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HIV and STI Information

Everyone likes to enjoy healthy and positive sex by being more informed about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Many STIs can be cured and treated with earlier detection and appropriate treatment. Here is a list of information on sexual health clinics and other organisations working hard to raise awareness and prevent the spread of HIV/STIs. ACTION FOR AIDS (AFA) A volunteer based organisation with various programmes to provide support and assistance to persons living with HIV and AIDS. AFA aims to increase awareness, education and understanding of AIDS and HIV infection; to combat discrimination and stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones; and to encourage AIDS-related research activities in Singapore. AFA also run the anonymous HIV test clinic, providing affordable HIV and syphilis test. Open Tue and Wed 6.30 - 8pm, Sat 1.30 - 3.30pm. $30.00 for each test. 9 Kelantan Lane #03-01 Singapore 208 628 • 6254 0212 info@afa.org.sg • www.afa.org.sg DSC (DEPARTMENT OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS CONTROL) CLINIC A specialist outpatient clinic for the diagnosis, treatment and control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Singapore. DSC Clinic runs a men’s health clinic on Wed 8 - 11am and a women’s clinic on Wed (8 - 11am/1 -4pm) and Fri 1 - 4pm. 31 Kelantan Lane Singapore 200031 • 6293 9648 http://www.dsc-sexualhealth.com.sg/Dr Tan & Partners at Robertson Dr Tan & Partners at Robertson provides anonymous HIV testing and other STIs tests. The clinic also maintains a very informative forum for people who have concerns related to HIV, STIs and sexual health.11 Unity Street #02-07, Robertson Walk S(237995) Tel: 6238 7810 http://www.drtanandpartners.com • http://www.askdrtan.comPenang Family Health Development Association (Penang FHDA)A leading non governmental organisation in the field of sexual and reproductive health which provides free and anonymous HIV screening. http://www.fhdapenang.org/aboutus.aspPT FoundationA Kuala Lumpur based Malaysian organisation providing anonymous HIV test and resources on HIV/AIDS and STIshttp://www.ptfmalaysia.orgMalaysians living in Singapore might also want to know the testing services in Malaysia (PDF 6MB) and the positive living program (PDF 1.6mb) run by PT Foundation.BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

HIV and STI Information
General

Social support is a critical component in the overall well- being of any human being. There are many services which provide support for LGBTQ communities, especially those who want to find individuals with common backgrounds, values or interest. PELANGI PRIDE CENTRE (PPC) A physical space where LGBTQs can come together for social support. Regular events are usually on the 2nd Sat of the month. The library operates every Sat from 4-8pm. 9134 3466  • pelangipridecentre@yahoo.com http://www.pelangipridecentre.org/PINKDOT An annual event for those who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love. http://pinkdot.sg/INDIGNATION Singapore’s own annual LGBT Pride season which takes place in August. pluadmin@gmail.com • http://indignationsg.wordpress.com/SINGAPORE QUEER STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (SINQSA) A communication platform between LGBTQ and straight people, for the purpose of creating a harmonious and compassionate Singapore society admin@sinqsa.org • http://sinqsa.wordpress.com/BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Online forums and portals

The stigma attached by being part of the LGBTQ communities, can affect one;s ability to develop a social support system, In the internet age, online support networks provide people wit the ability to meet others like themselves and help in their discovery of own identities. BLOWINGWIND A discussion forum for mature gay and bisexual men in Singapore. Open to people above the age of 18. http://www.blowingwind.org/FRIDAE Asia’s largest LGBTQ portal that provides international news and information on LGBTQ issues as well as information on lifestyle in English and Chinese. http://www.fridae.asia/TREVVY A popular website that caters largely to young gay and bisexual men in Singapore. It also runs the Sgboy MIRC chatroom. http://www.trevvy.com/BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

