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IndigNation 2017 dealt with the topics of pleasure and the law under its theme for the year, "Unafraid to Assemble". The main organisers of the month-long LGBT pride event held in August were Ng Yi-Sheng, Becca D'Bus, Stephanie Dogfoot, Zarina Muhammad and Muslim Sahib. As in previous years, graphics for most of the events were produced by Kenneth Chee and Gary Lim of Antfarm Design[1].



Unafraid to Assemble

14.— (1) (a) every citizen of Singapore has the right to freedom of speech and expression;

(b) all citizens of Singapore have the right to assemble peaceably and without arms; and

(c) all citizens of Singapore have the right to form associations.

— Constitution of the Republic of Singapore

The rights of LGBTIQ+ people in Singapore have been under attack for decades. We’ve had to struggle against laws like Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men; homophobic and transphobic policies in media censorship and sex education; as well as unapologetic discrimination from society.

In 2017, one of the biggest issues of the day was our right to public assembly. For the first time, Pink Dot was forced by the police to operate behind a security barrier, excluding all foreigners. The definition of a “local sponsor” was altered, making it impossible for Singaporean branches of global corporations to support the cause.

IndigNation: Singapore’s Pride Season only became possible in 2005 because the law was changed, allowing indoor political talks by Singaporeans and PRs. This year, we are more aware than ever that we cannot take this liberty for granted.

Therefore, for our 13th year, we have chosen “Unafraid to Assemble” as our theme. We will begin things on our first weekend, with an Opening Party, followed by an in-depth discussion of issues of law, pleasure and resistance in Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference.

During our second weekend, we will celebrate the diversity of our queer voices through the literary reading, Sayang/Chellame: A Multilingual Queer Love Poetry Event. This gathering will seek to dispel the myth that LGBTIQ love and rights are only matters that concern our English-speaking population.

The centrepiece of our third weekend is The IndigNation Film Festival, which returns for the third time with offerings from the USA, Taiwan and Thailand, as well as an evening of queer Singaporean shorts, Short Circuit 6.

Our partners will also be holding parallel events: The Bear Project and the Queer Book Club will hold a discussion of the book Faeries, Bears, & Leathermen, while The Inter-University LGBT Network will provide incoming queer university students with an orientation in Qrientation. We finish with an evening dedicated to the transgender community: TransIt 2: An Evening of Trans Art and Culture.

Our fourth and final weekend combines both activism and pleasure. The newly formed Inter Alia Legal Diversity Forum will hold Conversations on Activism, a sharing session by key Singaporean pro-LGBT activists. The Glory Hoes will screen Pride, a film marking the alliance between British queer activists and miners in the 1980s.

Finally, we’ll conclude with ContraDiction XIII: HOMO BOMOH, a night of queer horror writing, as well as our fundraiser, The Giving Table: Dinner Cooked by Drag Queens.

We hope you’ll join us on our month-long exploration of queerness. Come with us as we share and develop ideas, affirming the spirit of community and diversity, all within a queer Singaporean context.

Stand with us, fearlessly. Remain unafraid to assemble.



Event line-up[]

IndigNation Opening Party: First Friday for the 13th![]

The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Friday, 13 August 2017 from 7pm to 9:30pm at DYMK, 41 Neil Road, Singapore 088824.

Event Facebook page:[2].


Celebrate the start of IndigNation 2017 with us, as Singapore’s annual Pride Season returns for its 13th year! We kick off, as so many gay things do, with drinks and nibbles. Meet old friends, make new friends,chat up organizers and participants of what will be a month chock full of activity by us, for us, about us. Assemble! Assemble!

Snacks will be provided, drinks may be purchased from the bar. More information about other IndigNation events at our website, here:

Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference[]


The series of events, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held from 1pm, 5 August 2017 to 6:30pm, 6 August 2017 at DYMK, 41 Neil Road, Singapore 088824.

Event Facebook page:[3].


As LGBITQ+ people, we don’t get to learn much about our community in school. Instead, we have to head to the bars of Tanjong Pagar — and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing this weekend.

Natural Education is a queer conference that gathers a range of speakers and interest groups for dialogue, aiming to expose the community to a diverse range of perspectives and ideas.

