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Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2008 (Singapore)

Written by sayoni on . Posted in Announcements

Sayoni is proud to present the Sayoni Queer Women Survey, 2008. This survey is aimed at queer, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women living in Singapore, to gather essential information about the community, in terms of�

1. Age, racial and religious composition

2. Educational and career background, and financial status

3. Social framework, in relation to their sexual orientation

4. Personal/Emotional status, in relation to their sexual orientation

5. Feedback, on Sayoni and on the community

We appeal to you to take this survey, if you happen to belong to the target group. Just five minutes of your time can help us learn how to better help you and the community as a whole, as well as serve as a record of progress throughout the years.

All information, once collected and analysed, will be made publicly available.

Please be reassured that this survey is completely anonymous. Individual responses will not be revealed, and will not be traceable to the individual user.

Please help spread the word around, to your queer female friends. We aim to capture people from all social strata in this survey.

Click here to take the Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2008

If you wish to see the reports from last year, please click here.

If you wish to the survey with an image, you can use the following code.

Take the Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2008!

Thank you for your time!

Reminder: Sayoni Writing Contest

Written by Indu on . Posted in Announcements

Please be reminded that the deadline for the writing contest for the month of February is 11:59 PM, 13th February. Late entries will be only be given secondary consideration.

Send your article in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline!

Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2006 Report

Written by sayoni on . Posted in Announcements

Sayoni proudly presents Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2006 Report, compiling the results of this year’s survey.



1. To ameliorate the dire lack of information on queer women in Singapore. Currently, there is no proper understanding of how the women�s queer community functions, other than biased and disjoint personal views.

2. To gain some perspective on the actual needs of queer women, and what we can do about them

3. To provide free and accessible information to researchers, and act as a starting point for further research into the field
The survey is broken down into four main aspects. Questions in each category are streamlined and standardised for easy answering, by presenting most of the questions as rating questions where possible.

1. Introduction
General background.

2. Family, Friends and Work
Questions on how out the respondent is to various circles of people in their lives, how this group has reacted to the information, and the respondent�s intention to come out to that particular group.

3. Personal
Questions on the personal level relating to sexual orientation. Probes how the respondents come to realise their sexuality, different aspects of personal identity, and how their sexuality has affected them. Also includes information on relationships of respondents.

4. Financial
Questions to ascertain the financial status of queer women as a community – on salary, type of industry respondents choose to work in, housing and car ownership.

This survey was not carried out with a null hypothesis in mind, and much of the information contained in this report is processed descriptive statistics. Where possible, averages and trends have been pre-computed, presented along with a broad analysis of the data.

The statistics available are broken down across Age, Ethnicity and Religion, as it is believed that these three different aspects affect the average queer woman in her views and social situation with respect to her sexuality. Where either age, ethnicity or religion is perceived to have no bearing on the response, the data has been left out.

This report is available for free download for the public. However, a lot of effort and time has been put into conducting this survey and collating the results into this report. If you feel we have done a good job, please donate through the Paypal link below the Paypal button. All donations will only be used for the running of this organisation


The First Annual TLL Best Lesbian Blog of 2006

Written by sayoni on . Posted in Announcements

TLL, an online site made up of over 50 amazing blogs and authors from all around the world is hosting the first annual Lesbian Blog of the Year Award.

Quite unexpectedly, we have been nominated yet again. Thank you and we hope to continue to serve the community and demonstrate the good qualities you saw in us.

If you think / love / like / lust / craze / addicted / routine / read / this blog, please go here to vote for us!

Do check out TTL’s excellent site and the other nominees as well.

Launch of SAFE (Singapore)

Written by snorkeem on . Posted in Announcements

Finally the long awaited launch of SAFE (Supporting, Affirming and Empowering our LGBTQ friends and family) on 9th December 2006, at PPC’s Community Fair in Mox Bar. We went, we celebrated the new birth of courage and hope, this time round for those dear to our hearts. Our friends and family.

With SAFE’s mission to

form a network of support, affirmation and empowerment for families and friends of LGBTQ persons by providing information and resources and encouraging dialogue that promotes respect for human diversity and the well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons,

this will be another important milestone in our community.

Do check out their website and pass the message around.

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