Online forums and portals
Social Groups - Men

Having a strong social network improves one’s mental and emotional health. The groups listed below cater specifically to gay men, who are looking for like-minded friends and to partake in healthy activities in a safe environment.ADLUS A social group that promotes sports, adventure, outdoor activities, nature conservation activities and events for the LGBTQ communities. https://www.facebook.com/groups/395321253871995/?fref=ts(IND) EPENDENT - Indian men's social group(Ind)ependent was created after feedback that Indian men had no opportunities to meet to discuss their unique experiences as a minority within the gay community. It aims to provide participants with a safe space to air their concerns, share their experiences (of discrimination etc.), to gain support and to hang out and have fun. It also aims to address the self-hate and racial melancholia that many Indian men experience, and to show them that they’re not alone.viknesh@thepurplealliance.com • http://thepurplealliance.com/?page_id=1995THE BEAR PROJECTA gay community for bears, cubs, Gmen, stocky, big-sized and guys-who-love-them. thebearproject@gmail.com • https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebearproject/?fref=tsBACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Social Groups - Women

There are a variety of options in Singapore for lesbians and bisexual women who are looking for a safe space to meet and talk with other women of similar experiences.BEAT AROUND THE BUSHThe community for gay women in Singapore is large but quiet...'Beat Around The Bush' aims to bring all alternative style to one place and share something other than the weekly schedule.http://www.beataroundthebush.org/EN PRISEREn Priser aims to create experiences and opportunities that are important to women through empowering events and connections. By hosting meet-ups through social events like coffee-making, yoga and other fun activities, we provide a space for women to get to know other women and build links.  We embody boldness, empowering women to take charge of our lives.https://www.facebook.com/enpriser HERSTORY An online space for lesbian, bisexual and transgender to exchange ideas, share experiences, make friends, while discussing and reading interesting content. They also organise monthly parties for like minded womyn, every second Thursday or Saturday of the month at Zouk, The Butter Factory or Bar None.http://www.herstory.ws/ REDQUEEN! A general and social mailing list for lesbian and bisexual women in Singapore. RedQueen! is intended to be a fun, friendly and supportive list and includes everything from humour to serious discussion. redqueen_@hotmail.com • http://redqueensg.blogspot.com/SAYONI A popular online forum for lesbian, bisexual and transsexual women based in Singapore and also carries LGBTQ news. Sayoni has published a coming out guide in 2011. admin@sayoni.com • http://www.sayoni.com/THE TWO QUEENS PARTYA community hub specially for women and provide a quality lifestyle for its members. Weekly parties on every Thursday at PLAY and the last Sunday of every month at StereoLab. 6224 3188 • party@twoqueens.me • http://www.twoqueens.me/WOMEN’S NITE A safe, neutral and alcohol-free space for lesbian and bisexual women in Singapore to gather and discuss the issues relevant to their lives. These gatherings are scheduled on the last Saturday of every month. women.snite@gmail.com • http://women-snite.livejournal.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/women_snite/BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Social Groups - Transgender

These groups cater to all who fall under the transgender spectrum, transsexuals, cross dressers, questioning etc.FTM AsiaFTM Asia is a group for transgender population in Singapore and Asia.http://www.ftmasia.orgSgButterflyA popular online portal dedicated to providing goodwill information and raising awareness on the transgendered community in Singapore. http://www.sgbutterfly.org/ SGGURLS A networking platform for crossdressers, transverstites, transsexuals and admirers. http://groups.yahoo.com/adultconf?dest=/group/sggurls/TAGenderA new website that provides very comprehensive information about issues concerning Transgender population in Singapore.http://tagender.sg/index.htmlTru MeAn online news and information website for transgender community in Singapore. Tru Me organises an annual beauty pageant for transgender females. Tru Me on Facebook and Tru Me websiteBACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Social Groups - Youth

