Marla Bendini

Sisters in Solidarity
Press conference, 5 May 2010
with Tricia Leong, Leona Lo & Ming Leong

Venue: Post Museum, Singapore                  

Press footage courtesy of RAZORTV, Singapore 

Website/Blog for Sisters in Solidarity (SIS):              


Sisters In Solidarity!

-   Launch of the first-ever Campaign in Singapore to end discrimination against Transgender Women

Monday, 3 May 2010, Singapore. A group of transgender women in Singapore have rallied to issue a joint call to Clarke Quay night spot operators to stop discriminating against transgender women.  The latest incident involving a transgender patron has sparked outrage among the long-suffering community, drawn close to 600 supporters on Facebook, and sparked the launch of a first-ever anti-discrimination campaign entitled “Sisters in Solidarity” (SIS).  The SIS campaign will be launched on Wednesday, 5 May 10, at 2 pm at Post Museum on Rowell Road.  Ms Marla Bendini Junior Ong, a Singapore transgender woman will be present to share her experiences at Clarke Quay witnessed by her dance instructor who will also be present.  Trish, a transgender pioneer, will speak up for the first time about her personal experience with workplace discrimination.  The campaign will include a series of education activities throughout the year.


Media invitation

We invite you to send a representative, photographer/camera crew to attend the media conference.  Please RSVP to Leona at by 6 pm on Tuesday, 4 May 10.  We regret we cannot grant pre-event interviews.  As the media conference is open to media representatives only, we would also require your representative to show his/her press pass.


Date: Wednesday, 5 May 10

Time: 2 pm

Venue: Post Museum at 107 Rowell Road, Singapore 208031.



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