Indignation is the LGBT Pride season in Singapore, reaffirming our participation in the intellectual and cultural life of this country, reminding all that we are as much a part of Singapore as anyone else. The organisers are motivated by a belief that however difficult, progress is possible. We are not passive victims of ignorance and prejudice in an unchanging landscape. We are active citizens playing our part in making Singapore a better place.
The first season was in 2005. This year, 2009, will be our fifth annual season.
Each event is separately organised by by different people, who as a gesture of solidarity, are contributing their events to the joint calendar.
It is never easy organising gay-related events in Singapore. Many kinds of events require licences from various government departments, which tend to react with suspicion towards anything that is gay-themed. Even when licences are given, past experience has shown that intimidatory tactics from the police can still be expected.
Outdoor events such as parades, a common feature of pride festivals in other countries, are virtually impossible since the authorities have a habit of refusing to issue licences.
Funding is another area affected by the political climate; hence the organisers are particularly grateful to those who have bravely stepped forward with sponsorships.
Join us this August 2009 in our annual celebration of Pride. Support our fundraising events that make it all possible.
Sayoni is an active supporter of Indignation. Look forward to our events on the 22nd August and 29th August!