SGRainbow

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SGRainbow is a non-profit community social group for Gay, Bisexual and Queer (GBQ) men aged 18 to 35 in Singapore.

Its vision is to be Singapore's leading GBQ men social group.

SGRainbow's mission is to provide a platform for GBQ men to navigate their identities within the LGBTQ and larger community through personal and social development programmes. The mission is encapsulated in their tagline, Self. Growth. Realise.

History

SGRainbow was founded in June 2008 as an online platform for youths to share ideas through discussions and opinion writing. It was founded by a gay and lesbian teenager who believes in change and wants to have their say in the community. This was in the form of online blogging. It was known as ‘therainbowlifestyle’ when it started.

Soon, 2 more contributors joined in and each shares on issues that are personally important to themselves. There was space for youths to express concerns but there wasn’t any following to it; probably due to the lack of publicity.

In January 2009, therainbowlifestyle was rebranded into SGRainbow. Under the new name, an outreach sub-group was also set up by one of the contributors who believed that the youth community is in need of such a close bond.

To reach out to the community, especially the GBQ community, the outreach group aims to be a platform provider for them. This can come in the form of programmes that the group organises.

The group currently has 10 members in its Executive Committee (EXCO).

Other involvement

  • SGRainbow is a member of the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association - Asia Pacific (GLISA-AP).
  • SGRainbow is a member of ILGA Asia.

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