SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century
  • by Ng Yi-Sheng, published by Oogachaga, available from all major bookstores in Singapore and Fridae.com
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Party politics

    Last Saturday night the participants of SQ21 got together at Clarence's house, where he treated us to delectable vegetable curry and gourmet mooncakes.

    And while we were carousing and exchanging dirty jokes, a question came up: What next? What can we do now for the community that can make an impact?

    Khoo Hoon Eng is starting SAFE, a group for family and friends of GLBT people. And most of the rest of us operate in different fragments of the community - HIV outreach, religious counselling, women's issues, the arts world. What do we do next?

    Comment if you can! In the meantime, some schmoozy photos of our supper.

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    • At 5:23 PM, Blogger Eirin AI said…

      hi yi-sheng
      i think, making an impact is not important. y? cos i feel, making an impact should not be the main agenda.

      u see, the work that u guys are doing are admirable. although u guys are doing small things, helping small groups of ppl, the efforts that was put in are enormous. in life whatever we do, what matters is what is the difference am i going to make for another person? what is the value i am going to create? everything starts from ourselves, the individual. suddenly making a social impact in a large way may not work well.

      here is a quote to u: "a great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society, and further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind." Daisaku Ikeda, buddhist thinker, poet, peace activist.

      all the best :)



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