Being a teenager is a unique experience and LGBTQ youth tend to have distinctive wants and desires from LGBTQ adults. The youth groups below cater to the specific needs of young LGBTQ individuals and are run by youth.SGRAINBOWA social group, catering to the gay youth community in Singapore. It also runs youth specific events. sgrainbow@gmail.com • http://sgrainbow.blogspot.com/THE PURPLE ALLIANCEThe Purple Alliance is made up of a group of young Singaporeans committed towards nurturing LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer) individuals.http://thepurplealliance.com/YOUNG OUT HEREA successful annual youth support group, run by LGBT youth leader for LGBTQ youths. young.out.here@gmail.com • http://young-out-here.blogspot.com/BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Religious Groups

There are religious groups that provide supportive services to LGBTQ who are looking to understand their sexuality within a religious framework. Some of the supportive religious groups in Singapore are listed here.AS-SALAM A group dedicated to the LGBTQ Muslims living in Singapore who wish to reconcile their sexuality with their faith through a safe and peaceful platform. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/as-salam/?v=1&t=directory&ch= web&pub=groups&sec=dir&slk=7FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH An inclusive church where LGBTQ persons and relationships are affirmed and celebrated though their Sunday Services, small groups, counselling support and other programmes. 56 Lorong 23 Geylang #03-00 Century Technology Building Singapore 388381 • 3105 0055 • info@freecomchurch.org http://www.freecomchurch.org/FCC LUSH A lesbian Christian support group through discussions and sharings. Participants will come together in a safe space to exchange ideas, explore other points of view, and encourage each other along their shared journey.http://fcc-lush.blogspot.sg/HEARTLAND A Buddhist fellowship for people who are gay and Buddhist.http://heartlandsg.org/Good Samaritans Kuala LumpurGSKL is a gay affirmative church in Kuala Lumpurhttp://gsmalaysia.com/BACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Other LGBT friendly resources

Help does not always have to come from other LGBTQ people. Social service organisations with LGBTQ friendly individuals who have educated themselves in LGBTQ issues can be good resources too. These are some voluntary welfare organisations that you may find useful to your specific needs. Do ask for a LGBTQ friendly practitioner to attend to you when necessary.ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS SINGAPORE (RAINBOW MEETING)The Rainbow Meeting is held every Sunday at 9:00 am at a private office space, at 98B Duxton Road 3rd level, located near the Tanjong Pagar MRT station and Outram Station. This closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous has an LGBT focus, but is open to all AA members, gay or straight. http://singaporeaa.org/Rainbow_meeting.html ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ACTION AND RESEARCH (AWARE)Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group for women and men. 5 Dover Crescent #01-22 Singapore 130005 • 6779 7137 Helpline 1800 774 5935 (Mon to Fri 3pm to 9.30pm) aware@aware.org.sg • www.aware.org.sgCHAT | YOUTH MENTAL WELLNESS Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) is a youth-centric mental health advocacy programme in Singapore. The team runs an online website as well as CHAT Hub, youth drop in centre in *SCAPE in Orchard Road. CHAT Hub operates Tuesdays to Sundays from 12.00pm to 9.00pm, excluding Mondays and Public Holidays.CHAT Hub *SCAPE 2 Orchard Link #05-05 Singapore 237978 • 6493 6500 / 6501 • chat@youthinmind.sgwww.youthinmind.sgCOUNSELLING AND CARE CENTREA non-governmental and non-profit agency which offers counselling services and conducts training for professionals in the mental health and social services. 536 Upper Cross Street #05-241 Hong Lim Complex Singapore 050536 • 6536 6366 • info@counsel.org.sgwww.counsel.org.sgPROJECT StART by CARE CORNERCare Corner Project StART provides specialist family violence intervention work in Singapore. Its vision is to foster a community of individuals and families who are free from violence, respecting and caring for each other.Blk 88 Tanglin Halt Road #05-01 Singapore 141088 •  6476 1481 • projectstart@carecorner.org.sg • http://www.carecorner.org.sg/start.htmlSAMARITANS OF SINGAPORE (SOS)A non-profit and non-religious organisation which aims to provide 24-hour confidential emotional support to people in crisis, or are thinking of suicide or affected by suicide. 10 Cantonment Close #01-01 Singapore 0800101800-221 4444 (24 hours daily) • Email Befriending Service - pat@samaritans.org.sg • http://www.samaritans.org.sgSEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS SUPPORTSASS is a confidential self-help support group for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault. This group meets monthly and is solely open to survivors and advocates. Please email for details of meeting and venue.inquirysass@gmail.comSEX AND LOVE ADDICTIONS ANONYMOUSS.L.A.A. Singapore welcomes anyone that wishes to receive help from a pattern of sex and love addiction. Special care and protection of the anonymity of members is a fundamental principle of S.L.A.A. http://www.sg-slaa.com/ SINGAPORE ANTI-NARCOTICS ASSOCIATION (SANA)A voluntary welfare organisation established to assist in the rehabilitation of drug users and provide assistance and support to those struggling with drug use issues. 2 Sengkang Square #05-01 Singapore 545025 • 6732 1122 sana@sana.org.sg • http://www.sana.org.sgTSOI CLINIC A psychiatrist and general practitioner experienced in working with transgendered individuals. Tanglin Shopping Centre #06-02 19 Tanglin Road Singapore 247909 • 6734 5191WECARE COMMUNITY SERVICES (WECARE)A voluntary welfare organisation that provides care and support for persons with all types of addictions and their families. 11 Kampong Bugis #02-08 Singapore 338988 • 6471 5346 admin@wecare.org.sg • www.wecare.org.sgBACK TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

