Meet old friends, make new friends,chat up organizers and participants of what will be a month chock full of activity by us, for us, about us. Instead, we have to head to the bars of Tanjong Pagar—and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing this weekend.This queer conference gathers a range of speakers and interest groups for dialogue, aiming to expose the community to a diverse range of perspectives and ideas.The book is a social psychological study on how conventional masculinity is challenged, subverted, or perpetuated in contemporary gay male culture. Please register by writing to [email protected] 18 to Sun 21 Aug Indig Nation Film Festival Opening Film: Front Cover (USA) (R21) Directed by Ray Yeung A skillfully written and acted gay love story about two young men of Chinese ancestry, Ray Yeung’s “Front Cover” has a title that evokes the differences in its main characters.Ryan (Jake Choi), a New York fashion stylist, aims his energies toward the front covers of magazines.The rights of LGBTIQ people in Singapore have been under attack for decades.We’ve had to struggle against laws like Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men; homophobic and transphobic policies in media censorship and sex education; as well as unapologetic discrimination from society.In 2017, one of the biggest issues of the day was our right to public assembly.
Together, we’ll celebrate the passions of the heart and the linguistic, sexual and gender diversity of our lands.
Our partners will also be holding parallel events: The Bear Project and the Queer Book Club will hold a discussion of the book Faeries, Bears, & Leathermen, while The Inter-University LGBT Network will provide incoming queer university students with an orientation in Qrientation.
We finish with an evening dedicated to the transgender community: Trans It 2: An Evening of Trans Art and Culture.
Celebrate the start of Indig Nation 2017 with us, as Singapore’s annual Pride Season returns for its 13th year!
We kick off, as so many gay things do, with drinks and nibbles. Sat 5 Aug and Sun 6 Aug Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference As LGBITQ people, we don’t get to learn much about our community in school.