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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
YOH Head Butt! - What's UP Edition
"I like my beers cold and my homosexuals flaming." ~ Homer Simpson
YOH HEAD BUTT! What's UP Edition!
26th Jan 2010
Might be surprised to see another issue of HEADBUTT that soon and that fast within the space of a week, but hey, there are things out there happening and we at YOH want to inform you (in the sudden case that it becomes forgotten news and the happenings ain't that hot anymore)!
Quite a bit of emails came in and also curious Facebook status updates on our last HEADBUTT GLEE edition, thus we're gonna showcase more of such LGBT Friendly entertainment news bites in the upcoming YOH Blog entries, Twitter updates and HEADBUTTs!
The final report of 2009 Men who have sex with Men (MSM) Sex Survey conducted by Fridae.com indicated that 13.4% of the respondents in Singapore consumed recreational drugs (e.g.Viagra, ecstasy, poppers, methamphetamines) for sex. Yet, the communities have very little understanding on drug use, its effect and the danger of developing drug addiction. The survey also reported that MSMs on drugs are more likely to engage in unsafe sex (51% on drugs versus 29.6% no drugs).
At the same time, oversea studies show that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals who are struggling to cope with their sexual identities, are at a higher risk of developing addictive behaviours such as drug, alcohol and sex addiction.
Oogachaga presents this first ever community talk about drug, alcohol and sex addiction. OC aims to provide a basic understanding of the various addictions in this public forum. More details can be found here.
Details - Date - 30 January 2010
Time - 4 to 7pm
Venue - Jade 1 Room, ParkRoyal at Kitchener RoadDirection - Parkroyal at Kitchener Road is located near Farrer Park NE8 MRT Station. Please use Exit G or H.
Admission - Free
Pelangi Pride Centre (PPC) presents a discussion of experiences. who have gone abroad and come back to Singapore. Unscripted and unrehearsed, come listen and share in the experiences of gay Singaporeans who have seen the other side of the fence and have decided to come home. What are their feelings about coming home? More details can be found here.
Where is home? Is it tied to a physical location?
What is home? How do you define it?
Why do you call Singapore home?
Can you be an openly gay person in Singapore?
Date - 6th Feb, Saturday Time - 4pm to 6pm Venue - 41A Neil Road Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 drinks and finger food) RSVP - This event is by invitation only. As there are limited seats, prior registration is required. For an invite -please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.
Singapore Short Film Awards
Co-organised by Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Filmmaking
Supported by apbc Offices and Infinite Frameworks
25th – 31st January 2010
An entire week of short film screenings every night showcasing Singaporean short films produced in 2009!
At The Substation Theatre from January 25-31.
Admission is by donation (Any amount).
No advanced booking of tickets is necessary.
The Awards will be held on 31 January by invitation.
For the full screening schedule and details, click here.
2010 Asia Internet MSM Sex Survey
No Names, No Faces,
Only the Sordid Details.
If you are a man who has sex with other men, or a transgendered person, we invite you to participate in our community-driven survey. Participation is open to all those living in Asia.
It is completely anonymous - no names are recorded - and takes less than 10 minutes to finish.
The results will give us critical information in understanding why HIV and other sexually transmitted infection rates are rising so quickly in our community, and help us design better programs for you.