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Sign the petition to protest discrimination in football
Articles - LGBT Rights, Politics & World News
Written by sayoni   
Saturday, 25 June 2011 09:52

We would like to call on our readers to support this petition to protest the discrimination against lesbian football players: click here

 

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FIFA: Call Out this Foul Play

Even before the Women's World Cup kicks off this Sunday, June 26, the rules have already been broken. 

For the past two years the Nigerian Football Federation has conducted a witch-hunt to kick women off the national team who were suspected of being gay. And the team's coach just bragged to the New York Times that she has dealt with “the big problem” of lesbianism. 

FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, has a powerful record of fighting discrimination. Now as Nigeria takes the field in the Women's World Cup opening game, FIFA needs to give coach Uche the red card: publicly condemn systematic discrimination and take the necessary steps to end homophobia in the league.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 09:56
 
Pinkdot 2011
Articles - Events
Written by sayoni   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:25

 

In exactly one month, on 18 June 2011, Singaporeans will, for the third year running, gather at Hong Lim Park to form a human pink dot in support of the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 09:51
 
Breaking News: s377A appeal fails at High Court (Singapore)
Articles - LGBT Rights, Politics & World News
Written by sayoni   
Saturday, 19 March 2011 00:18

This is breaking news: no other news media outlet has reported this at the time of publishing. Sayoni is able to report this based on our own sources closely involved in the case. At the time of writing, the judgment has not been published in Singapore Law Review, or been reported on Singapore Law Watch. The citation of the case, for those interested, is Tan Eng Hong v Attorney General, [2011] SGHC 56. However, Sayoni has obtained a scanned copy of the judgment, which we are glad to attach for the perusal of our readers. Once it has been reported on the Singapore Law Watch, we will be glad to provide that link for our readers.

 

The High Court of Singapore has dismissed the appeal against the decision of the Registrar to strike out the constitutional challenge to s377A, lodged by Mr Tan Eng Hong. The challenge to s377A arose out of the arrest of Mr Tan Eng Hong and another man in a public toilet months ago, as we reported then. He was initially charged under s377A.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2011 00:36
 
Woman pleads guilty to sex act on girl (Singapore)
Articles - LGBT Rights, Politics & World News
Written by Indu   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 15:58

This news was first published on Channelnewasia.

Sayoni strongly condemns sex with minors, whether they be gay, straight or lesbian. 


Woman pleads guilty to sex act on girl

By Shaffiq Alkhatib | Posted: 16 March 2011 1434 hrs

 

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of performing a sexual act on an underage girl, in what's believed to be the first case of its kind in Singapore.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 09:29
 
Sign these Petitions!
Articles - LGBT Rights, Politics & World News
Written by Indu   
Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:01

Sayoni would like to urge all our readers to sign these two petitions on an urgent basis:

 

Allout - Save Namigadde Avaaz - Stop Corrective Rape

Brenda Namigadde at a Human Rights Day protest against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill in London, December 10, 2009.

Millicent Gaika, pictured above, was bound, strangled, and repeatedly raped in an attack last year.
Brenda Namigadde at a Human Rights Day protest against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill in London, December 10, 2009. "If I'm sent back I'll be tortured ... it's very dangerous for me.”

Millicent Gaika, pictured above, was bound, strangled, and repeatedly raped in an attack last year.

We just signed a petition to support Brenda Namigadde, a young Ugandan lesbian who is scheduled to be deported from the UK this Friday and sent back to the life-threatening persecution she fled from eight years ago.  
With memories of a home burned to the ground and the threat of the new Ugandan “Kill the Gays” laws looming, the situation for her could not be more desperate.
One thing could save Brenda: we know that with enough international attention the one U.K. politician who has the power to stay her departure, the UK Home Secretary, might be open to reversing the UK government's decision -- but we need to act fast.  Will you join me and sign this urgent petition before Friday to stop Brenda's removal -- it could very well save her life:
www.AllOut.org/Brenda

‘Corrective rape’, the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is a crisis in South Africa. 

 

Millicent Gaika, pictured above, was bound, strangled, and repeatedly raped in an attack last year. But brave South African activists are risking their lives to ensure that Millicent’s case sparks change. Their appeal to the Minister of Justice has exploded to over 140,000 signatures, forcing him to respond on national television. 

