IndigNation is 11 years old and we’re celebrating with a whole month of activity for you to get involved with!


Happy and Free and Party
Sep 5, 5 pm till late
Red Baron, 45 Malan Rd, Gillman Barracks

Sundown and outdoors, IndigNation marks Singapore’s 50th year since independence and opens an 11th year of resistance with what started it all in the first place — an outdoor party. Except this one is for the whole community! A sundown cook-out, space for children to play, music from the best among us and a dance party till late with the DJs who’ve always made us dance at our favourite clubs.

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Inter-Uni Social
Sep 5, 6-10 pm
Venue will be released upon registration

Register for the InterUni Mixer 2015 hosted by various groups from the Inter-University LGBT Network, Singapore now! Connect and network with new friends from the various universities. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/IULNMixer2015

Venue will be released to registered participants and there is a $8 participation fee to defray the costs of catering dinner. This event is open to all from the NUS, Yale-NUS, NTU and SMU community, including current students, staff and alumni.

There are limited spaces so please register early. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to diversity considerations to ensure fair representation of the various institutions.

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Akka 3 by Avant Theatre
Sep 11 & 12, 8 pm
Goodman Arts Centre Black Box

“The beauty of life, lies in the imperfections within…”

Following the critical success of Akka in 1991 and Akka – The End in 2014, Avant Theatre presents the next exciting installment, Akka 3!

The AKKA series focuses on the exploring the plight of Indian transgender women in Singapore and the trials and tribulations they undergo to uphold their identity against social prejudice.

Presented in Tamil with English surtitles. For ticketing enquiries, please call 9899 3002.

Rating: R18 (Transgender Theme)


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RIOT! Hosted by Becca D’Bus
Sep 12, 7 pm
TAB, 442 Orchard Road

When drag queens get to create exactly the show they’ve always wanted, what you get are very low aspirations and even lower morals. There is glitter in the gutter but this RIOT! is not in the streets, so you can get very drunk. RIOT! is Singapore’s only regular drag revue and especially for IndigNation, RIOT! will entertain, and maybe announce the birth of a new beginning.

Tickets to RIOT! are available at www.riotdragshow.com

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One of Us
Sep 13, 4 pm
Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang

One of Us

Affirming our common humanity,

one story at a time

Told from the perspective of non-LGBT persons, these stories send a message that the LGBT individual is not apart, and though different in some aspects from a straight person, this person is “One of Us”. We hope these moving portraits will serve to make it easier for LGBT people as well as their family, friends and colleagues to find resolution and affirmation in their lives.

We like to invite you to hear these extraordinary stories. Special guest speaker : Dr. Khoo Hoon Eng

Bring your family or a straight friend along. Limited seats available. Kindly register your interest early via email to oneofus.sg@gmail.com with your name and number of people attending.

Organised by MOVE Community

In Partnership with SAFE Singapore

Proudly Supported by Project 50/100 Venue

Sponsor: Artistry


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Kink Dot: An Evening of Alternative Queer Erotica
Sep 16, 7:30 pm
BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Road

Be warned: this is not a family-friendly event – unless your family is really cool, in which case, congratulations!

Our evening of queer kink literature will feature readings by poet Marylyn Tan and short story writers O Thiam Chin and Delilah Night, with additional texts from Singaporean-Canadian novelist Lydia Kwa. A discussion on BDSM issues will follow.

R(18) (projected)


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Speakeasy #22 feat. Stephanie Dogfoot and Deonn Yang
Sep 16, 8 pm 
Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang
Spoken word showcase Speakeasy focuses on two queer Singaporean poets: Stephanie Dogfoot and Deonn Yang.
Stephanie Dogfoot is an award-winning performance poet and host of various spoken word nights around Singapore. She has represented Singapore at the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam in Reunion Island and the UK in the European Slam Championships and the Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris. She is currently a member of the four-woman spoken word troupe Sekaliwags, helps to run the poetry night SPEAK and Story Slam Singapore, and is trying to invade the stand up comedy scene.
Deonn Yang is currently in her third and final year as an Acting student at LASALLE College of the Arts. The theatre has always been a big part of Deonn’s life and she actively tries not to imagine what her life would be without it. On days that she is not sprawled on the floor after a good rehearsal, she enjoys making people laugh and telling a good story. Deonn also enjoys wearing button-downs.

