Thursday, April 30, 2009

Singapore's Pink Dot on May 16

The Freedom To Love

Gay and lesbian Singaporeans, and friends and supporters, are being asked to come out on Saturday, May 16, to form a human Pink Dot at the field at Hong Lim Park. This is NOT being promoted as a protest, but a coming-together of all like-minded Singaporeans to show support for the freedom to love for all GLBTI Singaporeans.

All attendees are asked to wear something pink, and the objective is to take some ariel photographs to highlight the support for GLBTI Singaporeans to have the freedom to love. This Pink Dot is to be a celebration of diversity and equality, and a symbol of Singapore's more inclusive future.

Orange Ribbon supports this legal event to be held at the only location in Singapore where it is legal for public assembly and public discussion without requiring governmnet approval.

Monday, April 27, 2009

A discussion on human rights, racism and what you can do about it

Because the LGBT community spans all ethnicities, races, and cultures, we are unfortunately all too aware that discrimination on the basis of race exists within.

On this week's show we’ll look at the importance of racial tolerance and diversity, especially in our GLBT community which is already exposed to discrimination from homophobia.

Our guest this Wednesday is Senior Adviser, Human Rights Education, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission, and ALSO President, Jason Rostant.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This week on Orange Ribbon Wednesday 22 April

In February this year, Hugh returned to his home country, Scotland, for several weeks of catching up with family and friends. While he was there, he recorded two interviews for our Orange Ribbon listeners.

This week Hugh presents the first of those two recorded interviews.

While he was in Edinburgh he interviewed local Scottish guy, Martin.

Martin's story is controversial, and may shock, and is a coming of age story from the sixties. In the interview Martin talks about:

  • Being adopted, and his painstaking search for his birth mother.
  • The sexual practices of young teens, and in his case pre-teens, in Scotland
  • Frequenting bars and drinking alcohol at a young age (Some things have not changed in the past 40 years)
  • What the gay scene (as it was still illegal then) was like in Edinburgh in the 60’s, and how it shaped his future life.

To hear Martin's story in full, tune in to Orange Ribbon on JOY 94.9 on Wednesday, 22nd April, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This week on Orange Ribbon, Italia mama mia!

Do the older generation of Italians in Australia have chickens in their backyard? Do Italians still make tomato sauce in their backyard? These questions and more will be answered and finally put to rest!

Appearing on the show, Marco, Michael and Angelo from Italian and Gay, a social and support group in Melbourne. They will share with us their experience of being part of the group and what the group is all about.

So tune in to catch a bit of Italian flavour on Joy 94.9 on Wednesday,15th of April, 7pm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This week on Orange Ribbon Wednesday 8th April

Have you ever listened to a show on Joy 94.9 and wondered what the presenter is like, or listened to the news and thought the news reader sound nice?

On Wednesday at 7.00pm on Orange Ribbon, you can find out what a presenter on Joy 94.9 and a news reader are both like. They are partners, met each other overseas, had a rough relationship at first and both went through a long period of ill health.

To find out who they are and what show the presenter does, you will have to tune in to Joy 94.9 and listen to Orange Ribbon on Wednesday 8 April at 7.00pm. They have a great story to tell, it's happy, sad and funny and it's a story worth listening to.