May 17, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - SGRainbow marks IDAHOT 2015 with #thegayagenda

PRESS RELEASE 

17 May 2015

In conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2015, SGRainbow organised a photo campaign titled #thegayagenda. The campaign is a photo project that reveals what the gay agenda really is about.

In advocating against the discrimination, harassment and bullying faced by LGBTQ individuals in society, the LGBTQ community has been accused of trying to push a gay agenda.

For instance, in 2014, the Singapore government was accused of "more than tolerating the gay agenda" in permitting the annual Pink Dot gathering. More recently, a forum letter to The Straits Times asserts that there is a “same-sex marriage agenda” that sought to “affirm alternative sexual identity at all costs”.

For this project, we sought to find out what the gay agenda really is by asking LGBTQ youth and allies what their gay agendas are.

It is our hope that these photos help to highlight the real hopes, aspirations and motivations of LGBTQ youth and allies. In doing so, we hope that we can clarify the misconceptions and mischaracterisations of the LGBTQ community that continue to perpetuate homophobia and transphobia in our society.

Check out their gay agendas and share what your gay agenda is with us by sending a photo of you with your gay agenda to thegayagenda@sgrainbow.org.

Photos will be released gradually over the next month on our Facebook and Instagram. Follow us at www.facebook.com/SGRainbow on Facebook and @sg_rainbow on instagram.







May 10, 2015

Night's OUT 10 - Let's go to the beach!


Looking to get a tan? Looking to make a friend? Come join SGRendezvous at our FIRST outdoor event! We're going to have some fun in the sun and we want you to be there! With Pink Dot just around the corner, it is going to be a perfect time to make friends for the picnic - all that while getting a dose of vitamin D. Everyone gets a big chance at walking away a winner from this one as we have goodie bags, team prizes and a lucky draw in store just for you.

Details
Date: 6 June 2015, Saturday
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Dress Code: Beach wear
Fee: $10 if you register alone; $8 each if you bring a friend along
Venue: Info will be given to registered participants only

Limited places, so hurry!

Note: This event is open to GBQ men age 18 to 25 years old only.

Night's OUT 10 is proudly sponsored by TealyCutey & BeautyfoodpandaBooksActuallySuperslydeDottingHill and Climb Central. It is also supported by gayhealth.sgAWARE and Oogachaga.

Apr 25, 2015

GBQ Camp

Calling all camp enthusiasts! SGRainbow will be organising a GBQ Youth Camp in Dec 2015. We are looking for volunteers like you to be part of our organising committee.

Positions available:

There are currently no positions available. If you would like to be a Group Leader for the camp, watch this space for more information in August.



Apr 16, 2015

Radar Retreat 1


Radar Retreat is SGRadar's first networking programme where it provides a platform for GBQ men (aged 26 to 35 years old) to network and mingle with new people over an evening of great food and novel activities.

Details
Date: 9 May 2015
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: To be disclosed to registered participants only
Dress code: 90's
Fee: $5

Radar Retreat 1 is officially sponsored by foodpandaTealy, Climb CentralCutey & Beauty and Dottinghill. It is also supported by gayhealth.sg, AWARE and Oogachaga.

Mar 22, 2015

Real Radar #1 | 17 April 2015


Stable career? Check.
Monthly salary? Check.
Savings?

SGRadar's first programme, Real Radar, debut with its first session on financial planning. Learn the 6 steps in managing your finances to have the perfect plan.

Details
Date: 17 April 2015 (Friday)
Time: 1900hrs
Venue: CapitaGreen 138 Market Street, #06-01 S(048946)  

All participants will also receive a limited edition door gift. This session is free too. So why wait?

Register now by clicking here!

Feb 28, 2015

You Think, I Thought, Who Confirm?: Pref or Prejudice


"Chn only", "No ind", "Pref mly", "into whites only" 

Seen these on people's profiles on Jack'd or Grindr? Join us at the first session of Pref or Prejudice as we explore the racial dynamics in the gay community and find answers to questions like: 

- Is it racial preference or prejudice when someone wants to date only people of a certain ethnicity? 
- How exactly is it like for members of minority racial groups in the gay community, being a minority within a minority? 
- What can we do to counter racial prejudice and discrimination in the gay community?  

Hear from our panelists who will share their experiences and thoughts and engage in a moderated discussion on how we can create a more inclusive community for everyone in the gay community. 

Pref or Prejudice is a new theme in our You Think, I Thought, Who Confirm series, and aims to explore the intersections of different aspects of a gay man's identity. Future sessions will discuss topics such as masculinity ("masc and str-acting only", "no sissy"), body image issues ("fit for fit only", "no chubs") and biphobia in the gay community.

Pref or Prejudice is organised in conjunction with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.