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To commemorate Mothers’ Day, Trevvy caught up with Eileena Lee who was featured in the tear-jerking video (see below) of PinkDot 2010 to find out what she and mummy are up to!


Eileena, so tell us, what does Mothers’ Day mean to you?

It's a time that I show her how much I appreciate her.


What do you think is the best gift for mum?

Honesty and authenticity. I do not have to hide about myself being gay. Before I came out to mum, I had always thought my coming out to her would be a selfish move. I only realised after watching the video that Mum and I did for Pink Dot 2010 (When One Door Closes, Closet Door Opens), that she wished I had come out to her earlier.

In retrospect, I too wish I had come out earlier as it would have started the process of an authentic relationship with mum earlier.


What do you want to say to your mum?

Thank you for re-adjusting your expectations of me after I've come out to you. Thank you for living out of the box because of me.


What do you intend to do for mum this Mothers' Day?

I took my mum to Bangkok over the Vesak Day weekend to celebrate Mothers' day in advance. We really enjoyed doing stuff together. I got to experience what she enjoyed: shopping for handbags (it’s endless!!!). Mum also was game enough to do a massage with me even though she’s not comfortable with a stranger touching her. In some ways, the trip was pretty much about how our relationship has changed. We both try to accommodate each other even though we may be doing activities that we personally do not like.

Eileena is one of the founders of, and volunteers with Pelangi Pride Centre (PPC). PPC is a Singapore-based LGBTQ community space and resource centre located at 56 Lorong 23 Geylang, #03-00 Century Technology Building, Singapore 388381 (venue sponsored by Free Community Church) and operates every Saturday from 2-6pm.

For more information, please do not hesitate to email PPC at pelangipridecentre@yahoo.com.

Trevvy.com wishes all members and their mothers a very happy Mothers' Day!


Pink Dot 2010 video Pink Dot 2012 will take place 30th June @ Hong Lim Park.






 

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