Our talks will mainly take place in the gay bars of Neil Road: DYMK, Out Bar and Epiphyte. Most talks are public; a few are private and require registration. Foreigners are welcome. Events are free, but donations are encouraged.

This event is held as part of IndigNation, Singapore's Pride Season. For more info, check out

Saturday, 5 August 2017[]

Get It Together: Creating Ways to Assemble[]


A panel on public assembly by (tentatively) Kokila Annamalai, Vanessa Ho and Quck Zhong Yi (Pink Dot SG).

The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm at DYMK, 41 Neil Road, Singapore 088824.

Event Facebook page:[4].


The Constitution of Singapore guarantees the right to public assembly, yet people have always faced huge obstacles to organising public events. This was evident in the recent case of Pink Dot 2017, when the definition of foreign sponsors was changed, and organisers were forced to set up a barrier around Hong Lim Park.

What opportunities and creative ways are there for people to form public gatherings today, about matters they care about? Why do people do it? What are the pleasures and dangers? A panel will explore these questions, drawing from events such as SlutWalk, Pink Dot and various public theatre performances.

Featuring Vanessa Ho, Han Xuemei (DramaBox) and Quck Zhong Yi (Pink Dot).

This event marks the opening of Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference.

Ten Years After the Campaign to Repeal 377A[]


The event was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm at DYMK, 41 Neil Road, Singapore 088824.


In 2007, the Singapore government decided to reform its Penal Code, but resolved to retain Section 377A, our colonial anti-gay sex law.

In response, a team of activists launched the country's first LGBT social media campaign to try and get the law repealed. This led to heated debate in parliament and an unprecedented airing of opinions about LGBTIQ rights.

Now, ten years after that campaign, George Hwang, Joshua Tan and Tan Joo Hymn — all key activists from that campaign — will gather to discuss the history, strategies and impact of that event.

Event Facebook page:[5].

Gay Marriage, Gay Divorce[]


An intimate talk on the difficult laws and emotions behind formal same-sex unions and breakups.

Featuring Indulekshmi Rajeswari, the creator of "Same But Different: A Singapore LGBT Legal Guide For Couples & Families" and Jaclyn Chan, a Singaporean woman going through a same-sex divorce proceedings. Moderated by Kok Weng Keong, co-organiser of the Inter Alia Legal Diversity Forum.

The event was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm at Out Bar, 43 Neil Road, Singapore 088825.

Event Facebook page:[6].

Let’s Make a Show![]


A workshop on the basics of putting up entertainment events by Becca D'Bus (RIOT).

The event was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm at Epiphyte Sg, 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827.

Event Facebook page:[7].

Facts and Myths about PrEP[]


A talk on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP; anti-HIV medication) by Dr Justin Sim from Atlas Pacific Medical. It was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm at DYMK.


The invention of pre-exposure prophylaxis (anti-HIV meds) is an incredible gift for gay and bisexual men. It could stop thousands of people from getting infected with the chronic disease of HIV. Yet there's still a lot of ignorance and negative association surrounding these drugs.

Luckily, Dr Justin Sim, a men's health doctor from Atlas Pacific Medical, is here to clear up the myths.

Free Admission

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex Work But Were Afraid to Ask[]


A presentation by former sex worker Sherry SherQueshaa from Project X, followed by ice breakers and a Q&A session. Audience involvement was greatly appreciated.

The event was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Out Bar, 43 Neil Road, Singapore 088825.

Event Facebook page:[8].

Queer Animality: Penguins, Bears, Starfishes[]


The event, hosted by Jun Pierre Pow, was held on Saturday, 5 August 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Epiphyte Sg, 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827.

Event Facebook page:[9].


What are the parallels between human behaviour and animal behaviour? Why do we humans always use animals as comparison to construct human laws and pleasures? And in turn, some of us dictate how animals should behave both in reality and in film/fiction. As part of IndigNation 2017, join Chris Tan, Jun Pow, and Kwok Yingchen to discover the fascinating details about the sexual phenomenon of humans acting like animals and animals behaving like humans. The panel will be moderated by Pey Aw.

Jun Pow: 'State Motherhood: Singaporean Women and the NLB Saga'

Chris Tan: 'Gaydar: Using Skilled Vision to Spot Gay "Bears"'

Kwok Yingchen: 'What Can Queer Animality do for the Trans Body?'

