Jul 26, 2015

Youth Day Message to LGBTQ Youth in Singapore

In commemoration of Youth Day, SGRainbow, together with 8 other LGBTQ youth groups, have come together to pen this Youth Day message to LGBTQ youth in Singapore. Happy Youth Day and let’s work together for a more inclusive Singapore!

Jun 27, 2015

Blaze: SMASH! | 19 July 2015

Join us for SGRendezvous' first sporting event, Blaze: SMASH! Sign up for this badminton singles friendly tournament now and meet other badminton players from the community! We have more than $200 worth of prizes and goodies to give away!

Date: 19 July 2015
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Venue: To be revealed to registered participants (For safety/privacy purposes)

Register now here: http://tinyurl.com/Blaze0715

Please note that there is a registration fee of $10 to defray the venue cost and this event is only open to GBQ men from 18 to 25 years old.

Blaze: SMASH! is proudly sponsored by Gymmboxx, Superslyde and Dottinghill.

Jun 24, 2015

Iftar with Jejaka | 4 July 2015

It is the time of the year again when Muslims all over the world observe a practice known as fasting. Jejaka will be organising an Iftar (breaking fast) session where we hope you will not only learn more about Islam and the month of Ramadhan, but also make some new friends.

Date: 4th July 2015 (Sat)
Time: Programme begins at 6:30pm sharp
Venue: To be released to confirmed participants

Register now here: http://tinyurl.com/iftarjejaka15

You can choose to either contribute to the potluck by bringing halal food or pay $8 to defray the costs for the event. This event is open to all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

For more information or enquiries, please contact us at jejaka@sgrainbow.org.

Jun 16, 2015

SGRainbow @ PinkDot 2015: Reflection

It was 3.30pm on a Saturday afternoon when we started setting up our booth for Pink Dot. Even though the event wasn't due to start for another hour or so, Hong Lim Park was already littered with people in pink milling around in search of the best spots for themselves.

Here at SGRainbow, we had a mission: to undercut the misguided notion that the community had some insidious agenda to pervert our society. Through #thegayagenda photo project, we would prove that the fabled gay agenda was a myth; that we wanted nothing more than to love and be loved in return. We had a lesson to teach, or so we thought.

Instead, as with any good lesson, the teacher soon became the student.

The responses were rather general at first: freedom to love; equality for everyone; gay marriage. And then they started getting personal: feeling comfortable enough to show my face in this picture; to let people know it's okay to be themselves; to hold my boyfriend in public like a normal couple.

We soon learned that one did not have to look far to see love in its many shapes and forms.

From the heterosexual man and his lovely transgender wife, to the mature gay couple with their beautiful son; from the lesbian girl too shy to be photographed and her gorgeous girlfriend standing in her stead, to the straight girl enquiring about SGRainbow for her gay best friend, we saw that it was precisely love that had punctuated the air at this year's Pink Dot.

This year's theme "Where Love Lives" is a significant one; as we move forward from 13th June, we must continue to walk the talk in our daily lives.

As SGRainbow continues to grow, it is love and acceptance that we will continue to infuse our activities with, so that every gay individual we have the pleasure of meeting can find, through us, a place where love lives.

Photos from #thegayagenda photo project are available on our Facebook page. Click here to view them. A montage of the photos will be uploaded soon. Look out for it!

May 17, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - SGRainbow marks IDAHOT 2015 with #thegayagenda


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.

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

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.