Sep 23, 2014


Can a gay person be a teacher and out? What can a student do if they face bullying from their peers or teachers as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity? Most importantly, what can we do as a community to support and minimise such instances of bullying and discrimination?

SGRainbow presents Hands UP!, the second forum in the You Think I Thought Who Confirm? series, as we invite teachers and students to share about their experiences being LGBTQ in school.

To protect the safety of participants and panellists, the venue will be announced two days prior to the event to registered participants only. This event also adheres to a strict no-photography and no-videography rule.

Event details
Date: 25 October 2014, Saturday
Time: 7:30pm to 9pm
Venue: TBA to registered participants only

This event is FREE and is open to ALL. Register now here.

Sep 8, 2014

Relationship series #2


We often see many couples who are happy with their relationships and lasting for a very long time. How do they maintain this type of relationship especially when most of the guys you know can’t even hold down a relationship? What is the secret if there is any for us to learn and explore. Relationship is one of the hardest things in life because you are sharing your life with by compromising your freedom to be with that person. How communication plays out between the two people to navigate around HIV/STIs is also a very important matter.

This workshop is for people who are interested in discussing and exploring what a healthy relationship looks like through different exercises by practicing communication skills whether it is a monogamous or polygamous relationship.

When: Saturday, 20 Sept 2014
Where: AFA office, 9 Kelantan Lane #05-01 S208628
Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register as soon as you can due to limited space. Click here to register!

This workshop is brought to you by gayhealth.sg and supported by SGRainbow.

Aug 1, 2014

Check-OUT: The Race 2 // An Event of IndigNation 2014


SGRainbow and Young OUT Here, will be organizing an amazing race, Check-OUT: The Race 2, as part of IndigNation 2014.
The objectives of the race are as follows:
  1. Develop and bolster participants’ individual identity and self esteem as LGBTQ youths.
  2. Strengthen friendships within participants and provide platform for participants to forge new ones.
  3. Increase participants’ understanding of the various LGBTQ organisations and their roles in the community
The race will see groups of participants going around Singapore to various LGBTQ places completing missions.
This race is open to ALL and participants will have to form groups of 3 to 4 members.
On top of all the fun, participants will each get a goodie bag worth $100! Winners of this race will also stand a chance to win cash and prizes worth up to $1,000.
Details of the race
Date: 30 August 2014
Time: 0930hrs to 1800hrs (Flag off at 1000hrs)
Registration fee: $10 per person
For enquiries about this race, please contact the organisers at contact@checkoutrace.tk
Places are limited, so hurry!

Jul 3, 2014

22nd Israel Film Festival 2014


The Israel Film Festival (IFF) is a premier film festival that remains true to its commitment to launch, nurture and promote Israeli cinema while providing a high-profile platform that recognises the technical and creative excellence emerging from the land of milk and honey. This is the 22nd year that the IFF is running.

One of the 6 films in this festival is "Out in the Dark".

Directed by: Michael Mayer
Rating: R21 for Homosexual Theme
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Synopsis
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank and brutally murdered, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.

To see other films and to book your tickets in advance, visit the Cathay website here.

Jun 10, 2014

THE LARAMIE PROJECT PRESENTED BY SRT’S THE YOUNG CO.



A play that confronts the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.

In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America today and was made into a movie starring Peter Fonda and Laura Linney by HBO in 2002.

For the young students of The Young Co. the play challenges them on so many levels; the use of multiple roles, clear storytelling, naturalistic dialogue and character representation, the responsibility of portraying real people, as well as working on an extremely emotive subject matter with sensitivity and care. Although originally written in 1998, sixteen years later, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.

“Theatre should matter, and The Laramie Project reminds us, exhilaratingly and compellingly, why it's so necessary for us to come together, as an audience to share stories that help us understand who we are and
demonstrate the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence,” Daniel Jenkins, Director and Associate Director of SRT on why he chose this play as The Young Co.’s graduation show.

Ticketing Information 
DATES: 25th and 26th July 2014 – both days 8pm

PRICES: $25 (excludes SISTIC fee)
VENUE: DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT
TICKETING: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg 
WEBSITE: www.srt.com.sg 

Recommended for 16 year-olds and above

Specially for Night's OUT 7 participants, you will be given a chance to win tickets to watch this amazing production. Do sign up for the programme at our "Initiatives > What's HOT" page.


May 22, 2014

Night's OUT 7: A midsummer nightmare


The summer solstice is here, the day the sun lingers for the longest time in the year. According to ancient mythology, it is also the this day with the shortest night that zombies become most active as they try to make the most of the little time they have.

After the sun sets, nobody knows what will happen next. Could this be the night of your life or could it be the last night of your life? Who is friend and who is foe? Trust no one but yourself.

Join us at Night's OUT 7 for an epic night of mystery, fun, food and friends. Mark the following details in your calendar and live to tell the tale!

Date: 21 June 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Will be disclosed to registered participants
Note: For 18 to 25 years old gay and bisexual men only

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1m7Kjlb