Sunday, 6 August 2017[]

Shades of Purple: Bisexual & Pansexual Experiences in Singapore[]


The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Sunday, 6 August 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm at DYMK instead of Out Bar, as earlier announced.

Event Facebook page:[10].

A discussion featuring Indulekshmi Rajeswari, Stephanie Chan Dogfoot, Atiq Lukman and Mark Nicodemus Tan.


Being bisexual or pansexual can be confusing. You're part of an invisible community, caught between the gay world and the straight world. You end up being labelled, not based on who you are, but on the gender of whoever you're dating.

So how do bi and pan Singaporeans navigate their lives? What are their horror stories and their proudest moments? How do their experiences differ when they're male or female or nonbinary, transgender or cisgender, married or polyamorous?

Featuring Indulekshmi Rajeswari, Mark Nicodemus Tan and Atiq Lukman. Moderated by Stephanie Dogfoot.

Discrimination and Harassment in University Campuses[]


The event was held on Sunday, 5 August 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm at DYMK.

A survey presentation by the Inter-University LGBT Network[11].

Stories of LGBTQ+ students being regularly discriminated against by their peers worldwide in educational institutions are aplenty online. It is no secret then that queer individuals face unique and complex challenges navigating society’s expectations on issues concerning one’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

It is with the drive to give a voice to queer individuals who have personally encountered SOGI-based prejudice and discrimination on campus that spurred members of the Research and Advocacy arm of the Inter-University LGBT Network to conduct their research to explore how prejudice and discrimination is experienced by queer students in Singapore’s universities.


3-4:30pm, Epiphyte.

A talk on the LGBT Malay community chaired by Muslim Sahib. This event was private. Participants were required to register at

Who Cares for Queers? / Grow Old with Me[]


A panel on illness, disability and end-of-life matters in the LGBT community.

The event, hosted by IndigNation SG and co-hosted by Faizah S, Joena Shivan and paralympian Theresa Goh was held on Sunday, 6 August 2017 from 3:45pm to 6:30pm at Out Bar.

Event Facebook page:[12]


We’re all growing old. What sort of issues do we face in ageing, being caregivers, and being cared for?

Come join us to discuss concerns about disability, ageing, caregiving and end-of-life matters from a queer perspective, first with a panel of speakers (3.45-4.45), including Faizah S, Joena Shivani & Paralympian Theresa Goh.

This will be followed by a workshop (5 - 6.30pm) facilitated by Edwina Shaddick, where we’ll imagine and discuss possible solutions. Besides highlighting issues, we also hope to document some concrete recommendations for inclusive care arrangements.

Image by Steve Moors:

Free Admission

Hit Me Baby One More Time[]

5-6:30pm, DYMK

A workshop on BDSM impact play. This event was private. Participants were required to register at

What’s Next After 377A?[]


The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Sunday, 6 August 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Epiphyte Sg, 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827.

Event Facebook page:[13].


Section 377A is the biggest challenge we have to LGBTIQ equality in Singapore. But once that gets repealed, how do we move forward?

As a finale to the conference, we're holding a Long Table discussion on long-term activism, convened by Eugene Tan a.k.a. Becca D'Bus of Riot. Come prepared to share your opinion, but also be willing to let others share theirs.

This event is being held as part of Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference (5 and 6 August), an event in IndigNation: Singapore's Pride Season. See for more info.

Image from Boo Junfeng's Pink Dot 2012 video, "Someday":[14].

Sayang/Chellame: A Multilingual Queer Love Poetry Event[]



The event was held on Friday, 11 August 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm at Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149.

Event Facebook page:[15].



Gather with us for an evening of new love poetry written by Singaporeans and Malaysians in Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, Kristang and Thai (with English translations provided). Together, we'll celebrate the passions of the heart and the linguistic, sexual and gender diversity of our lands.

This event will be hosted by Kokila Annamalai and Ng Yi-Sheng, and will feature writers including Irfan Kasban, Faris Joraimi, Max Pasakorn and Catalina Rembuyan.

Free Admission"

Front Cover: Indignation Queer Films Festival Opening[]


The event was held on Friday, 18 August 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 1.

Event Facebook page:[16].


Indignation Queer FIlms is BACK for another year and we are excited to open with a brand new, highly acclaimed film from Hong Kong/US! Get your tickets now!

