Envisioning schools as safe spaces for queer students

In an earlier article, we explored the different ways in which schools in Singapore perpetuate harm towards LGBTQ+ youths through a lack of clear ministry-level policies to support them, and the failure to stop discrimination from multiple parties, including teachers, school leaders and students who have been socialised to reject students who are different.  How…
13 Dec 2021 4 mins read

When the education system fails to protect the safety of every student

A young queer person schooling in conservative Singapore is likely to face a whole gamut of discrimination—from verbal abuse and bullying to the more insidious forms of ostracism, such as the fear of being outed before they are ready and the lack of acknowledgement of their existence.  For gender non-conforming student Elijah Tay, their secondary…
8 Dec 2021 7 mins read

Celebrating LGBTQ+ and their achievements at work

Playwright Haresh Sharma’s gateway into the realm of theatre began with acting roles for notable playwrights like Stella Kon and theatre companies such as the Third Stage. As an undergraduate, he joined Mr Alvin Tan’s The Necessary Stage, a fun theatre group which he started at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Inspired by the…
28 Oct 2021 6 mins read
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