Other LGBT friendly resources
Oogachaga Publications and Video Resources

Oogachaga has a series of resources that you might find useful. We are also preparing some other resources. Do visit this page regularly for more updates.Information about Oogachaga 1. Oogachaga Service Brochure - Find out about our services for the LGBTQ community in Singapore.2. What's Out Here - A comprehensive guide which lists all LGBTQ resources in Singapore.Resources on LGBTQ issues1. Living a Full Life Guide - A guide for mature gay and bisexual men aged 40 and above.2. Gay Men Dating Survival Guide - A easy to read guide for gay and bisexual men who are looking same sex romantic relationships.3. The ABCs of Gay Sex - A honest guide for gay and bisexual men who want to explore sexually but safely.4. Self Harm and Suicidal Tendencies in LGBT - A brochure on self harm and suicide related specific to LGBT.5. What is LGBTQ? - A simple brochure on definitions of LGBTQ6. Rainbow Resources for Professionals working with LGBTIQ clients.7. Intimate Partner Violence for Gay and Bisexual Men. 8. Intimate Partner Violence for Lesbian and Bisexual Women. 9. Thinking about Coming Out? - If you are thinking about coming out, here's our simple tips guide for you.10. Living a Full Life 迈向充实的人生 - A Chinese guide for mature gay and bisexual men aged 40 and above.11. A Resource Guide to Transitioning for Transgender People - This guide is written with the intention to provide transgender-identified persons or their kin,some knowledge about what it means to be transgender.12. Self care in Emotional Crisis - A resource on caring for yourself and others中文资料1. SAFE Singapore 中文资料 2. 中国同性恋亲友会 PFLAG China (PDF) - 认识同志(当子女出柜时)3. 中国爱白教育文化中心 AIBAI (PDF) 认识同志手册4. 台北市政府同志手冊 Resource guide by Taipei City Government 认识同志手册5. 台湾同志咨询热线协会 Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association 认识同志6. 美国心理学会 -解答你的问题 关于跨性别者,性别认同及性别表达7. 美国心理学会 -解答你的问题 深入理解性倾向和同性恋Reading list for ProfessionalsUseful professional referencesVideo Resources - A list of videos produced by or for OogachagaCheck out all of our Sexuality Explained videos on youtube.

