Dear friend of SAFE,
Does your loving family include
members of the LGBTQ+ community?
Do you believe all types of
Singapore family should be celebrated?
Do you wish Singaporeans to
better understand the relationships that LGBTQ+ people have with their partners
and family members?
Do you feel left out by the
State’s definition of family?
Do you wish to affirm your
LGBTQ+ family members by sharing stories about your relationships and family
Do you have stories about your
family from the perspective of a person who identifies as LGBTQ+ whether every
day or extraordinary?
Do you wish to share your hopes
and dreams for your non-heteronormative family or family members?
If you've answered YES to one or
a few of the above, we would love to hear from you!
We are SAFE Singapore
(Supporting, AFfirming and Empowering our LGBTQ friends and family). We are
parents, families and friends of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and
Questioning/Queer) persons, who believe in a society that accepts, affirms and
empowers everyone to participate fully in it, regardless of gender identity or
sexual orientation. Follow us https://www.facebook.com/SAFESingapore/
We are inviting you to share
stories of real, lived experiences of different types of families in Singapore,
in particular families that comprise members of the LGBTQ+ community. We hope
to publish these stories in the near future.
We welcome your stories around
these key themes:
- Families of origin:
where we come from, the family members we grew up with; who accepted us, or
not, when we choose to come out to them; and the journeys to appreciation, or
- Families of choice:
the families we form, with people we care about, including partners, friends,
and other bonds formed through community and social kinship
- Rainbow families:
the families we create, through marriage, childbirth, surrogacy, fostering, and
Whether or not you’re out, you
can use pseudonyms and remain anonymous when your story is published.
You don’t have to be LGBTQ+
either, we wish to receive stories from allies, particularly parents,
grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins.
You can choose to write your own
story, have someone write it with you or interview you and write it for
If you believe you have a story
to share, please fill up a short survey via this https://bit.ly/WAFopencall
If you have any questions, or
would like to find out more, please get in touch for a no obligations chat
& we can take it from there, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, we will be grateful if you
could pass on this Open Call to anyone else you think might be able to
Thank you for reading this,