Reprint Now Available


After selling out 2,000 copies of the 2013 print run of I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore, the reprint with a new cover is now available!

You can purchase your copy through the online webstore (free delivery to addresses in Singapore) or at the BooksActually store in Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

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Book Reading on 10 December 2015



edited by Leow Yangfa

☞ 10 December 2015, Thursday
7 pm at BooksActually
(№ 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645)

All are welcome!

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What’s scary this Halloween?


If you think Halloween in Singapore is all about theme park costume parties, special bloody cocktails or a parang-wielding publicity stunt gone wrong, think again.

There’s plenty more scary here in our SIN city.

A woman gets raped by her boyfriend because he wants her to stop being a lesbian.  A young man is thrown out of his home and rejected by his faith community, after he tells them he’s gay.

A transgender person is misdiagnosed with depression and schizophrenia, instead of being supported in their appropriate gender identity.

A queer youth is hounded with daily harassment and death threats, from people supposedly acting in the name of their God. A married man kills himself, unable to reconcile his attraction to women and men in a society that judges him a deviant.

A senior public servant who bans children’s library books in the name of protecting families.

A stage magician who spews hate in the name of love, with an anonymous online community that worships him.

An education system that allows students to be taught misogyny. A judiciary that upholds out-dated legislation that criminalises individuals on the basis of their partners’ gender.

A government that turns a blind eye, lacking in moral courage and running the only developed country in the world with anti-sodomy laws.

Your rubber masks and fake blood and $100 rental costumes don’t scare me this Halloween.

Homophobia is scary. And it’s very real here in Singapore.

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