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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
~Lynn Lavner

Friday, January 23, 2009


Thanks to Otto for bringing this site to my attention. Hope that you guys like it as much as I do. Do check out the rest of the heartwarming ads in the series by visiting their site.

"In the wake of California's passage of Proposition 8, a group of gay and lesbian families are taking to the airwaves, with five 30-second Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that are airing on daytime and prime time television throughout the state.

They ran in urban and rural markets on broadcast and cable channels during the Presidential Inauguration and will continue through the spring. Their purpose is to capture the hearts and minds of people who do not understand why marriage is so important to us.

Our message: Marriage promotes families. Support marriage equality Get to know us first."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Update: Chinese New Year Lo-Hei Potluck Gathering, 31 January 2009, Saturday, 6pm

update: i have facebook or sms you guys regarding the address. please acknowledge that you've received. Also those who are still "TBC", pls confirm what food you are bringing by friday night thanks! I just wanna make sure there's enough food for almost 30 people. Thanks!

Hi Guys, it's that time of the year when we catch up, eat, drink and be merry! And of course, put on weight!

This year, we are having a potluck gathering. It's a potluck, so start thinking of what dish you wanna bring :) It doesn't have to be traditional CNY dishes, but no potato chips! :p Alcohol is always welcomed :)

The gathering will be held at a condo's function room, so space is limited. We have to keep attendance to 30 maximum.

Date: 31 January 2009, Saturday
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Venue: Only people who are attending will be informed via email

So do join us for the potluck by dropping us your nick and the dish you'll be bringing. Hope to see you guys soon!

Gong Hey Fatt Choy! All the best in 2009!

(Thanks to Otto for the use of his lovely illustration!)

  • Vitalauto & Universek – Yu Sheng
  • Rookcub & Asimov_22 – Drinks, Ice, Paper plates/cups & Utensils
  • TVfan82 – Assam Pedas & Ayam Sio
  • Hawk – Indian Rojak
  • Balenciaga – Fried Chicken Wings
  • Han & Otto – Pizza
  • Kit_sg – Potato Salad/Macaroni
  • DLCH & Kyutogary82 – Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Piggiewiggie – Fried Rice
  • Scarletdraft – A variety of Kuehs
  • Minimach & BF –Shui Jin Bao
  • Davdaf & Mchewy – (TBC)
  • Ikaika– (TBC)
  • Sgcub – Curry Chicken
  • Koala_Chan – Bee Hoon / Kway Tiao
  • Crewcut & Saltwetfish – Tau Kwa Roast Pork with Salted Fish
  • Getafix21 – Roasted Duck
  • Kahwai + Chunhoe – Cheese & Crackers

Fridae's Milk fundraiser raises S$14,000 for gay community projects

"The fundraising gala premiere of a biopic about America's first openly-gay publicly-elected politician Harvey Milk has raised S$14,000 for Indignation, Pinkdot Singapore and gay filmmaker Loo Zihan's new project.

Fridae's fundraising gala premiere of the critically acclaimed film Milk held on Jan 7 has raised S$14,000 for Indignation, Singapore's annual gay pride season which has been held annually since 2005; Pinkdot Singapore, a campaign advocating "the freedom to love" and gay filmmaker Loo Zihan's new short film project Threshold.

Milk is the second fundraiser organised by Fridae to benefit Indignation. A gala screening of the film Wilde about Irish-born playwright, Oscar Wilde, held last May raised S$10,000 for Indignation and provided a seed fund to establish the Rascals Prize, a biennial award for the best research work related to the subject of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) and Singapore."

For the rest of the article, click here.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

(CLOSED) Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 10 Jan 2009 Saturday, 8.30am

Latest update:
Since Sungei Buloh is near to Woodlands, we plan to have lunch in Johor Bahru. So people who are joining us for lunch in JB, do bring along your passport as well as ringgit :) We will be going into JB by bus, so people who are driving can park their car in Woodlands. Also for people who are not going to Sungei Buloh, you are free to join us for lunch in JB, do drop a comment if you plan to do so I can arrange, thanks!

Posting this on behalf of Xiaoyao:

Following the success of the Southern Ridges hike in Nov, I'd like to continue this outdoorsy trend by going to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 10 Jan 2009 (Sat). This 87 ha site is a nature lovers' and photographers' paradise because of the wide range of fauna and flora species that inhabit the reserve. The free guided tours there (limited to 15 persons max per guide) will help us understand all the birds and the bees better. Hehe.

