Book Launch of OYoung Wenfeng - Tong Gen Sheng

Monday, August 6, 2007

Dear readers,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been registered for this event and we cordially invite you to attend this book launch and meet-the-readers session with Oyoung Wenfeng.

You may also bring along your friends and family to attend this event. Event poster:

Please note that the event will now be held in Mox Cafe (same address: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #04-01, accessible by the lift next to Ya Kun Kaya Toast coffee shop) at 7 pm. You may enter the cafe from 6.30 pm if you wish to chat with the writer before the event.

Books by Oyoung will be sold at the event.

We look forward to meeting you!

Pelangi Pride Centre and Fridae

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Pelangi Pride Centre and Fridae presents



Book Launch of

Oyoung Wenfeng's

Tong Gen Sheng

a book for those who are queer and those who are not

and "After Coming Out"

a meeting of hearts and minds with readers

conducted in Mandarin and English

8 August 2007, at Mox Cafe (21 Tanjong Pagar Road #04-01)

Award-winning journalist and writer Oyoung Wenfeng will be launching his 15th book in Chinese here in Singapore on 8 August at Bianco in Tanjong Pagar.

This event is by invitation only and interested readers are welcome to register (details below) and join us for a session to share your thoughts and feelings with the author.

Admission is free of charge and Oyoung's books can be purchased at the event.

In Oyoung's latest collection of writings, entitled Tong Gen Sheng (同根生), he explores a broad range of queer and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues concerning sexual minorities and their place in modern society.

It is a book written as much for those who are queer as for those who are not. In the author's eyes, the destinies of homosexuals are not just about themselves but part of a broader, common fate shared by the entire society.

Born in Malaysia and presently based in the US, Oyoung has been a celebrated columnist and journalist with the Sin Chew Daily in Malaysia since the 90s, winning amongst other accolades, the Malaysian Best Journalist of the Chinese Press Award in 1996.

Among his published works are 15 volumes of writings, including essays, commentaries, Sociology of Body, God Loves Gays, Gays Love God, A Transient New Yorker's Journal.

A year ago, he published the ground-breaking autobiography Is Present the Future? - An Asian Gay Man’s Coming Out Journey, (《现在是以后了吗?》), detailing his life and an emotional journey from childhood on to a long and tumultuous coming-out process as a gay man, and as a celebrity writer, a student, a husband, a son, a scholar, a traveller, an ethnic minority, a Christian and an Asian.

On May 27 this year, he became the first openly gay Malaysian pastor after being ordained at the Metropolitan Community Church in New York.

Currently a doctoral student in Theology at Boston University and he is also a PhD candidate for Sociology at the City University of New York. He holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Minnesota State University, as well as a Masters in Divinity degree from Saint Peter's University, New Jersey.

He has written extensively on LGBT issues and history, queer and gender studies, social and current affairs, post-colonialism, and the sociology of religions and faiths.

Oyoung's recent published works are available on Fridae Shop for international delivery:

Details of Event

Date: 8 August 2007 (Wednesday)

Time: 7 pm

Venue: Mox Cafe

Address: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #04-01

(take lift next to Ya Kun Kaya Toast to Level 4, above Mox Cafe)


Admission is free, but as the event is by invitation only, prior registration is required.

Oyoung's recent books can be purchased at the event.

The author will be glad to autograph for readers.

Participants may use Mandarin or English to communicate with the author.

More Details at