What you can do to support the freedom to love in Singapore
Apart from attending Pink Dot 2018, here are other ways you can show your support to the LGBTQ community in Singapore
See yourself in a fictional LGBTQ character with Pink Screen Supported by the Inter-University LGBT Network, Singapore, Grafunkt, Institut Français Singapour, BBDO/Proximity Singapore, Glen Goei and Lime Agency, The Projector presents four films that explore the length and breadth of LGBTQ narratives. There's the Cannes 2017 Grand Prix winner 120 BPM, a love story around the lives of AIDS activists in the '90s; as well as Tomboy, a story about a new girl in the neighbourhood who gets mistaken for a boy.
Learn about the diverse faces that make up the LGBTQ community in 'Out in Singapore' After debuting his LGBTQ photography project, 'Out in...' in Tokyo, Singaporean fashion photographer Leslie Kee did an open call to find individuals within Singapore's own community. Resulting in 150 black-and-white portraits of Singaporeans and Singapore-based personalities, 'Out in Singapore' displays these faces loudly and proudly.
Read about survival stories in I Will Survive Indie bookstore BooksActually presents the launch of I Will Survive, a collection of short stories edited by Leow Yangfa, a self-proclaimed worshipper of Kylie Minogue (YAS Queen). A registered social worker who has volunteered with a HIV/AIDS group as well as a charity for the homeless, Leow brought together 21 real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from LGBT people in Singapore.
Support self-publishers at Queer Zinefest A collaboration between Camp Kilo and Squelch Zines presents Singapore's inaugural Queer Zinefest. If you prefer the honest-to-goodness realness of zines over glossy publications, this exciting new market will bring together 20 queer zinesters and artists from Singapore and the region. It's a great way to approach topics such as internalised homophobia, ageism and toxic gay masculinity, something you can expect to discuss at the Drawwins booth. Expect a three metre-long zine library, a photo booth, craft table, t-shirt painting station and board games.