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  1. 1. Embracing yourself Click to edit Master subttle style by: Derrick Tee Chloe Ng Isabelle Lim June Lim
  2. 2. Are you NOT? Not geared towards the acceptance of homosexuality per se Encourage homosexuals to accept themselves before society would Easy for homosexuals to resent against public un-acceptance Fear of being judged is overwhelming Many choose to stay in the closet
  3. 3. Who should care? Dedicated to homosexuals but not targetng them Everyone – General public Seek to educate and inform them through the masses Message can be echoed throughout everyone
  4. 4. Legal situaton in Singapore Male same-sex sexual actvity is illegal Secton 377A ("Outrages on decency") states that: Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission of, or procures or atempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years
  5. 5. Situaton in Singapore Religion: Religious groups stll adopts a deeply conservatve attude towards homosexuality. Educaton: Sex educaton in school focus almost exclusively on heterosexuality—the only menton of same-gender sex reminds students that it is against the law.
  6. 6. Situaton in Singapore MM Lee and SM Goh have previously indicated to the media that Singapore is moving towards opening up But acceptance has to come from the community as well
  7. 7. Public opinion in Singapore Half of Singapore youths considered homosexuality acceptable (Singapore Polytechnic Poll 2007) Survey of 800 individuals aged 15 - 29, conducted by the Singapore Polytechnic 71% of Singaporeans under the age of 30 considered homosexuality unacceptable (Social Attudes Survey 2001)
  8. 8. Public opinion in the United States American opinions have shifed considerably over the last ten years, but opponents stll outnumber supporters Americans may be more evenly split. Support for allowing same sex couples to marry is rising (ABC) Majority support for some type of legal recogniton for same sex couples (late 2009) Less than one-third of Americans oppose any legal recogniton of same sex couples
  9. 9. Legal situaton in the United States LGBT persons in the United States stll face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT citzens Five states and one district have legalized same-sex marriages Sexual acts between persons of the same sex have been legal natonwide in the US since 2003, pursuant to the US Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas Some states ofer civil unions or other types of recogniton which ofer some of the legal benefts and protectons of marriage Twenty states plus one district outlaw discriminaton based on sexual orientaton. Florida is the only state in the US that prohibits a single lesbian or gay person from adoptng
  10. 10. Public opinion in Europe Majorites in every Western European naton said homosexuality should be accepted by society (PEW) Same sex adopton had majority support from only two countries: Netherlands at 69% and Sweden at 51% Majority of Britons - 55% - support gay marriage (The Observer, 2008) According to pollster Gallup Europe: women, younger generatons, and the highly educated are more likely to support same-sex marriage and adopton rights for gay people
  11. 11. Legal situaton in Europe Homosexual acts legal in all European countries Membership in the European Union requires repeal of ant-homosexuality legislaton A bill enttled as the Equal Marriage Code Bill 2010 introduced in Portugal in January 2010 Strong possibility that same-sex marriage will become legal in 4 European countries in 2010; Iceland, Portugal, Slovenia and Luxembourg. Estonia, Faroe Islands and Liechtenstein are expected to pass registered relatonship laws in 2010. Meanwhile Ireland and the two UK Crown territories of Isle of Man and Jersey are considering civil partnership laws in 2010 The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) decriminalised male homosexual acts in 2008, the last part of Europe to do so. The law took efect on 1 January, 2009
  12. 12. Situaton in Asia In Southeast Asia, homosexual acts in Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore remain illegal In Singapore, homosexual acts between females are legal In East Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, korea Mongolia), North korea prohibits homosexual acts In South Asia, Nepal and India have recently legalized homosexual acts In West Asia (middle-east), homosexual acts in Iraq, Israel and Jordan are legal In June 2009, the Hong Kong Government announced that it would recognise cohabitatng same-sex couples in its Domestc Violence Ordinance Hong Kong is among the more acceptng regions in Asia for LGBT people. 2007 Gallup poll found that 56% of Hongkongers believed that the city was a "good place" for homosexuals Taiwan is one of Asia's most progressive countries as far as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights are concerned
  13. 13. Homosexual stereotypes
  14. 14. Common misconceptons 1. Homosexuals can always be easily identfed All gays are efeminate All lesbians are butch People ofen use lesbian and gay stereotypes to identfy a person's sexual orientaton. The homosexual community is very diverse and its members can not be neatly categorized into stereotypes based on myths and appearance.
