I escaped gay conversion therapy, but not everyone is so lucky

#LGBT+ people don’t need to change who we are; these kinds of “therapies” do not work and are never “successful” – but they can, and do, cause lifelong harm to those who undergo them. It’s common for survivors of conversion therapy to experience mental health problems, including suicide attempts.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/lgbt-conversion-therapy-ban-mental-health-b1805080.html

Tips and Tricks to Maximise Your Ang Bao Money This Cny (2021)

年年有余 is a Lunar New Year expression that is used to wish for abundance and surplus every year. While wishing is important, action is the only way to make your wishes come true. Whether you’ve gotten a recent surplus from that one Aunty who wonders why you aren’t married yet or have been saving up, here’s a list of things you could do to invest in your future.

From: https://blog.seedly.sg/maximise-ang-bao-money-cny/

From our friends over at Gayhealth.sg

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But while “Asian values” are generally understood to be socially conservative, there is no reason why they should remain so.

A protester wearing Korean traditional dress makes a three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 7, 2020.
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Tan Seng Kee, a 62-year-old retired doctor and LGBTQ+ activist, recently filed a motion in Singapore’s High Court, asking it to order the city-state’s cabinet to revoke a colonial-era law that could imprison men for up to two years for engaging in consensual sex.

Article From: https://time.com/5918808/homophobia-homosexuality-lgbt-asian-values/

Read more here.

[This programme is cancelled due to forecasted rainy weather. We hope to see you in the upcoming programmes.]

SGRainbow is back and better than ever before. We’ve got a full lineup for the year and are kick-starting with the first programme – The Cycle Begins.

Come cycle from East Coast Park to Marina Barrage together. We’ll also spice things up along the way with ice breakers and refreshments.

We guarantee it’ll be a great way to kick off the year. Here’s to new adventures, new friends, new memories.

This programme is strictly for GBQ youth between 18 and 35 years old. By signing up, you agree that we will not be liable for any injuries that arise from participating in this programme.

Safe Management Measures (SMM) will be strictly enforced throughout the entire programme, with no more than 8 in a group. Intermingling between groups is not allowed. All participants must wear their mask throughout the duration of the programme.

Here are the details:

Date: 9 January 2021

Venue: East Coast Park (More info for registered participants only)

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Fee: $25 per person ($45 for 2 if you sign up with a friend)

Link: http://tinyurl.com/SGRTheCycleBegins

“What is this place?” she protested. “Who is that man?”

“He can cure you,” her sister replied. Then she and their father took hold of Huang’s arms and pulled her from the vehicle, dragging her past a set of iron gates towards the man she would soon come to know, and dread, as Old Zhang.

[Source: South China Morning Post]

Read more https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3110642/brutal-institutions-transforming-chinas-lgbt

Queer Asian Project

Announcement from Queer Asian Project

We would like to share great news with you: Queer Asian Project is launching its website! With this new platform, we are excited that we are able to provide a space for talented queer Asian writers to share their creative work with the world. To help make this possible, we turn to you – our readers! If you have a voice that you want to express, share it with us and we will make it known. Share them too with your trusted friends! Top five submissions shall receive a small token of appreciation. Get More Info & Share Your Voice Here>> https://forms.gle/1KRrCBVaFRDRteFs9

Submission deadline: 30 Nov 2020To read the general FAQs, click here : https://tinyurl.com/QAPFAQWriters#queerasianwriters#QAP

Source: https://www.facebook.com/qap.asia/photos/a.109284610723567/222024586116235/