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(Chinese translation by Shou Chenyan from the University Scholars Programme, NUS)
您可以通过 firstname.lastname@example.org 此电邮联系我们。
Serving the Singaporean transgender community
(We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested to help out, drop us an email at contacttransgendersg at gmail.com with your skillset and availability. Trans people are especially encouraged to apply.)
For a long time, transgender people in Singapore have had to rely on word of mouth for information on transitioning, often ending up with outdated or harmful advice. While there are more online resources for the trans community these days, they are largely targetted towards a US or Western audience and are not always applicable to us.
We decided to address that problem by pooling our collective knowledge and experiences of navigating Singaporean life at various stages of transition. The result is this website, created by a team of transgender people in Singapore in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN). Our hope is that the information here will help other transgender people to have safer, smoother, and easier transitions, relieving some of the burden from what can often be a very tough journey.
Whether you are transgender yourself, have a loved one who just came out, are a healthcare provider or simply wish to find out more about transgender issues in Singapore, we hope that within these pages you will find useful information, support, and the assurance that you are not alone.
Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions not covered on this site.
13 August 2022: There have been factual errors on transgender children in The Straits Times article “377A: Putting Children First” by Jason Wong and Mohd Khair, published on 4 August 2022. Read the factual corrections on the validity of transgender children here.
25 July 2021: Last year, we conducted the first nation-wide survey of the trans community on issues ranging from employment to healthcare access. You can download the report here.
19 March 2021: We’ve written a response to the ‘Transgenderism’ webinar hosted by Jason Wong and featuring Dr Quentin Van Meter from ACPeds.
May 2020: We’ve since had Tamil translators get in touch with us; thank you so much!
April 2020: We’re conducting a nation-wide survey of the trans community in Singapore. If you’re living in Singapore and consider yourself a trans or gender diverse person, please help us by filling it in!
26 March 2020: Updated Trans Healthcare in Singapore page. Our Tamil translator has meanwhile dropped out, so do contact us if that’s something you’ll be able to help with! Lastly, the TransBefrienders programme has recently launched for trans youths looking for older peers for guidance and support. We also do monthly meetups as a group, usually in person but currently through video conferencing.
17 September 2019: We’ve secured Malay and Tamil translators, and hope to have those translations up over the next few months! Revised Finding Support page and created a dedicated Voice Training page and Contact Us page.
13 August 2018: As of August 2018, endocrinologists may sign the Medical Examination Report for change of legal sex. Visit this page for the full requirements.
23 May 2018: We’re very grateful to Shou Chenyan from the University Scholars Programme, NUS, who helped us do a Chinese translation for some of our pages. Chinese versions of the homepage, Terminology and FAQ are now available.
5 April 2018: Updated Changing Documents page to reflect ICA requirements as of late 2017.