  15. 15. Common misconceptons 2. All gays will die of AIDS 4. It is just a phase 5. Someone made him gay Being gay is not related to one’s environment
  16. 16. Common misconceptons 5. Homosexuals are only interested in sex and not long-term relatonships 40-60% of gay men and 45-80% of lesbian women are in stable long term relatonships Diference in breakup rates between cohabitatng homosexual and heterosexual couples is almost insignifcant
  17. 17. Common misconceptons 6. Homosexual relatonships are abnormal and dysfunctonal Homosexual relatonships are not inferior to heterosexual ones. Levels of love, satsfacton and commitment are similar.
  18. 18. Common misconceptons 7. Gays tend to be pedophiles and molest children 8. Women become lesbians because they have bad experiences with men
  19. 19. Previous eforts in Singapore Event s Supportve arts venue • • The Substaton Uterly Art •
  20. 20. E MB R AC IN G YO U R S E L F
  21. 21. Objectves of our project • Encourage homosexuals to embrace themselves • Encourage the general public to be more acceptng towards homosexuals • Get the general public to be more in touch with our local arts scene • Might also be a platorm for local artsts to showcase their talent
  22. 22. Events overview Actvites are carried out throughout the entre month of May. The signifcance of choosing the month May is because The Internatonal Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is celebrated every May 17 around the world. Actvites include • Musical • Exhibiton • Film festval • Opening Ceremony on 17 May • Talks in schools
  23. 23. Event Musical/Producton Engaging The Dream Academy Productons to help with the - producton - To come up with a relevant producton - Producton is open to public - Purpose: allowing LGBT to open up to their loved ones by bringing them to this producton
  24. 24. Event Film festvals • Held every weekend • Engaging Singapore Internatonal Film Festval
  25. 25. • Showing LGBT themed flms like: • Bugis Street • Forever Fever • Be with me • Rice Rhapsody • Beautful Boxer
  26. 26. Event Exhibiton - Held at esplanade - A wall for people to write their message to friends who are gay or for LGBT to write any personal messages to their love ones. - Wall to write your name: “I am gay, are you?”
  27. 27. Event - Artcles of any relevant LGBT events/stories/history like: - Day of silence - Internatonal Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - Obama invited the lesbian and gay band associaton to march in inaugural parade - Stories of how LGBT are treated - Iraqi militas gluing anuses of gay men and inducing diarrhea to cause death - Photographs
  28. 28. Event Art pieces by Tan Peng: Singapore’s frst openly gay artst - and also one of the frst Singaporeans to come out to the general public. Click to edit Master subttle style
  29. 29. Event Opening Ceremony of 'Embracing Yourself‘ • Where: Esplanande • When: 17th of May • Who: Sponsorship by the Natonal Arts Council
  30. 30. Event • What to expect -Performances by well-known local artstes
  31. 31. Event - Cultural showcase 1. Exhibiton by openly-gay artst Martn Loh, known for his male erotc and Peranakan paintngs. 2. Artst-photographer Jason Wee, now based in New York will also present some of his award-winning photographs
  32. 32. Event 3. Gay poetry reading session - Arthur Yap - Dominic Chua -Aspiring poets
  33. 33. Event • Giving talks in schools, mainly secondary and tertary insttutons
  34. 34. Possible obstacles Disapproval by general public and religious - groups Objectons by the government - Lack of public support which may lead to a - backfre
  35. 35. References htp://www.yellowcinema.com/hk-movie-be-with-me-2005/ • htp://hotabis.com/main/tag/beautful-boxer • htp://www.wikiwak.com/texis/wcolz?red=1&q=Kim+Chui • htp://www.sodahead.com/united-states/obama-and-chicago/blog-9124/ • htp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_gay_art • htp:// open.salon.com/blog/graham_sale/2009/05/26/if_liza_minnelli_star_jones_can_marry_ • htp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Yap • htp://www.danploy.com/singapore.htm Click to edit Master subttle style • htp://www.hkchcc.org/hongkong-china52.htm • htp://www.gardensilly.com/ • htp ://www.arterimalaysia.com/2009/05/18/jason-wee-ruins-captains-log-entries-on-days-w / • htp://allthebeautyoulleverneed.blogspot.com/