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.
Math Paper Press, an imprint of BooksActually, has published the print edition of the book. It is available in 2 different book covers, which you can see above. You can also read a book review here by Ng Yi-Sheng on Fridae.
Pick up your copy by:
* Visiting Books Kinokuniya stores and look under “Asian Literature”. If unavailable, make enquiries at the Information Counter, quoting “I Will Survive by Leow Yangfa“.
* Visiting the online Fridae Shop.
* Walking into the New Majestic Hotel on Bukit Pasoh Road (next to Outram Park MRT station, North-East Line exit H), or Hotel 1929 on Keong Saik Road, or the Wanderlust Hotel (2 Dickson Road, near the Jalan Besar end), where you can see the pop-up store in the hotel lobby. It’s also now available at the hipster store Tyrwhitt General Company on Tyrwhitt Road.
* Borrowing a copy from the Pelangi Pride Centre, Singapore’s only LGBT resource centre & library; or at any of the National Library Board (NLB) public libraries in Singapore.
You can still purchase the ebook published by Monsoon Books in 2011.