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“I Will Survive Personal gay lesbian bisexual and transgender stories in Singapore” brings together real life experiences of love grace faith dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances Prefacing these stories are contributions from 5 local commentators who share their personal r. i really wished every singaporean has this book in their hands right now everything about this book is so heartfelt the reality of being in the lgbt community in singapore and how they are being ostracized and discriminated when they are just the same as everyone the most humane gift we can give to another is the space to be oneself everyone has the right to be themselves though i’m not part of the lgbt community this book has definitely raised my awareness and understanding meanwhile i’m also glad that this book gives an outlet for singapore’s lgbt community to relate to

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Eflections on the gay lesbian bisexual and transgender communities in Singapore They are Mrs Juliana Toh Executive Director of Counselling and Care Centre; Reverend Yap Kim Hao former Methodist Bishop of Singapore; transgender activist Ms Leona Lo; and former Nominated Members of Parliament Ms Braema Mathi and Mr Siew Kum Hong T. Picked up this book because it was the recommended book of the week and it has proven a very interesting read I was expecting just stories about the LGBT community and their struggles and there was plenty of that but there were also stories that focussed on other topics and other minority groups like those who have been sexually assaulted those who have sex addictions and those who are HIV positive The stories about transgenderism intrigued me the most because it is a topic that I have always been curious about but never really understood fully and now I feel like I know much about the pains that one has to go through to just become who you are naturally supposed to feel like It's crazy how anyone could think that it is really a choice on these people's part or a call out for attention who would want to waste so much money and time and go through so much suffering just to get attention You could get that in so many other easier ways Ugh Anyway I do really like the book and I wish people would read it

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He book also contains a glossary of the common terms used to describe the diversity within the gay lesbian bisexual and transgender communities and a listing of relevant community and professional resources in Singapore The editor’s proceeds from sales of the ebook will be donated to Oogachaga a counselling and support service. Some very moving and inspirational stories Opens your eyes to the difficulties and struggles faced by members of the LGBT community and how their bravery resilience and being true to themselves helped to overcome them


10 thoughts on “I Will Survive

  1. says:

    i really wished every singaporean has this book in their hands right now everything about this book is so heartfelt the reality of being in the lgbt community in singapore and how they are being ostracized and discriminated when they are just the same as everyone the most humane gift we can give to another is the space to be oneself everyone has the right to be themselves though i’m not part of the lgbt community this book has definitely raised my awareness and understanding meanwhile i’m also glad that this book gives an outlet for singapore’s lgbt community to relate to


  2. says:

    I love reading lived experience of ueer people Especially Singaporean people Not only because the tapestry of their stories is so intimate so cozy so recognizable to me which makes me feel at home in this country but also because of how their stories remind me to lead with kindness to understand the paths people have walked to meet me where I meet them and to always keep an open mind to other people and their different experiences of the world Particularly the stories of trans people in the book solidified my belief in trans rights and my distaste for the othering of trans people so prevalent in the discourse


  3. says:

    I'm glad that this collection of stories exist Given how a ueer young Singaporean would grow up with little to no literature media representation community or really any other way to explore their gender and sexual identity this book is necessary It feels like a warm hug It sits now proudly on my shelfIn a country so hostile towards people who are LGBTIA I appreciate the work that Leow and many other activists do to bring together the community provide services lobby for change and fight for rights Leow is a very active member of civil society and the ED of Oogachaga a NGO that provides counselling and other services for ueer folk However I find that this book could have so much potential if there was a heavier hand in editing and curating the stories I'm currently reading the The Naysayer's Book Club and I am completely blown away by the first chapter I'll leave the details for another review but I Will Survive could have taken a leaf out of well the book


  4. says:

    Some initial thoughts after reading this collection of stories most if not all anonymousThe writers contribute anonymously not just because they are wary of being judged but because they do not want to out their parents as having LGBT childrenSiblings are way chill about one coming out of the closet Most of the reactions amount to Oh that's cool Perhaps cuz they don't have the added baggage of realising that their genes won't be continuing to another generation through one of their own progeny It is uite disheartening to see the sheer amount of rejection the writers have experienced from all the people one would expect to love unconditionally Their parents their best friends their teachers the counselors supposed to maintain confidentiality but end up spreading their orientation throughout the school the church It is cruelty plain and simple to reject those expecting love and understanding from youSome uotesSuch is the strength of relationships it can both give life and take life The most humane gift we can give to another the space to be oneselfAs students we spend time in school than at home If we don't wish to come out to our parents the next group of adults we are in constant contact with are our teachersBe compassionate to yourself even as you're being patient with othersConnecting religion with sexuality is really about being comfortable with who you are rather than living with those painful feelings of guilt and then trying to embrace religion into your lifeThese unpleasant things that happen to you may stay with you for life but they can only make you stronger than others giving you wisdom that they lackWhen it comes to ending transgender discrimination I believe in education instead of depending on legislation alone The first thing I want people to know is that we do not choose to become transgender We don't wake up one day and decide that it's cool to be a trans man We all know we don't have a choice Sometimes we are just made that way That's the thing I hope people will understand because with understanding comes acceptanceFriendship is an important thing I can't end our friendship as I can't see you suffer alone We may be different in the way we think but as fellow human beings we're just like each other I still see you as the same person and you're still my friendThe reason that kept me from telling them about the author's bipolar disorder was simple They never really asked


  5. says:

    Picked up this book because it was the recommended book of the week and it has proven a very interesting read I was expecting just stories about the LGBT community and their struggles and there was plenty of that but there were also stories that focussed on other topics and other minority groups like those who have been sexually assaulted those who have sex addictions and those who are HIV positive The stories about transgenderism intrigued me the most because it is a topic that I have always been curious about but never really understood fully and now I feel like I know much about the pains that one has to go through to just become who you are naturally supposed to feel like It's crazy how anyone could think that it is really a choice on these people's part or a call out for attention who would want to waste so much money and time and go through so much suffering just to get attention? You could get that in so many other easier ways Ugh Anyway I do really like the book and I wish people would read it


  6. says:

    With the rise of the far right openly rejecting the existence of the LGBT I think this is a kind of book that many people should read Right from the heart of the persons they told us their stories struggle and the darkest side dwelling with their fear of people rejecting their true selves Put aside the LGBT they are just human just like any of us They eat drink breathe just like every day people It's not like they hit on everybody they met on the street Or 24 hours thinking about having sexual activity They still pray They have families They exist and they are all around us Regardless what every religion says about them everybody deserves to live and coexist


  7. says:

    This is a collection of 20 short stories At some point things got repetitive because many themes kept reoccurring bullying suicidal thoughts the struggle with religion the difficulty in coming out etc but I'm not complaining These are lived experiences and the fact that these themes reoccur speaks volumes The story that struck me most was a detailed recount of transitioningRegardless since this was published nearly 10 years ago I hopebelieve many things have improved since then


  8. says:

    Some very moving and inspirational stories Opens your eyes to the difficulties and struggles faced by members of the LGBT community and how their bravery resilience and being true to themselves helped to overcome them


  9. says:

    Enduring emotional and encouraging Different stories from different walks of life makes this book an interesting and intriguing read A good and broad perspective of the LGBT community in Singapore


  10. says:

    Not what I was expecting but I think I am not the intended audience I realise the writers are not professional writers but their work could have done with a bit direction from editors


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