On May 17, there will be the event ‘I will survive Homophobia’ which will be focussing on the issue of discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Singapore.
‘I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore’ will be celebrating its first anniversary of the printed book’s launch. The editor Leow Yangfa will be reading out of the book.
I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories in Singapore brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances.
You can find out more about the book and event here.
The event will also include readings from submissions to Calling It Out! – Singapore, the online campaign to highlight homophobic bullying in schools.
Calling It Out! is an initiative started by university students from Yale-NUS, NUS, NTU and SMU and collects personal stories from LGBTI youth who experience discrimination and bullying. The stories are being published online. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
For more information on the project click here.
The event will take place on May 17, 7.30pm at the BooksActually (9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru)