Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What is PT Foundation's Sunday session?

It is an avenue to know other gay people through activities and discussions. It provides a safe haven for gay men to interact and talk about issues which matter to them.

What is PT Foundation then? It is a community-based, voluntary non-profit making organization in Malaysia providing HIV/AIDS and sexuality education, prevention, care and support programs for marginalized communities, which include men who have sex with men (MSM).

Please refer to side bar more information.

It is not uncommon to feel awkward and shy meeting new people for the first time in an environment you are not familiar with. Especially if one is still uncomfortable with his own sexual orientation.

Those fears and worries could not be dismissed as unfounded. Living as someone you are not, for as long as you can remember; then an opportunity to meet other people like you and where you can truly be yourself, could be a frightening prospect.

On the other hand, and more importantly, isn’t that what you have always wanted? Or does it sound too good to be true?

"Living a day as yourself is better than thousands years of life, not your own," according to Keny de Persia.

Starting in August, the Sunday session takes on a new format which emphasizes experiential learning (a process by which the experience of the learner is reflected upon, and from this emerge new insights or learnings).

It will be based on the Queer As Folk programme. Beginning 7 August 2005, each Sunday Session will see the screening of an episode of QAF (US series), starting with Season 1, Episode 1.

I know many would have probably watched it. Even I did. But isn’t it better to watch it as a group, talk about it after that, make new friends and discover something about yourself, all at the same time? It’s like killing four birds with one stone.

Taken from PT Foundation’s website:

What makes this screening exciting is the games and exercises that we have lined up for you... experience what it is like to be ‘adonis’ Brian Kinney, the ‘boy-next-door’ Michael, the flaming Emmett and more!

The sessions will be fun, highly interactive, and we hope you meet new friends, and learn something of yourself in the process!

Admission is free, all are welcome. However, please be warned that the film contains nudity and explicit language, hence it is open only to adults aged 18 and above. Do not come if you will be offended by such content.

Should you want to know more about Sunday Session or the way to Pink Triangle, please don't hesitate to call our counselling line at 03-4044 5455 or 03-4044 5466 on Monday to Friday 7.30pm to 9.30pm and check out for our latest activity!

So mark your calendars and hope to see you there in two weeks’ time.


Spot said...

oops, think i should have commented here instead of 3 posts down...

my dvds of the 1st season is missing episodes 19 onwards. sob.

savante said...

Come over and catch the DVDs at my place then! But it would be so cool to watch it together...

Hey, Derek, you can write to me too :) I might not be coming out to myself but I certainly love letters.


Spot said...

paul - howabout this weekend, since i'm returning to Malacca. ;)

btw, do you know a Dr. Oh? female.