Oogachaga Publications and Video Resources
HIV anonymous testing clinics

There are 9 private clinics as well Action for AIDS providing HIV anonymous testing in Singapore. Action For AIDS Anonymous HIV Testing DSC Clinic, 31 Kelantan Lane #01-16 S(200031) Tel: 6254 0212 Tues & Wed: 6.30pm to 8pm Sat: 1.30pm to 3.30pm Public holidays: Closedwww.afa.org.sgDr Tan & Partners at Robertson 11 Unity Street #02-07, Robertson Walk S(237995) Tel: 6238 7810http://www.drtanandpartners.comhttp://www.askdrtan.comAnteh Dispensary 368 Geylang Road S(389381) Tel: 6744 1809  Cambridge Clinic 333, Kreta Ayer Road, #03-27 S(080333) Tel: 6327 1252  Dr Jay Medical Centre 115 Killiney Road S(239553) Tel: 6235 5196 Dr Soh Family Clinic 966 Jurong West Street 93 #01-219 S(640966) Tel: 6791 7735 M Lam Clinic 739 Geylang Road S(389649) Tel: 6748 1949Doctors Clinic & Surgery305 Woodlands St 31 #01-91 S(730305)Tel: 6269 1017Kensington Family Clinic14D Kensington Park Road Serangoon Garden Estate S(557265)Tel 6288 4882Q&M Medical & Aesthetic Clinic (Tampines Central)10 Tampines Central 1 #04-18/19 Tampines One S(529536)Tel 6781 3323

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News

We all know that events happening around the world, could potentially affect our lives, no matter who and where we are. Sometimes the only way to take back some control is to get informed and involved. The groups listed below share news specific to LGBTQ and help increase awareness on the communities.  FABULOUS ASIA A safe place for LGBTQ communities to obtain information, consisting of originally written articles, guest articles, comments, local and regional news. www.fabulousasia.comPEOPLE LIKE US Singapore’s pioneer gay and lesbian group. It focuses on advocacy and public education of LGBTQ issues. pluadmin@gmail.com • http://www.plu.sg/society/SIGNEL Singapore Gay News List is an email forum for ‘People like us’. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/signel/THE GLOBAL BOYS A website featuring interesting news of young men around the world. info@theglobalboys.com • http://www.theglobalboys.comYAWNING BREAD A blog on LGBTQ, political, social and cultural issues by Singapore’s most well-known gay activist Alex Au. http://www.yawningbread.org 

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Videos resources on Oogachaga

Here's a list of videos related to or produced by Oogachaga which you may find useful.

Videos resources on Oogachaga
Social Groups for All

5 DEGREES A business networking group that raises awareness of business issues, drives business-related activities and greater commercial co-operation within the LGBTQ communities. sg5degrees@gmail.com • https://www.facebook.com/5Degrees MOVEMOVE Community is an activity hub based in Singapore for LGBT individuals, families, extended families and friends. Our vision is that everyone is free to be who they are regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Our mission is to promote an active, caring and sustainable LGBT community. There are four main programmes and services under MOVE Community: MOVE Community, MOVE Interact, MOVE Travel & Leisure, MOVE Cupid.www.movecommunity.org • www.facebook.com/movecommunity.orgSINGAYPORE.SG A one-stop directory for gay and gay-friendly businesses in Singapore. singaypore.sg SAFE SINGAPORE A group of parents, families and friends of LGBTQ individuals, who believe in a society that accepts, affirms and empowers everyone to participate fully in it. safesingapore@gmail.com • http://safesingapore.blogspot.com/ Queer Book ClubA monthly book club (3rd Thursday of every month) for everyone in Singapore focusing on queer literature, rotating between three categories: (1) gay; (2) lesbian; and (3) transsexual/ transgender/ bisexual/ intersexual/ queer novels. The members also meet for LGBT movies every two months and rotate among the three categories. This is an all-inclusive, non-discriminatory group. Everyone, regardless of sexuality, age, gender, sex, class and race, is welcomed.http://queerbookclub.wordpress.comRainbowartsproject (RAP)Started in 2009, rainbowartsproject (RAP) aims to document, develop and promote queer culture primarily in the visual sector, starting small in Singapore and within the region. RAP is constantly looking into issues relevant to minority groups in particular sexual minorities- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and social rejects when it comes to being queer and different.http://rainbowartsproject.wordpress.com

Social Groups for All