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Indignation Event: Relationship Myths Posted in

Written by AnJ on . Posted in Events

Event: Relationship Myths
Date: 6th August 2007 (Monday)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: 72-13


Have you been to forums in which lesbian women share about their relationships? What have you heard?

Stories of difficult love and barriers galore… the search for family acceptance of oneself and partners… the average lesbian relationship is given 7 years. Long-lived relationships are barely heard of; the occasional decade-long ones are much revered and looked upon as mythical creatures.

How much of gender differences come into play in the dynamics of relationships? Is love really all it takes for “forever”? In this interactive talk, you will be introduced- from the eye of research literature- to what contributes to relationship longevity and satisfaction; what separates straight relationships from queer ones.

You will be surprised… for what you think isn’t always what is.

Indignation Event: ??? – Does likeness matter?

Written by irene on . Posted in Events

Event: ??? – Does likeness matter?
Date: 4th August 2007
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: 72-13




Queer-themed Chinese writing has found a place in Singapore�s literary landscape, individually. Now they will come together at this groundbreaking event, for dialogue and expression. Celebrating diversity, this promises to be a literary treat for all.

Featuring academic and playwright Quah Sy Ren, writer Ng How Wee, young writers Teng Qian Xi, Irene Oh, Hong Simin and more, the audience will be treated to a forum wherein the intricacies of forbidden love and its inspiration, as spoken through Singapore Chinese literary works (original and translated), are explored. Follow us as we seek camaraderie in diversity.

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Indignation Event: BiFocal

Written by Indu on . Posted in Events

Event: Bifocal
Date: 4th August 2007
Time: 3pm
Venue: 72-13

Can you remember the last time someone had a talk on bisexuality?

Wait, have we ever had a talk on bisexuality? Sure there are offensive articles published on gay websites, accompanied by even more offensive comments. Sure there are threads running in forums and mailing lists about how much they hate bisexuals. Sure there are people on both sides of the gender and sexuality fence cursing the B-word. But there still has never been anything that directly [and unbiasedly] tackles the issue on a community level. For all our political discourse, for all the coming out, relationship, single, chinese, artistic events, [insert what you've got] talks, forums, workshops and support groups we have every year, both within and without Indignation, this issue has gone entirely unaddressed.

This year, we plan to correct this omission – we are going to put the B back in the LGBTQ[IT?]. Organised by Sayoni, we present BiFocal, a forum on bisexuality, for both men and women. This ground-breaking event will cover issues that bisexuals face in their everyday life, in coming out, in relationships, in finding their own space within the queer community.

What does it really mean to be bisexual, in a world that is discovering its sexual fluidity? Who qualifies as a bisexual � is there a qualification at all? Can bisexuals ever be monogamous? Are bisexuals in straight relationships traitors? Are bisexuals separate from the gay community or part of it? Come down to hear various points of view on all these questions and more, in this fun, interactive forum.

If you wish to know more about this forum, feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also feel free to leave comments on this post on the issue, suggest topics for discussion et cetera.

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IndigNation 2007 is here!! (Singapore)

Written by sayoni on . Posted in Events

Once again, it�s time to celebrate gay pride. As in the last few years, August is Singapore’s gay pride season. This year’s Events Calendar (subject to change) can be seen at

Indignation, Singapore’s Pride Season organized by People Like Us, is coming around again. To be held in the month of August, it once again celebrates the diversity of interests of the LGBT communities. The program will have art, photography, poetry, plays, talks and outdoor events.

This will be the third in the Indignation series, after successful seasons in 2005 and 2006.

Sayoni, a proud member of People Like Us will be organizing a series of events in Indignation. Watch this space as you bring you more memories and updates.

Safehaven Dialogue Session- Part 1

Written by AnJ on . Posted in Events

It was held at Amara hotel, on 10 May 2007, pertaining to the�Christian perspective on�homosexuality. The church that hosted it is FCC (Free Community Church), the only gay-affirming church in Singapore.There are 4 Speakers: (in order as presented on the panel yesterday)
1. Rev. Dr. Tan Kim Huat
(Chen Su Lan Professor of New Testament and
Dean of Studies at Trinity Theological College)
2.�Anthony Yeo
(Clinical Director of Counselling and Care Centre)
3. Edmund Smith
(Founder of ex-gay movement Real Life Ministry)
4. Rev. Dr. Yap Kim Hao, PhD
(Boston University, Mass, USA)
(First Asian Bishop of The Methodist Church in Malaysia and Singapore, Pastoral Advisor- Free Community Church)

Augustine Anthuvan

(Assistant Programme Manager, MediaCorp Radio)

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