Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Pictures on our Facebook Fan Page!

Hi everyone

It's been a long time coming but we've posted photos from our numerous moves!

Come visit us on our Facebook Fan Page and journey with us through memory lane as we show what goes on behind the scenes, as we have carted our ever-growing library from one place to another.

Kindly note that volunteers pictured are a mixture of people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and straight community.

Take care!
The PPC Team

Get your copy of the updated LGBTQ Resource List!

Hi everyone

We've updated our LGBTQ Resource List. Get you copy here!

Take care!
The PPC Team

Monday, March 15, 2010

Event - HIV: A Volunteer's Journey

27 of March 2010 @ PELANGI PRIDE CENTRE

"HIV: A Volunteer's Journey"

Details at a Glance

Date: 27 March 2010 (Sat)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre

Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 soft drinks and finger food)

RSVP: This event is by invitation only.

As there are LIMITED seats, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation - please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.

HIV: A Volunteer's Journey

You may know that HIV is now generally considered a chronic disease by the medical establishment. With Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), having HIV is no longer considered a death sentence. In fact, if you look at the ads for HAART in men's magazines, you would usually see a couple of buffed, good-looking men enjoying life.
Some are saying that these are part of the reason/s more people are not using condoms.
"New infections in Singapore, with a population of 4.6million, rose to 456 in 2008 from 242 in 2003" - Health Ministry statistics.
"The numbers they announced are probably much lower than the numbers they have" - Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of the virus that causes AIDS.
"I have seen too many AIDS patients die. Most die alone. There is no warmth, no care for them. They are not ready to die - you see it in their eyes. I told myself I had to do something worthwhile for myself and for the cause - to clear the path for future patients, so they will not die like that." - Paddy Chew (March 29, 1960 to August 2, 1999), the first Singaporean to come out as having HIV/AIDS.

About the Speaker:
Gwo Yinn trained as a Civil Engineer and now works as a Workplace Safety and Health Officer on construction sites. He has been a volunteer in the community since 2005, amongst which are Assisi Hospice, Action for Aids, Oogachaga and Pelangi Pride Centre.
During the session, he will share with you his journey of volunteering in the field of HIV/AIDS. In the process, he hopes that you will gain a new understanding of what a person with HIV has to deal with everyday in terms of acceptance, disclosure, school and work, health and leisure.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hi and welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions!


1) What is Pelangi Pride Centre (PPC)?
PPC is a resource space and library for sexual minorities in Singapore. We have an extensive library of fiction, non-fiction, reference, Chinese and local books which can be borrowed or read within our premises. We also have resources for HIV-related materials.

2) Where is PPC located?
PPC is located at 41A Neil Road (venue sponsored by DYMK).

3) What are your operating hours?
PPC is open Saturdays from 4-8pm, we usually have event days on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

4) How do I get more information about PPC?
You can visit our website, browse this blogsite or join us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email us at

5) Do you have a contact number?
Yes, please do ring us between 4-8pm Saturdays at 8410 3938


1) What books can I borrow at PPC?
We have an extensive range of books ranging from the academic to fiction titles. Some of our more popular books deal with relationships, coming-out as well as fiction titles. We also have an extensive collection on HIV-related issues.

2) Does PPC have an Online Catalogue?
Yes we do! Please visit www.pelangipridecentre/library/opac

3) How many books can I borrow and for how long?
You can borrow up to 2 titles from the library (excluding reference materials) for a period of 2 weeks.

4) Do I have to pay for the books?
We collect a small book deposit of $10 per book borrowed (2 titles =$20), which is returned when the book is returned, so in its essence, borrowing books at PPC is free.

5) What if I cannot return the books on time?
In the event that books cannot be returned on time, we will collect a nominal fee of $2 per week it is overdue. These funds will be re-channelled to buy new books for the library.


1) Can I donate my books to PPC?
We will be happy to receive your donations of LGBTQ related books. Please visit our Online Catalogue to see if we already have a copy of the book, and donate titles that we don't have. Or you can email us ( a list of the books you have and we can run through them and let you know which titles to donate to us. We apologise that we cannot take all donations due to limitations in shelf-space.


1) Can I volunteer at PPC?
Please do! PPC is a solely volunteer-run space and hence we are always on the lookout for new and good help! Please email us at for more information.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Books at PPC!

Hi everyone

We have loads of new books at PPC! Here are some of our new titles!

The Transgender Child - A Handbook for Families and Professionals
Lesbians at Midlife - The Creative Transition
Invisible Trade - High class sex for Sale in Singapore
The Testosterone Files - My Hormonal and Social Transformation
Beloved Daughter - Family Letter Project
The First Time - Women Speak Out about "Loosing Their Virginity"
Same Sex in the City - So Your Prince Charming is really a Cinderella
Between Mom and Jo
Lesbian Couples - Creating Healthy Relationship for the 90s
Finding the Boyfriend Within - A Practical Guide for Tapping into Your Own Source of Love ...
The Lesbian S/M Safety Manual

Our online catalogue can be found at

Take care!
The PPC Team