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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 circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com

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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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