Directed by Ray Yeung (USA, 2015) [R21] 127 mins


A skillfully written and acted gay love story about two young men of Chinese ancestry, Ray Yeung’s “Front Cover” has a title that evokes the differences in its main characters. Ryan (Jake Choi), a New York fashion stylist, aims his energies toward the front covers of magazines. Ning (James Chen), a movie star from China, also projects himself into the public eye, but uses his image as something else—a cover for his real self.

This is Hong Kong-based director Ray Yeung's second feature film, after Cut Sleeve Boys (2006), exploring the gay Chinese-British community of London.


- Best Narrative Film - Boston Asian American Film Festival 2016 - Best Full Feature- Serile Filmului Gay International Film Festival, Romania 2016




- get them here:

AT THE DOOR: $20 (cash only)

-Limited number of volunteer opportunities available in exchange for tickets. Message us for more details!

Also, please remember to bring photo ID!

For more info, check out:


Inter-University LGBT Network[]



Qrientation is happening on 19 August 2017!

If you identify as #LGBTQ+ and are an incoming freshie, or a current student in either NUS, NTU or SMU, come join us to get to know more people and learn about the LGBTQ+ landscape at the universities and in Singapore?

We respect the right to privacy of all LGBTQ+ freshmen joining us so if you're not out, not to worry - your attendance will be kept confidential :)

Sign up today!

NUS/YNC- Gender Collective + tFreedom + The G Spot:

NTU- NTU Kaleidoscope:

SMU- Out To Care:

The G Spot[]



Are you an incoming freshman, matriculating at NUS in 2017, who identifies as LGBTQ+? Or a current NUS student who just wants to get to know more people or learn about the LGBTQ+ landscape at NUS and in Singapore? Join us – all incoming and existing full-time NUS and Yale-NUS students are welcome!

2017 Qrientation@NUS: Superquman is a full-day independent orientation event for NUS and Yale-NUS students, that aims to create a safe and inclusive space for you to

(a) meet new friends who accept you for who you are,

(b) hear from seniors, faculty and others about their experiences on what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in NUS/Yale-NUS, and Singapore in general,

(c) and learn about the various resources available to you, on and off campus.

Date: 19 Aug 2017

Time: 9am to 6.30pm

Venue: To be disclosed privately to registered participants as a safety measure.

Programme Cost: $8, includes lunch

(Please drop us an email if you need assistance with the programme cost. As we would like for Qrientation to be as inclusive as possible, a waiver may be awarded in the event that an applicant is facing financial difficulties that prevent them from taking part.)

Qrientation@NUS is organised by QTown, an umbrella group comprising the 3 LGBTQ+ affirming groups in NUS - Gender Collective (NUS University Scholars Programme), tFreedom (Tembusu College) and The G Spot (Yale-NUS College). For more information, contact us at

Sign up now at:

NTU Kaleidoscope[]



Know any queer friends from NTU? Let them know this is happening!

Want to meet some new, queer pals? Want to just hang out and chill with some fun and games? Or do you just want to know more about the LGBT+ community in NTU? If so, then Kaleidoscope has the thing for you. We are back yet again with this year's edition of Qrientation, held on Aug 19! (Please note that if you came down for Pink Dot 2017 and talked to us, the date has been moved from Aug 12th so that more people can join us!)

Sign up today at!

Please don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them!

Come join us today! We can't wait to meet you on August 19th.

Out To Care[]



Missed us at Pink Dot SG? Here's what we're up to for the coming semester! We will also be having a private safe study space during term time. To indicate interest for any of the events/initiatives, fill up this form at

P.S. The events are open only to SMU students (Current, incoming and alumni) and staff.

SHe + The Revival: Women and the Word - Indignation Queer Films[]


The event, hosted by IndigNation Queer Films, IndigNation SG and Sayoni, was held on Saturday, 19 August 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 19.

Event Facebook page:[22].


Indignation Queer FIlms is excited to present a double feature, with two incredible documentaries about groundbreaking LBT women from across the world, opening with SHe, a short but beautiful documentary about Taiwan's first lesbian couple to get married, followed by our feature film, The Revival: Women and the Word, a documentary about a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians touring the US, performing and making history as queer women of color.

