18 July 2006

Indignation 2006

Singapore's cleverest blogger, Yawning Bread, who is also the nation's undisputed Photojournalist of the Year, just told me what he's been up to lately. He's been busily organising Singapore's gay pride season for 2006. Gasp, how could such shocking things happen in straitlaced Singapore?! I must publicise this. Click on the image below for further info:


Even more shockingly, they are not actually hosting any mass orgies or drug parties or sexual escapades with Singapore police officers. Instead there will be a series of serious-sounding public events like art exhibitions, discussion forums, literary readings and a book launch, mostly on the premises of Theatreworks.

Oh, even heterosexuals are welcome! What kind of wild gay sex party is this?! Where's the immorality?! Where's the shame!? This is just not right. I feel indignant already. They just don't seem unnatural enough to be punished with life imprisonment under section 377 of the Penal Code.
Adds Alex Au: “Nor do many Singaporeans realise that straight people too, e.g. Suchen Lim, one of our contributors, support the message that ignorance and discrimination is wrong.”

“Indignation is a broad tent. Everybody, straight and gay, is welcome to participate,” stressed Kelvin Wong. “And hopefully, people will realise that that party set do not typify the gay community.”

“The ultimate message of Indignation,” says Jean Chong, “is that lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and gays are part of Singapore life and members of our families, and we should be asking ourselves, why do we discriminate against our own?”

Agreeing, Miak Siew, who is curating an art exhibition, titled “Sama-sama”, says, “We want to reflect the dreams and aspirations of the gay community as part of Singapore.”
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Anonymous said...

Mr Wang you're a riot. So funny.. heh heh heh. Thanks for the ad and infor.

le radical galoisien said...

be careful about being a riot har, otherwise got riot police clamping down one...maybe that's why they don't like comedy. They don't want riots, even in the most figurative sense.

Anyway art exhibitions can be very effective...saw a mural at Bates the other time that was intentionally shocking but put its message through.

Anonymous said...

what is your message? are you for or against this?

but an interesting post.

Gilbert Koh aka Mr Wang said...

My message is designed to help readers examine their personal prejudices, if any.

Anonymous said...

no, gay is not for me

Chris said...

I don't believe in "anonymous" sex either, so it's not for me too.

Gilbert Koh aka Mr Wang said...

Good for you, Chris. It is a serious health risk for Singaporean men to frequent prostitutes in Batam, Bintan, Geylang and Desker Road.