A Parent’s Greatest Gift
Campaign for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2020 (#IDAHOT2020).
The global COVID-19 pandemic and circuit breaker measures put in place in Singapore has had a great effect on our lives. According to research, these measures have had an even more profound impact on the LGBTQ+ community as many are stuck in non-affirming households. In such situations, individuals may face threats of hostility and violence that stem from homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, but are unable to leave their homes to find safety.
For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOT2020 this year, we want to celebrate the amazing LGBTQ+ community and our allies. Particularly, we wish to celebrate what it means to be a nurturing parent towards LGBTQ+ individuals. Parents play a huge role in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals, and have the capacity to help their children navigate their queer identities with the right support and guidance. We hope that this video will give parents of LGBTQ+ children a better idea of how they can support their children in the most effective ways, and be effective allies to the LGBTQ+ community.
Reading List for Parents with LGBTQ+ Children
Navigating LGBTQ+ topics and issues can be daunting for anyone. To accompany our video for #IDAHOT2020, we’ve compiled a reading list covering LGBTQ+ terms, issues and tips. Kickstart your introduction to what you can do as a parent and an ally with these parent-friendly resources!
Give them a read at www.tinyurl.com/parentsread
Swipe Left on Drugs
For the festive season, the Swipe Left on Drugs campaign is a resource of organisations that offer professional support for substance addiction and counselling services. The posters and coasters were distributed at Dorothy’s Bar and Out Bar, and serve as a reminder that there’s no shame in seeking support.
IULN x Rachel Pang Comics Guide to Self-care
Self-care isn’t just face masks and candles. Many of us have made the mistake of saying “yes” to things we aren’t comfortable with — whether it’s a party we’re actually way too tired to attend or that fourth drink we don’t want. Setting your boundaries and saying no is caring for yourself too. You are not alone in your struggles. Lean on your friends – that’s what they’re for. Speak to a professional counsellor to work through your feelings. Join a community support group.
The campaign includes book marks and handy resource leaflets brought to you by @interunilgbt x @rachelpangcomics
Did you know that some of the greatest works we love were created by members of the LGBT community? Could your favourite writer be LGBT? Would that change your opinion of their work? We hope not. Because we believe that everyone deserves to be who they are, without fear that their work will be judged differently.
This Pride Month, we are turning yellow highlighters rainbow with our Pride Ink Capsule AND we’ve created a set of Pride Cards, to highlight that some of the most inspiring works we love are by LGBT individuals.
Pride Cards are created to highlight some of the most inspiring works by LGBT individuals. They come in 6 designs featuring George Michael, Lady Gaga, Howard Ashman, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde. While our original Pride Ink Capsules turn yellow highlighters rainbow Pride Ink Capsule! It looks like a regular highlighter cap, but it can turn any yellow highlighter rainbow! Use them to highlight an inspiring song, story, poetry, quote… created by an LGBT individual you are proud of!
Growing up LGBTQ+ in Singapore
Campaign for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 (#IDAHOT2019)
For International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 #IDAHOT2019, we interviewed members of the local community and they spoke about their experiences of growing up LGBTQ+ in Singapore. Through these stories, we hoped that the larger society could better understand our struggles and be encouraged to attend our Effective Allyship Workshop in which they learned more about what they can do as allies of the LGBTQ+ community.