By empowering real people to share their stories and talents, providing services to support them in leading dignified lives, and helping them communicate, we will increase understanding, promote acceptance, and advance equality among the LGBTQ+ communities, their allies and the public.
The Purple Alliance is made up of a group of Singaporeans committed to supporting LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer and other) individuals. We coordinate social events, form partnerships with stakeholders, conduct educational outreach and provide health assistance. We are dedicated to developing the community’s talents, advocating responsibility and promoting understanding. We support academic research concerning LGBTQ+ issues in Singapore, provide high-quality resources, work with external groups and interested individuals on projects that support the dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals and that nurture positive relations with the public. We firmly believe that trained, qualified personnel should run our activities so as to ensure legitimacy, participant safety and programme sustainability. For instance, all volunteers in the Verify programme are trained in health and human sexuality.
Here’s how we have allocated our resources (January 2016 to June 2016).