Organised by People Like Us, Indignation - Singapore's GLBT pride season - comes around again with a series of events including exhibitions, talks, poetry, film, outdoor and social events.
Fridae is proud to be a main and media sponsor of the event.
Message from People Like Us:
Each event is separately organised by by different people, who as a gesture of solidarity, are contributing their events to the joint calendar.
It is never easy organising gay-related events in Singapore. Many kinds of events require licences from various government departments, which tend to be react with suspicion towards anything that is gay-themed. Even when licences are given, past experience has shown that intimidatory tactics from the police can still be expected.
Funding is another area affected by the political climate; hence the organisers are particularly grateful to those who have bravely stepped forward with sponsorships.
Indignation 2007 is the third in a row and every year that we pull one off, it boosts the community's pride and increases our visibility a little bit more.
Things are changing in Singapore. So far this year, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has publicly spoken about how Section 377A of the Penal Code must "eventually" go. PAP MP Baey Yam Keng and NMP Siew Kum Hong have also said they support repeal. An increasing number of heterosexual Singaporeans are speaking up too.
Indignation seeks to capture this mood. Change is possible. We are not passive victims of ignorance and prejudice in an unchanging landscape. We are active citizens playing our part in making Singapore a better place.
The event will open on Wed, 1 Aug 2007 with Idiosyncracies - an art exhibition. For more info, please visit www.plu.sg/indignation. More updates to follow on Fridae.