Monday, May 03, 2010

Stop Harassing Our Singaporean Trans Sisters

TransGriot Note: I received this e-mailed press release from my sis Leona Lo in Singapore. The clubs there are going buck wild in terms of openly expressing their anti-trans bigotry and my sisters there have had enough.

You can check out the Facebook group End Discrimination Against Transgender Women

Stop Abusing Us!

Latest Clarke Quay Incident Sparks New Anti-Discrimination Campaign by Singapore Transgender Women

Monday, 3 May 2010, Singapore.

A group of transgender women in Singapore have rallied to issue a joint call to Clarke Quay night spot operators to stop discriminating against transgender women. The latest incident involving a transgender patron has sparked outrage among the long-suffering community, drawn close to 500 supporters on Facebook, and sparked the launch of a first-ever anti-discrimination campaign entitled "Sisters in Solidarity" (SIS).

The SIS campaign will be launched on Wednesday, 5 May 10, at 2 pm at Post Museum on Rowell Road. Ms Marla Bendini Junior Ong, a Singapore transgender woman will be present to share her experiences at Clarke Quay witnessed by her dance instructor who will also be present. Trish, a transgender pioneer, will speak up for the first time about her personal experience with workplace discrimination. The campaign will include a series of education activities throughout the year.

Media invitation
We invite you to send a representative, photographer/camera crew to attend the media conference. Please RSVP to Leona at by 6 pm on Tuesday, 4 May 10. We regret we cannot grant pre-event interviews. As the media conference is open to media representatives only, we would also require your representative to show his/her press pass.

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 10
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Post Museum at 107 Rowell Road, Singapore 208031.

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