Event – Coming Home: Discussions from Abroad

6 of February 2010 @ PELANGI PRIDE CENTRE

“Coming Home: Discussions from Abroad”

Details at a Glance
Date: 6 February 2010 (Sat)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre

Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 soft drinks and finger food)

RSVP: This event is by invitation only.

As there are LIMITED seats, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation – please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.

Coming Home: Discussions from Abroad

To discuss the experiences of people 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?

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?

Who should attend this event?

Those who have always wondered what is it like on the other side of the fence and adjustments, differences and experiences of those who have lived aboard. Those that are in transition, those that have gone abroad and back and those that are still searching for the meaning of home.

Panel Members

Leow Yangfa graduated after 3 years of study at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom. Since returning to Singapore in 1999, he has been working & volunteering in the social services sector. He is also a proud uncle to 5 princesses who were born in 3 different countries.

Aaron Ho is a PhD candidate and studied under Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. He taught at Queens College, City University of New York and is published in _Genders_ and _General Themes in Literature_ (forthcoming). He is interested in Darwinism, film studies, Victorian literature, Singapore gay history, queer theories and men.

Nicholas Deroose is currently a Journalism Junior at Temple Univeristy Philadelphia and is about to head off for a semester in Shanghai where he will no doubt have a fabulous time.

Leona Lo
Amazing transgender activist