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LAUNCH: "I Will Survive", ed. Leow Yangfa

  • BooksActually 9 Yong Siak Street Singapore, 168645 Singapore (map)

What is it like to be gay and experience bullying in school or National Service? How do you deal with being rejected by your family and religious group because of your sexual orientation? How are women's experiences different or similar to men's? What does one go through in an abusive same-sex relationship, or when one loses a partner to suicide? What does a transgender man or woman go through in Singapore? When you have been diagnosed with a life-long illness, how do you continue living?

This collection brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Singapore who have survived extraordinary circumstances.

We will live. We will thrive. We will survive.

Leow Yangfa is a registered social worker who has spent most of his adult life involved in social services, including a previous job in a national organisation, volunteering with a HIV/ AIDS group and a charity for the homeless. He previously worked in a non-profit suicide prevention agency in Singapore, and since 2013 has been working in Oogachaga.

An uncle of 5 beautiful and intelligent nieces, he’s a vegetarian by choice and worships Kylie Minogue. He also happens to be gay, and his own coming out story was included in SQ 21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century, first published in 2006.

VENUE: BooksActually
ADDRESS: 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645

17 Jul 2018, 7pm–8pm