[Repost] Statement of love & support for all members of our LGBT+ community in Singapore

13 August 2020

https://heckinunicorn.com/pages/statement-love-support-lgbt-members-community-in-singapore

We stand in solidarity with everyone in Singapore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-diverse, intersex, non-binary & queer (LGBT+) community.

We extend our love to those who are questioning, exploring, or even struggling with your gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or attractions. We feel your loneliness, and we hear you.

We reach out especially to those among us who have survived attempts to change us through conversion practices. We feel your shame and your pain. We see you for who you are, in your beloved wholeness.

We believe that faith and religion may be comforting resources, but we also acknowledge the evidence that shows the harm and trauma that conversion practices can cause us.

We are here to offer you a safe and affirming space to be yourself.  We feel your strength and your resilience, and we extend our compassion.

Above all, we are here to let you know that you are not alone.

You are not alone. We’re here.

Statement prepared by Heckin’ Unicorn & Oogachaga.

For a full list of community organisations in Singapore which jointly supported this statement, please visit https://heckinunicorn.com/pages/statement-love-support-lgbt-members-community-in-singapore


2019 Report on International Religious Freedom from the US Department of State

12 June 2020

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of State submits the reports in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

For the Singapore report, please visit 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Singapore.