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Free e-books by Leow Yangfa


Leow Yangfa, who we interviewed last year on Out and Successful is giving away 30 free copies of his e book  I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore.

See below for information on how to get a copy:

IDAHO stands for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, and is marked every year on 17 May, to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1990.

To commemorate IDAHO this year, we will be giving away free copies of the ebook I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore (published by Monsoon Books) to the first 30 people who email us before 17 May.

Despite being a developed country and one of the more LGBT-friendly cities in Asia, consensual sex between adult men is still illegal in Singapore (under Section 377A of the Penal Code), and homophobia and transphobia continue to be a reality for many Singaporeans. The fascinating accounts in this collection offer readers an insight into LGBT issues in Singapore and Asia in general, many of which differ from those faced in other parts of the world.

Contact us by sending an email and tell us:

  • Your name & email address.
  • In 30 words why you want a free copy of the ebook.
  • The preferred format of the ebook: “mobi” for Kindle or “epub” for PC/ laptop/ tablet/ smart phone or other devices.

This is open to anyone anywhere in the world, on a first-come-first-serve basis!

Leow Yangfa

Editor, I Will Survive

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I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories in Singaporebrings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances. Leow Yangfa is the editor of the book and website. He has been actively involved in social services, including a previous job in a large statutory organisation and volunteer work with an HIV / AIDS group in Singapore, and a charity for the homeless in London. Yangfa currently works for a non-profit organisation in Singapore.

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About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where many circles overlap. They’re a queer, multi-racial/lingual artist, activist & academic passionate about using common or discarded objects, stories, zines, and performance in public spaces to make accessible art. Their research examines how we practice “hope” and meaning through space, architecture and the environment. They’re currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where they were involved in queer Asian activism and making art, they received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what they learned under their publishing house Queer Scribe Productions. From 2014-2015 she lived in Ecuador and traveled by bicycle from Ecuador to Colombia cataloging traditional textiles, music and food. After returning, they built and lived in a mobile tiny house for a year (until selling it in May 2016).

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  1. Reblogged this on The Plaid Bag Connection.

    Posted by Calvin | May 9, 2012, 9:37 AM

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