筑位 (SHe)[]

Directed by Kuo Hsin-ying (Taiwan, 2016) (R21) 35mins

Chiku, a transwoman, and Wei, a lesbian, got “legally” married in Taiwan in December 2012. This documentary shows the subtle moments of their daily marriage life, through which the imagined voyeuristic spectacle is turned into everyday actions. It highlights how gender fluidity that cannot be fixed onto a heterosexual framework.


The Revival: Women and the Word[]

Directed by Sekiya Dorsett (USA, 2016) (R21) 82 mins

In 2011, 50 friends gathered in a small living room in Washington, D.C. for a poetry event called THE REVIVAL. The host, Jade Foster, dreamed of building a safe space where queer women and allies could celebrate being black, women, and carriers of the word. In 2012, the event evolved into a nine-day tour that swept eight cities, touched thousands of lives, and connected five exceptional women.

Women and the Word chronicles the creation of an international salon-styled tour led and supported by women. It tells the story of how Jade Foster recruited a group of five dynamic poets and musicians to become stewards of a movement that builds community among queer women of color, upholds literary arts excellence, and occupies living rooms across the country.





- get them here:

AT THE DOOR: $20 (cash only)

-Limited number of volunteer opportunities available in exchange for tickets. Message us for more details!

Also, please remember to bring photo ID!

Short Circuit 6 - Presented by Boo Jun Feng[]

See also: Short Circuit: Singapore's first LGBT film festival


The event, hosted by IndigNation Queer Films and IndigNation SG, and co-hosted by Boo Jun Feng, was held on Saturday, 19 August 2017 from 8pm to 10pm at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589. Tickets were available at:

For the first time, Short Circuit was held under the banner of IndigNation SG. The screening was followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers, hosted by Boo Jun Feng and Alfian Sa'at. Boo was nudged by Ng Yi-Sheng to revive the event. Proceeds raised from the screening were donated to [Project X]] Singapore.

Event Facebook page:[26].


"After a hiatus of five years, Singapore’s showcase of LGBT short films returns for its sixth instalment, which continues to feature an extraordinary spectrum of LGBT experiences and perspectives. By turns heartwarming, funny, provocative and wistful, the selection is testimony once again to the vitality and range of our filmmakers. (Key art image from Tan Wei Keong's The Great Escape).

Program 60min run time followed by a 30min Q&A.



- get them here:

AT THE DOOR: $20 (cash only)

Also, please remember to bring photo ID!"

The organisers were thankful to sign language interpreter, Junyi, for having to suddenly figure out how to sign things like "blowjob", "camp subversion" and "cat cafe".

The Pursuit of a Happy Human Life[]

by Gladys Ng

(PG) - 10mins

Steph Chan is leaving Singapore for good. Yokes struggles to say goodbye. The two girls spend their last moments together before they begin their separate journeys on the pursuit of a happy human life. A commission of the 27th Singapore International Film Festival


The Great Escape[]

by Tan Wei Keong

(PG13) - 6mins

Two men and their olive tree. This film is inspired by Alfian Sa’at’s poem ‘The Great Escape’.


by Royston Tan

(PG) - 4mins


"how long does it take to forget a person?

A question we always ask ourselves...

Presenting the second film " 033713" in the "memory bank" project after the first film, "Vicky".

Starring Shane Pow.

Production company: Chuan pictures, 2014"

About the "memory bank" trilogy: It started off in January 2014 when Tan wanted to create 3 short films on the concept of "memory bank" with a minimum crew, just a sound man and a DP and no lights. It was a return to the simplicity of filmmaking in his school days.

The video had been posted to Tan's YouTube channel on 23 May 2014[28]:


by Marisa Goh

(NC16) - 8min35s

Tulacy is an observational documentary capturing the life of Tulacy, a seventy eight year old male to female (MtF) transgendered woman. It was in 2014 that Tulacy walked into an old shophouse which was then turned into a shelter for the transgendered homeless.

Producer: Inez Ho

Co-Producer: Marisa Goh

Director: Marisa Goh

Cintematographer: Justin Faith Ng

Editor: Jasmine Lee

Sasha is Fifteen[]

by Ghazi Alqudcy

(Not Rated Yet) - 11 mins

Ghazi Alqudcy is active in the Singapore’s local film scene, participating in numerous events such as the Take 5! Guerilla Filmmaking Challenge, Fly By Night Video Challenge and the MDA-Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta. In 2007, he held his first solo screening of three films – Lakshmi, Serah Diri and Block 46 at The Substation’s Guinness Theater.

