Homophobia and transphobia are defined as a
range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality and
transgenderism. These phobias also affect people who are identified as or
perceived as being homosexual and transgender, respectively. These negative
attitudes may include antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, and irrational
fear of homosexuals and/or transgender people. Being a minority population,
some members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ)
community in Singapore may have experienced homophobia or transphobia in
Oogachaga Counselling and Support (Oogachaga) is Singapore's only community-based organisation providing counselling and support for the LGBTQ community.
In March 2012, Oogachaga conducted it first survey on homophobia and transphobia, titled “Impact of Homophobia and Transphobia on the LGBTQ individuals in Singapore”. It is also the first Singapore-based survey that is conducted to understand the possible relations between homophobic and transphobic experiences, and behavioural issues and suicidal ideations in the LGBTQ community.
We are pleased to release the summary report of this survey on 17 May 2012, which is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The survey received overwhelming response from the community with more than 450 completed responses.
The survey presented the following key findings:
By releasing this summary report, Oogachaga wants to raise the awareness among the following population:
Click here to download the full summary report (PDF 548kb)
We acknowledge that given the nature of the online survey, the findings from this survey may not be representative of the whole LGBTQ community nor has it covered all aspects of homophobic and transphobic situations in Singapore. We will plan to conduct a more comprehensive study in this area.
If you are keen to participate in a study that
is related to this survey or get more updates
If you have any recommendation to this report or the survey, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Homophobia and Transphobia Survey Summary
Create on: 16 May 2012 at 03:05 AM