So, yeah, here are the details:
Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (admission $1)
When: 10 Jan 2009, Saturday
Time: 8.30 am
Meeting Place: Kranji MRT (the Kranji Express runs from there to the Reserve)

Alternatively, if you want to drive, here's the map:

Do sign up by 9 Jan 2009. See you at the Reserve! :D

See you guys at another outdoor event! Thanks Xiaoyao!

Nature Lovers:
  • Xiaoyao
  • 2xist_thong
  • Hawk
  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Stonedwin
  • TVfan82
  • Scarletdraft
  • DLCH & bf
  • Brick
  • Hanzi
  • Sg_pup
  • Netfinity

Saturday, January 3, 2009

(CLOSED) MILK fundraiser for Singapore gay pride festival, 7 January 2009

Great film! Although many commented that they expected more from Gus Van Sant as the director for Milk, the film turned out bold & powerful yet more documentary-like. But I liked it and it certainly awakened that dormant activist part of my being. Kudos to Fridae & PLU to organize this event in aid of fund-raising for Indignation & other gay NPOs! For those who haven't made their donations, please visit Fridae Shop for more details.
- asimov_22

Hey guys, check this out! It's not only a great movie, i's a good way to support our community!

& Crocodile will present MILK, a biopic about gay rights icon Harvey Milk, on Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009, to raise funds for Indignation, Singapore's gay pride season which has been held annually since 2005.

The fundraiser will benefit Indignation – an annual festival consisting of talks, art exhibitions, readings of plays and poetry, together with some social events, to be held in August 2009 – the same month as the country's national day celebrations. Organised jointly by gay advocacy group People Like Us and other community groups and individuals, the festival started in 2005 as a response to the unreasonable ban on parties for gays and lesbians, and heavy censorship of publications serving the community. All Indignation events are open to the public and are traditionally free of charge, in order to be accessible to everyone.

MILK, which opened in the US last month, is a Gus Van Sant-directed drama about Harvey Milk the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California and who was assassinated shortly after being elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors in 1977.

Explaining the relevance of the film to Singapore and Asian viewers, Alex Au of People Like Us said: "As the first openly gay person to stand for election - and win - Harvey Milk represents audacity. He is the success of hope and imagination over caution and fatalism. Many Asian societies today are not that different from Milk's America of the 1970s. The battles he fought and naysayers he faced we recognise instantly today. Right here in Asia."

Dr Stuart Koe, CEO of Fridae agrees that the film will be inspirational to
gay audiences no matter where they are and hopes for them to support the fundraiser.

"The gay community's ongoing struggle for equality faces challenges and
obstacles today as it did for Harvey Milk, and it deserves every bit of support we can give it," he said.

Using archival news footage alongside dramatic recreations, the film tells
the real-life story of Milk – played by Sean Penn, who left New York City with his boyfriend Scott Smith (James Franco) for San Francisco when he decided in his early 40s that a change was due and he wanted to make something more of his life.

The couple opened a camera shop but found themselves shut out for being
openly gay. Milk quickly spoke up against discrimination and asked the gay population to frequent only gay-owned or gay-friendly shops and businesses. Realising that he had the power to motivate and effect change, he decided to run for the city's Board of Supervisors. He won on his third try becoming the country's first openly gay elected official.

The belief that being able to be open about one's sexuality is so paramount
that before he was slain, Milk, who taped several versions of his political will, said in one: "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."

The Producers Guild of America on Dec 8 announced that M
ILK is receiving the 2009 Stanley Kramer Award which honours pictures that take on provocative social issues.

Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Best Actor, 2003, Mystic River) has been
widely slated to be a frontrunner for another Oscar for his role in the film which is also expected to be nominated in the Best Picture and Director categories.

Tickets are priced at US$25 and US$50, (which includes a reception) are
available on www.fridae.com/milk. Donations will be accepted online and at the door.

For a brief review of Indignation 2008, click on the related link below and/or www.plu.sg/indignation.

Fridae & Crocodile presents The MILK Indignation Fund-raising Gala Premiere Movie Distributor: Shaw Organization

Date: 7 Jan 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.45 pm (Reception for VIP and guests from 8 pm)
Venue: Shaw Lido 1 (Shaw Centre, Scotts Road)
Tickets: US$25 (Standard) / US$50 (VIP*)

* VIP Tickets include goodie bags, pre-show reception and premium seats.

All tickets purchased on Fridae Shop will be allocated the best seat available at the time of purchase.

Milk microsite: http://www.fridae.com/milk/

Online ticketing: http://www.fridae.com/milk/milk_tickets.html