Formation Parody[]

by Hirzi Zulkiflie and Maimunah Bagharib

(Not Rated Yet) - 5 mins


A Beautiful Night in Johor Bahru[]

by Ghazi Alqudcy

(Not Rated Yet) - 5 mins


Wu Song Slays The Seductress[]

by Kirsten Tan

(Not Rated Yet) - 11min40s


Fathers - Indignation Queer Films[]


The event was held on Sunday, August 20 from 2:30pm to 4:10pm at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589.

Ticket Information:

Event Facebook page:[29].


Directed by Platphol Mingpornpichit (Thailand, 2016) [Not Rated Yet] 96 min. Thai with English Subtitles.

Fathers tells the story of gay couple Phoon (Uttsada Panichkul) (whom some may remember as MTV JV Utt! ) and Yuke (Nat Sakdatorn), who have adopted an orphan son named Butr. As their son enters primary school, they begin to face multiple social and legal problems in their journey of building a family.

This movie was a groundbreaking work in Thailand, presenting itself as a gay family film, with neither sex scenes nor violence. Remarkably, it passed censors in China, and was embraced by the Chinese gay community as a highly positive representation of a same-sex couple.





- get them here:

AT THE DOOR: $20 (cash only)

-Limited number of volunteer opportunities available in exchange for tickets. Message us for more details!

Also, please remember to bring photo ID!

TransIt 2: An Evening of Trans Art and Culture[]


The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Sunday, 20 August 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm at Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149.

Event Facebook page:[32].


Our evening of literature and arts by transgender Singaporeans returns for a second installment, curated by Atiq Lukman!

Featuring the work of Marla Bendini, Cassandra Thng, Lune Loh, Alexander Soh, Tanie Leong, Katherine C, Andy and Carissa Cheow.

This event is part of IndigNation, Singapore's Pride Season. Check out our full calendar here:

Free Admission; Poetry

Conversations On Activism[]

Presented by Inter Alia Legal Diversity Forum.

A sharing session with equality activists.

The event was held on Thursday, 24 August 2017 at Epiphyte Sg, 47 Neil Road.

The speakers were Siew Kum Hong, Jeffrey Wong and a Singaporean lawyer currently living in Hong Kong.

The Glory Hoes Present Pride[]


A very queer film experience with optional pre-movie dinner, encouraged in-movie drinking and dancing at an all disco Afterparty.

The event was held on Friday, 25 August 2017 at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589. .

ContraDiction XIII: HOMO BOMOH[]



An evening of queer horror writing by Singaporeans writers old and new! Come hear tales and songs of gay hungry ghosts, lesbian werewolves, transgender fox fairies and of course, lots of queer hantu.

This event is curated by Stephanie Dogfoot, Ng Yi-Sheng and Zarina Muhammad, and features readings by Marylyn Tan, Tania De Rozario, Cyril Wong and others.

Free Admission

The event, hosted by IndigNation SG, was held on Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589.

Event Facebook page:[33].

An open call was made before the event[34],[35]:

"For the last 12 years, Singapore’s LGBTQ+ writers and musicians have performed their works at the annual literary reading ContraDiction. It's a key event in Indignation, Singapore's Pride Season.

Since this is our 13th year, we thought we’d add a little twist. We want to feature queer fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and music with themes of horror, the supernatural and the uncanny.

So give us your tales of gay hungry ghosts, your lesbian vampires and your transgender pontianaks! Chill, thrill and titillate us with your intersex Sadakos, bisexual mohinis, asexual space aliens, demisexual axe murderers, genderqueer jiangshi and pansexual zombies!

Email with “Submission for ContraDiction XIII” in your title. Your deadline is 1 June.

Please include your name (as in official documents), phone number, date of birth and NRIC/FIN, for licence application purposes.

Yours with love,

Stephanie Dogfoot, Ng Yi-Sheng and Zarina Muhammad

Curators, organisers and hantuphiles"

The Giving Table: In Aid Of IndigNation[]


Drag queens Ashley Fifty, Becca D'Bus and Mona Kee Kee create a fabulous spread for a fundraising dinner in aid of IndigNation.

