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  • GE2020: How each party‚Äôs manifesto impacts the LGBTQ+ community

    LGBTQ+ issues are never the top priority during an election. But it might surprise you to know that in GE2020, some parties‚Äô policies would positively impact the LGBTQ+ community‚ÄĒindirectly, at least. We thought it‚Äôll be worthwhile to spend some time to summarize how each party‚Äôs manifesto affects our community.
  • General Elections 2020: Every political party‚Äôs stance on LGBTQ+¬†issues, and what you can do about it

    So it has begun. On 10th July 2020, Singapore will head to the polls to vote in the General Election. And it’s going to be a pretty weird one. 

    LGBTQ+ people in Singapore are systematically disadvantaged in financial, legal, and psychological ways. So for the people in the community and allies who believe in electing a more inclusive government, here’s a rundown for you to make a more informed decision. 

  • The price of being queer in Singapore // LGBT Rights in Singapore

    LGBT individuals in Singapore face harsh setbacks in their quality and cost of living. Many of these can be traced back to S377A and marriage laws, which legitimise all institutional discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Here are all the ways LGBTQ+ people are paying for being queer in Singapore.
  • This is why we don‚Äôt get LGBTQ+ representation in Singapore // LGBT Rights in Singapore

    Nearly all aspects of life in Singapore are systematically filtered by large, powerful institutions to remove, reduce, and vilify LGBTQ+ voices. Here's all the ways LGBTQ+ representation is systematically, actively, and pervasively removed from Singapore’s society.
  • LGBTQ+ Glossary: 69+ LGBTQ terms explained

    Let’s be honest: sexuality and gender are complex topics.  Even as the world becomes increasingly accepting of LGBTQ+ folks, many of us still get ...
  • What does transphobia mean?

    Transphobia refers to¬†a prejudice, hatred, or hostility towards¬†transgender¬†people. Some prefer the term ‚Äúcissexism‚ÄĚ to ‚Äútransphobia‚ÄĚ, because the...
  • What does transition mean?

    The term ‚Äútransition‚ÄĚ is an umbrella term that refers to processes where a¬†trans¬†individual moves from one gender presentation to another. There a...
  • What does transgender mean?

    A transgender person's gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. This includes people who identif...
  • What is a trans woman?

    A trans woman is short for a transgender woman, and refers to a person whose gender identity and/or gender expression is that of a woman, but was ...
  • What is a trans man?

    A trans man is short for a transgender man, and refers to a person whose gender identity and/or gender expression is that of a man, but was assign...
  • What do they / them / theirs pronouns mean?

    This set of pronouns is traditionally used to refer to groups of people (plural). However, these pronouns are increasingly used as gender neutral ...
  • What does straight mean?

    Straight is a colloquial term used to describe heterosexual people. Check out these related LGBT terms: Heterosexual We've created a massive LG...