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19 Jun 2008

Movie fundraiser raises $10,000 for Singapore's Pride Season in August

Singapore's 4th annual Pride Season is here again with talks and forums, art and literature, as well as social and outdoor events.

A movie fundraiser and Singapore premiere of the film Wilde, which was held on May 13, had raised S$10,000 for Indignation, the city-state's annual Pride Season.

Top of page: Almost 500 people attended the fundraiser and Singapore premiere of Wilde which was banned by the Singapore Board of Film censors when it was first released in 1997.
The film depicted the life story of playwright and poet Oscar Wilde who is today widely celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality. He was found guilty of "gross indecency" and sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour in 1895. Singapore's Section 377A, which continues to outlaw sexual relations between men up to this day, is descended from this law.

The $10,000 will be used to help fund selected events held during the festival to be held in August as all Indignation events are open to the public and are usually free of charge (unless otherwise stated), in order to be accessible to everyone.


Welcome reception
Friday, 1 August 2008, 7 pm, at 72-13

Ancestors on the beach - an art exhibition by Jimmy Ong
Friday 1 August 2008 to Wednesday 20 August 2008. Time: 6-10pm (Tue-Fri), 12-10pm (Sat+Sun), closed on Mon and public holidays, at Post Museum

From fag to friend, a forum by the Queer-straight alliance
Saturday, 2 August 2008, 3:00 pm, at 72-13

From classoom to comics, by Otto Fong
(See article link below: Singapore teacher removes coming out blog under ministry pressure)
Saturday, 2 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

Adlus night hike
Saturday, 2 August 2008, 11:30 pm to dawn, start location to be advised. Registration required @ www.plu.sg/indignation

Cruising through history
Sunday, 3 August 2008, 3 pm, at the Post Museum

Silence and aching hearts
Private event. Registration required @ www.plu.sg/indignation
Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

Tong bu tong 2 - Another tribe
Rated M18
Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

Opening of art exhibition - Jimmy Ong: Ancestors on the Beach
Thursday, 7 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at Post Museum

ContraDiction IV
Rated M18
Thursday, 7 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

The Unofficial Pink Picnic
(See article links below: The pink non-picnic and Singapore bans gay picnic)
Saturday, 9 August 2008, 4:30 pm, Botanic Gardens Symphony Lake

Brain surgery - what's inside the heads of homophobes?
Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 7:30, at 72-13

Too often ignored: The science of sexual orientation
(See article link below: No place for scientific illiterates in the gay debate)
Wednesday, 13 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

My wife, my kids...
Friday, 15 August, 7:30 pm, at Post Museum

Heartbreak heroes: Four Malaysians on surviving love, loss and a hostel in Singapore
Private event. Registration required @ www.plu.sg/indignation
Saturday, 16 August 2008, 3 pm, at 72-13

TheBearProject Charity Art Show
Saturday, 16 August 2008, 7 pm, at Play

Queer women within feminist Singapore
Saturday, 16 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at 72-13

Is HIV becoming an Asian disease?
(See article link below: New asia pacific statistics reveal an alarming incidence of HIV in MSM)
Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 7:30 pm, at Post Museum

Listings are subject to change without notice. For the latest updates, please visit http://www.plu.sg/indignation. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Where an event is marked "Private", you will need an invitation and registration to participate. Please email the organisers to enquire how (please identify yourself in your email).


Reader's Comments

1. 2008-06-19 20:06  
Hmm.. i wonder how interesting will the events be??
Anyone going? Lolz~
2. 2008-06-22 00:48  
congratulations to the organizers! great job! now people, please attend and show your support.
3. 2008-06-23 15:16  
Lets support it!
4. 2008-07-05 14:39  
After glancing through the events for the pride season, seems nothing great about it!
Just another event for making dark sides for PLU community!
Moral support maybe!
Hope to see a different one in next round!
5. 2008-08-05 11:17  
rzone, if nothing interests you perhaps you can try to organise something next year as the events in the festival is put together by numerous groups and individuals who probably feel the same way as you...

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