The event was held on Monday, 28 August 2017 at 7pm at Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang.

Tickets were sold on Peatix:[36].

The event was given a write-up by Amanda Chai on SG Asia City:[37]


The Giving Table: A Dinner in Support of IndigNation

Prepared by Ashley Fifty, Becca D'Bus and Mona Kee Kee

Trashy! Splashy! Glamorous! HUNGRY! You've seen them on stage at Neon Lights, The Night Festival, RIOT!, Artistry, the National Museum and err, the SAF Military Band, now, Singapore's favourite drag queens of absolutely zero repute indulge their deepest, juiciest, most ravenous desires in the kitchen and whip up a feast of proportions as improbable as their cheek contours, all in aid of IndigNation - Singapore's Pride Season.

100% of the proceeds from the dinner will go towards helping IndigNation, an annual season of events, talks, workshops, and more, by LGBTQIA folks for LGBTQIA folks. 13 years in, IndigNation is still going strong and committed as ever to creating and supporting spaces for our people to gather, to share, exchange, learn, be entertained and to organize. Still 100% volunteer run, IndigNation is supported by donations of individuals and the proceeds cover the costs of creating these events, because community building shouldn't just be for those who can afford to organize.


We invite you to join us and our hot messes of hostesses, Ashley Fifty, Becca D'Bus and Mona Kee Kee for a delightful dinner:

Date: 28 August 2017, Monday

Time: 7.30pm onwards

Place: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang

Expect a table laden with delights that are just like the best drag shows: Over-the-top, punny, XXX-TRA Juicy and just mildly improvisational. There will be food for vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians, meat eaters, and those living the #lowcarblyfe, because LGBTQIA.

The Menu!

Round 1

Queens' Openings

To start, we're inspired by some of the most incredible drag queens of the world!

Deforethtation Thalad

Kimchi and Charred Broccoli (pescatarian)

Imelda Is Dying! Chicken Nut Bread

Chicken Adobo on Tempeh Crostini (omnivorous)

Pepper Labeija

LEGENDARY Red pepper soup. Spice kick and coconut cream. (vegan)


Round 2

The Snatch-a-Rear Taqueria

Forever in honour of street corners, drag closets and lesbianism

It Tastes Like Fish

Salt baked local fish. Line caught by Ashley's Daddy (pescatarian)

Once I was in love, it was a gas

3 bean chili (vegan)

Daisy is a Muscle Mary. She's Shredded

Rendang spiced pulled beef (omnivore)

Adoi Kusama

Roasted whole pumpkin. Chilli garlic ginger butter. Calamansi (vegetarian)

Cultural Appropriation

Charred Cauliflower and onion. Curry dust. (vegan)

Foundation Garments

Warm Corn Tortillas (vegan). Flaky Pratas (vegetarian). Garlic Rice (vegan).

Local Lettuce(vegan)

Accessories (vegan)

Pickled Onions. Shredded Cabbage. Mango Salsa. Chicken Rice Chili. Coconut Cream with Lime

Round 3

I Believe The Children Are Our Future

You know that feeling when you get home from a Saturday night out, just in time to watch Sunday morning children's TV?

Sponge Bob Square Pina Colada

Pineapple at the bottom coconut bread pudding. Coconut and rum custard sauce (vegetarian)

Sexy Mat's J.O. J.O.

Coconut pudding with lychee noodles and pomelo (vegan)

See also[]


  • Amanda Chai, "Dine with drag queens for a saucy but meaningful night out", SG Asia City, 21 August 2017[38].
  • "Unafraid To Assemble In Singapore", CINEMQ, 11 August 2017:[39].
  • Adam Kerr, "Singapore’s LGBT festival IndigNation returns for the 13th year", SG Asia City, 1 August 2017[40].
  • IndigNation SG's Facebook page:[41].
  • IndigNation SG's Wordpress site:[42].
  • A playlist of videos of past IndigNation events on YouTube: [43].
  • IndigNation SG's YouTube channel:[44].
  • PLU's IndigNation website. (now defunct)
  • The older IndigNation Facebook page:[45]. Its name was changed to in July 2016 by Jun Pow so as not to clash with the official IndigNation SG Facebook page.


This article was written by Roy Tan.