Pelangi Pride Centre presents (June 7)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pelangi Pride Centre presents (7th June 2008) -
"Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World" and
Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World, is a feature-length
documentary that explores the immense changes that occurred for gays,
lesbians and transgender people living in the Global South. In the last
decade of the 20th Century, a new heightened visibility began spreading
throughout the developing world and the battles between families,
fundamentalist religions, and governments around sexual and gender identity
had begun. But in the West, few people knew about this historic social
upheaval, until 52 men on Cairo's Queen Boat discothèque were arrested for
crimes of debauchery. That explosive story focused attention to the lives
and trials of gay people coming out in the developing world and the film
chronicles those events.

Dangerous Living opens with one of the Cairo 52 defendant's, Ashraf Zanati,
who was tortured, humiliated, beaten and forced to spend 13 months in
prison. His simple, but powerful statement sets out the basic theme for the
film: "My sexuality is my own sexuality. It doesn't belong to anybody. Not
to my government, not to my brother, my sister, my family. No."

Directed by John Scagliotti and Produced by Janet Baus and Dan Hunt.
Executive Producer is Reid Williams.
Major sponsor includes The H. van Ameringen Foundation.

"Shalom in the home" is a series about a Rabbi counselling couples with
problems dealing with family life.

This particular episode features a lesbian couple who are having issues with
one of their 2 daughters.
One of the two mums, her father is a civil-rights lawyer, but could not
accept her daughter is lesbian. In order to prove to people that gay people
are capable of being good parents, she ended up pushing her own daughter too
Without letting on too much - basically this episode focuses on the effects
that a homophobic society have on gay people such that the downstream
effects can hurt our own children at the end of the day.
(this was shown on CableTV in March 2007)

RSVP - This event is by invitation only, as there are limited seats, prior
registration is required.
For an invite -please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your
name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.

Details at a Glance
Event: "Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World" and "Shalom in
the Home"
Date: Saturday, 7th June 2008 (070608)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre - 54 Rowell Road (in Little India)
Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 drinks and finger food)

For directions on how to get to the new PPC:

Come into Hindoo Road from Jalan Besar. Look for tall HDB block 639 at the
end of the road. Corner terrace house with grapevines growing.
Come in from the back door.