near Bugis Junction) (see map)
This is a FREE event. We welcome any cash donations to offset the venue rental cost.
To help us with event logistics for the event, please register here:http://www.bit.ly/LGBknowyourT
UN[SEEN] || 20 July – 19 October 2014 ||
@The Garden Slug
55 Lorong L Telok Kurau
#01-59/61 Bright Centre
Ticket price: Free for all
UN[SEEN] attempts to combat transphobia by breaking silence and making the unseen seen.
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I always wonder what’s the fuss about accessories and why people bother spending so much time choosing them.
I recall back in my school days when friendship rings and couple rings were so popular, especially those that are made of two halves that can be spilt amongst 2 person, each wearing one. Heart shaped trinkets and charm were also a symbol of love back then.
When K-wave and Taiwan craze started, dramas with the rich TaiTai and young ladies on screen wearing gold and pearl necklaces that looks as though it’s weighing them down and breaking their neck.
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