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Dialogue with Rev. O.Young (in Mandarin) on 13 August

in SINGAPORE, 10/08/2011

Rev. O.Young, an openly gay Christian minister, will be in Singapore to share his learnings and experiences, as to encourage us to think and reflect critically. His visits also been a means of encouragement and helping to empower the LGBTQ community.

Rev. Boon Lin Ngeo or O.Young is Chinese-Malaysian born, and currently lives in New York  City. He is well-known in Chinese speaking communities in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and his home country, Malaysia. O.Young was an award-winning journalist in Malaysia, and in 2006, was the first public figure to come out publicly in his country. He is an ordained Christian minister at the Metropolitan Community Church in New York (MCCNY), and also a co-founder of MCC in Malaysia. O Young is also a best selling author and has published 24 books in sociology, theology and sexuality. He is a columnist for the Sinchew Daily, the leading Chinese newspaper in Malaysia.

O.Young holds two Master’s degrees in sociology and theology. He teaches sociology at St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and Gender studies at Hunter College. In Fall 2009, he was invited to teach LGBTQ Studies and Sociology, the first course of its kind offered at the Jesuit college. He is currently finishing his doctoral degrees in sociology and theology.

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2011
Time: 3-5 pm
Venue: Free Community Church
Free Community Church
56 Lorong 23 Geylang, Level 3, Century Technology Building, Singapore 388381

Sunday Service on 14 August, 10.30 am where Rev. O Young will be delivering the sermon, available in both English and Mandarin. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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