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Today is Pink Dot 2016! Drop by our booth @ the Community Tent!


For Pink Dot 2016, let’s kick things off with a Write to Your MP campaign. Homophobic and transphobic conservatives regularly write to politicians to deny LGBTs equal rights. We have to show them that we have a voice too! Click here to find out your MP’s contact details, and send them a letter:

Visit us at the Community Tent!



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

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

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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 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.

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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:

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:

Tickets can be bought here:

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:

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.


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.


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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.

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IndigNation is coming in September. Stay Updated!


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Sunday, 24 AUG 
3 and 8pm




IndigNation is 10 years old and we’re celebrating with a whole month of activity for you to get involved with!


Strategies, Successes and Failures: An Overview of the LGBT Movement in the US

Saturday Aug 23
2pm, Venue info on registration

Mass Hysteria: Relapsed
Sunday Aug 24
3pm and 8pm, The Arts House

Check-Out: The Race 2
Saturday Aug 30
9.30am, Various Venues

A Minor ContraDiction
8pm, The Reading Room



ContraDiction: 10 Years Series
Friday Aug 1
8pm The Arts House

Human worth and dignity: two stories from the LGBT community in Singapore
Sunday Aug 3
1pm SMU Admin Building L4

Opening of Marla Bendini: I’m Nervous + Seeking/Looking: A Sex Library
Thursday Aug 7
6 – 8pm Grey Projects

Pink Picnic
Saturday Aug 9
5pm Botanic Gardens Symphony Lake

The Boys in the Band

Aug 7-16
Alliance Francaise Theatre

Dr Sketchy BIRTHDAY feat NORIS
Tuesday Aug 12
8pm Artistry

Pink Run
Saturday Aug 16
9am Nicoll Highway MRT Station

A Long Table About Strategies for the Future
Saturday Aug 16
8pm Artistry

OPENING EVENT Contradiction: 10 Years Series

Friday August 1
The Arts House, The Chamber

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Indignation and its annual queer literary night ContraDiction.

And we are going to start it with a bang.

ContraDiction – The Ten Year Series will celebrate a decade’s worth of queer writing and performances at the Arts House. Come and celebrate with some of Singapore’s most acclaimed LGBT writers who have read, written sung, performed and otherwise grown up with us over the past ten years!

Featured writers include include poet Cyril Wong, aritst Tania De Rozario, novelist Ovidia Yu, playwright Joel Tan and songwriter Iris Judotter.

Hosted by Becca D’Bus.

Stephanie Dogfoot, Vanessa Victoria, Ng Yi-Sheng, Eugene Tan

Human worth and dignity: two stories of the LGBT community in Singapore

Humanist societySunday August 3
SMU Admin Building, Level 4

I believe that everybody should be treated equally and also that we should all really try to get along, not judge people based on certain things you don’t agree with, or you don’t really know about.”

(Interview with gay activist- an excerpt from “Mobilizing Gay Singapore”).

The Humanist Society (Singapore) presents a discussion on human worth and dignity, by looking at two perspectives of the LGBT community in Singapore.

Mr Alex Au, of the Yawning Bread blog fame, will present his personal journey as a high-profile member of the LGBT community, and how he continues in the face of the odds.

The 2nd speaker, Asst Prof Lynette J Chua, will present her new book: “Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State”, which analyzes the development, strategy and tactics of Singapore’s LGBT movement.

Asst Prof Chua will examine the meanings of rights that emerge from the book’s ethnographic study of Singapore’s LGBT activists and discuss how they influence the ways in which these activists continue to mobilize in face of legal and political obstacles.

The talks will be followed by a Q&A moderated by President of the Humanist Society, Mr Paul Tobin. Attendees are welcome to purchase the book: “Mobilizing Gay Singapore” at the event and join Asst Prof Chua for a special book-signing session.

$12 for Humanist Society (HSS) members and $15 for non-HSS members. Please RSVP to make payment and confirm your booking. Only 200 seats available.
Tickets at .


*This is not an IndigNation event, but we thought it would be of interest.