 

If enough of us join in to amplify and escalate this campaign, we could help get urgent action to end 'corrective rape'. Let's call on President Zuma and the Minister of Justice to publicly condemn ‘corrective rape’, criminalise hate crimes, and lead a critical shift against rape and homophobia. Sign the petition now and share it with everyone.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:09
 
Gay MP? 'Her private life is her private life': MM Lee (Singapore)
Articles - LGBT Rights, Politics & World News
Written by sayoni   
Monday, 24 January 2011 00:12

The article below was published by the Straits Times. Sayoni is proud of two of its actively contributing members, Irene and Olivia, for coming out publicly in mainstream media.

 

Gay MP? 'Her private life is her private life'

But society is not ready for such openness in Parliament: MM Lee

By Elgin Toh

 

Social mores at one time kept single women out of Parliament. The likes of Ms Penny Low and Ms Indranee Rajah, both sitting MPs and unmarried, prove that frontier has been breached.

 

Might gay people one day follow in their footsteps?

 

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has revealed that he has no problems with having homosexuals in Parliament.

 

The surprising comment came in an interview in which Mr Lee makes his most comprehensive statement on homosexuality to date. It was published in a new book about his beliefs, Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. It is available at bookstores with DVD for $39.90.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:58
 
Join YOH5!
Articles - Announcements
Written by sayoni   
Sunday, 23 January 2011 22:51
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:02
 
Top 5 Reasons You Should Join Sayoni Summer Camp '11
Articles - Sayoni Camp
Written by Sayoni Summer Camp   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 16:54

 

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Sayoni Summer Camp '11 will be happening on Labour Day weekend, 29 Apr - 2 May 2011.

For those who are still considering whether to join us, we have asked previous campers what they have gained from the camp and put together the five reasons you should do so.

1. The Bonds Formed

Participants from both camps have formed lasting friendships that extended far beyond the three days they spent together. The camp's self-development workshops provide unique bonding opportunities so that women can grow together and learn about themselves and the community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:03
 
Sayoni Summer Camp 2011
Articles - Sayoni Camp
Written by Sayoni Summer Camp   
Friday, 14 January 2011 23:59

Sayoni's queer women's summer camp is back for its third year! This year our camp will be held during the long weekend of 30 April (Saturday) to 2nd May (Monday, a public holiday).

Interested in spending a long weekend in the company of interesting women? Do you enjoy guided workshops about topics close to our hearts? Games in a glittering pool with beautiful women? Or waking up to delicious breakfasts in a gorgeous beach resort with your newfound friends?

At our summer camp, you can have all this and more. SSC'11 has an exciting line-up of activities for the fresh campgoer or the returning cool camper.

 

More details can be found at http://www.sayoni.com/ssc11

Early Bird Special until 14 Feb. Reserve your place early to avoid missing out!


 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:08
 
Sayoni Turns 5
Articles - Events
Written by sayoni   
Thursday, 23 December 2010 15:42
Come join us on Saturday, 8th January 2011 as we celebrate Sayoni turning 5.


SayoniParty


It will be a great night of fun, games and entertainment including the following:

* Sayoni Woman Of The Year Award

* Eligible Bachelorettes Date Auction

* Soft Launch of The Coming Out Guide

* Lucky draw with Top prize valued at $500

Register now by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/gEzZeh
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 January 2011 14:57
 
BE(e):Believe | Beloved | Beyond
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Written by sayoni   
Thursday, 25 November 2010 22:53

BE(e): Believe / Beloved / Beyond

Be(e): Believe | Beloved | Beyond


Financial and Legal
Be money smart and financially secure. Build a promising future. Learn about the instruments of
investments and how to accumulate wealth effectively. We will teach you simple ways to manage
loans and get out of debt. Understand about investment behavioural patterns. Know about the
medical and commercial laws that are essential to you.
Proudly brought to you by Sayoni-OCW and conducted by Teh Hooi Ling and Yong Mei Ling.

OC Women, in conjunction with Sayoni, presents a three-part series for queer women/women who love women.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:08
 
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