Coverage & Contributions

Yahoo! Singapore News [article] 17 May 2014

IDAHO 2014 article

Element Magazine [article] June 2013

Element 2

I-S Magazine [feature story] 27 June 2013

IS mag

Arts Republic [interview] 24 May 2013

Tong Bling [interview] 17 May 2013

Straits Times Life! [event listing] 17 May 2013

ST Life 17 May 2013 smaller

Gay Star News [interview] 14 May 2013

Element Magazine [article] April 2013

Element Magazine - Issue #1

Word for Word [interview on JOY 94.9] 17 March 2013

Singapore: The Queer Edition [interview on p69] 12 February 2013

Singapore The Queer Edition 2013

World Wide Wave [interview on JOY 94.9] 11 February 2013

W3JOY 11 Feb 2013

#spuddings [mention] 9 August 2012

Spuddings 9 Aug 2012

The Wall Street Journal [interview quote] 2 July 2012

Fridae  [article] 29 June 2012

The Sunday Times [story contributor’s interview] 17 June 2012

Fridae  [book review] 30 December 2011

Asian, Gay & Proud  [interview] 26 December 2011

Publichouse [photograph] 11 December 2011

Publichouse article

Sydney Star Observer   26 October 2011 & Southern Star Observer  27 October 2011

Fridae  [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.

Media Contact

The editor can be contacted directly by email through the Contact tab. The publisher of the book, Mr Kenny Leck of BooksActually, can be contacted through the store.

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