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8 Women
Opening: Sep 17, 6 pm. Exhibition from Sep 17 till Oct 17
Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169246

Facebook event page: www.on.fb.me/1FoY4DL

To coincide with the annual Indignation Festival this September, Grey Projects presents ‘8 Women’, portraits of transwomen who live and work in the Farrer Park, Little India neighbourhoods. Over several evenings, social researcher and photographer Grace Baey invited these women to present and pose themselves in a collaborative photo series, which we are proud to support.

The photographer and some of the women will be present at the opening.

About the Artist: Grace Baey (b. 1985) is a Singapore-based photographer with an interest in social issues. A human geographer by training, she turned to photography as a way of engaging with these issues through a more intimate lens. Of interest to her are questions of place, identity, and belonging. Her work deals with issues of social marginalization, with particular focus on low-waged migrant workers and the transgender community in Singapore. Earlier in 2015, she participated in Objectifs’ annual Shooting Home mentorship programme, as well as the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali.

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IndigNation Queer Shorts
Sep 18, 8 pm 
Reading Room Singapore, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #04-01/02, Singapore 088444

Ticketing info: https://www.facebook.com/events/442558192612576/

Tickets can be bought here: http://peatix.com/event/113604

IndigNation Queer Shorts brings you 4 short films, in one screening, that have been prominent in the LGBTQ community within the last year; 从黑夜到白天 (A Straight Journey), 렛미인 (Let Me In), To Mum (Love, Me) and 青親 (The Younger).

A Straight Journey: Days and Nights in their Kingdom
China, 2015
The winner of ShanghaiPride Film Festival 2015 Short Film

Synopsis: Two Chinese photographers, Masa and Mojo decide to end this decades-long silence of homosexuals in China and reveal the everyday lives of 48 gays, lesbians and their families through their lens. They spent six months and visited 11 Chinese cities to complete their documentary. This is the first cinematic work of any kind that focuses on the lives of Chinese homosexuals.

Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/122888727

Let Me In
Korea, 2014
2015 Korea Queer Film Festival’s “KQFF Choice”

A film with explosive energy, despite its limited space in scenes. The two characters lead the story throughout the film with so much energy from within. Would we ever be able to come across the girl again? – KQFF​

Synopsis: A girl spends most of her time alone at the lobby of an apartment. One day, she spots a couple of cops visiting a suspicious woman’s house. The girl falls into the woman who treats her nicely.

To Mum (Love, Me)
Singapore, 2015

Synopsis: A hard-hitting depiction of the struggles of being young lesbian in cosmopolitan yet traditional Singapore, where being different can have grave consequences. When a long closeted daughter comes out into the open, both mother and daughter is left feeling isolated in a clash between modern and traditional. However, living in the same house forces them to either work towards acceptance or continue being strangers.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/127927431

The Younger
Taiwan, 2014
Nominated Short for 2014 Taiwan Queer Award and featured in Korea Queer Film Festival 2015

Synopsis: Hao became a male masseur to make ends meet and pay for his grandmother’s costly medication caused by her recent stroke and her Alzheimer’s. The job forced him to deal with his previously suppressed sexual urges for men. Hao begins to lose the balance he once had with family, work, and himself.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TynP7Knkz6M

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Youth Forum
Details to come, please check in later for further updates.

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LGBTQ and Intersectionality (By invitation only)
Details to come, please check in later for further updates.

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Allies Night
Sep 24, 6 pm
Details to come, please check in later for further updates.

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LGBTQ @ SUTD: You are not alone: scissoring stereotypes. (Queer storytelling night)
Sep 25

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Sex Ed Workshops
Sep 26, 2 – 5 pm
72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

Still recovering from your school’s (or family’s) poor excuse for “sex ed”? In this peer-led, discussion-based workshop, we take a queer and trans focus to issues of sex and sexuality, giving space for everyone to ask questions, share experiences, and learn from each other. Topics include safer sex, consent, and communication.

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Contradiction XI: Sexual History
Sep 26, 7:30 pm
72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

Join us for the finale of the IndigNation: an evening of Singaporean LGBT writing, with a historical twist.

Young writers and actors will perform extracts of texts by and about queer Singaporeans, ranging from police reports from the 1850s and agony aunt columns from the 1970s to experimental novels from the 1990s and slam poems from the 2010s.

This is an alternative canon of Singapore literature, celebrating our full ethnic and sexual diversity.

Featuring works by Arthur Yap, Lydia Kwa, Sabariah, Haresh Sharma, Leona Lo, and many, many more.

R(18) (projected)


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