Coverage & Mentions
Arts Republic [interview] 24 May 2013
Tong Bling [interview] 17 May 2013
Straits Times Life! [event listing] 17 May 2013
Gay Star News [interview] 14 May 2013
Element Magazine [e-magazine article] March 2013
Word for Word [podcast interview on JOY 94.9] 17 March 2013
Singapore: The Queer Edition [interview on p69] 12 February 2013
World Wide Wave [podcast interview on JOY 94.9] 11 February 2013
#spuddings [mentioned on Kirsten Han's blog] 9 August 2012
The Wall Street Journal [quoted in interview] 2 July 2012
Fridae News & Features [article contribution] 29 June 2012
The Sunday Times [interview with story contributor & mention] 17 June 2012
Fridae Book Review 30 December 2011
Asian, Gay & Proud [profile & interview] 26 December 2011
Publichouse [photograph] 11 December 2011
Fridae [profile & interview] 11 October 2011
The Online Citizen [press release] 3 October 2011
I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories in Singapore brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances. Prefacing these stories are contributions from 5 local commentators who share their personal reflections on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in Singapore. They are: Mrs Juliana Toh, Executive Director of Counselling and Care Centre; Reverend Yap Kim Hao, former Methodist Bishop of Singapore; transgender activist Ms Leona Lo; and former Nominated Members of Parliament Ms Braema Mathi and Mr Siew Kum Hong. The book also contains a glossary of the common terms used to describe the diversity within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, and a listing of relevant community and professional resources in Singapore.
The editor’s proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to Oogachaga, the Pelangi Pride Centre and IndigNation SG. Oogachaga is a counselling and personal development organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Pelangi Pride Centre is a LGBT community space and resource centre in Singapore, with a library collection of fiction and non-fiction books of LGBT interests. IndigNation is an annual showcase of the Singapore LGBT community’s multi-facetedness, and usually takes place in August to coincide with National Day.
About the Editor
Leow Yangfa is editor of the book and website. He has been actively involved in social services, including a previous job in a large statutory organisation and volunteer work with an HIV / AID S group in Singapore, and a charity for the homeless in London. He currently works for a non-profit organisation in Singapore.