Dear Straight People,
Seeing as the start of a new year is always a good time for reflection, here is a recap of our 12 most popular posts of 2017 on Dear Straight People.
From powerful opinions to inspiring interviews, here are 12 posts we produced this year that got a lot of people talking.
The first entry on our list is none other than the recent promotional trailer we produced for gCircuit!
With 2 VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES worth over $2,000 to Asia’s largest gay dance festival up for grabs, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that our promotional video for Songkran 12 was one of our most popular posts of 2017.
You can still grab discounted tickets to SK12 here: http://www.gcircuit.com/ticketing.php
Chemsex addiction is a mental health issue, NOT a moral issue!
Taking up the 11th spot in our list is none other than our feature on the chemsex phenomenon in Asia.
This collaboration with DJ Big Kid sought to address the growing issue of chemsex addiction throughout Asia in the hopes of raising awareness about this thorny issue.
Coming in at number 10 with over 3,000 shares is this powerful letter by acclaimed Singaporean playwright Alfian Sa’at, who had some strong words for those who go out of their way to oppose Pink Dot SG.
This note may have originally been written over a year ago but its message continues to remain relevant up till today.
Read the powerful letter here: http://bit.ly/AlfianLetter
”My mum went crazy. She cried a lot. It took her almost one year to get over it.’
The 9th most popular post of 2017 belongs to the story of Whyan Chen – starting from his humble beginnings in Taipei to working alongside Taiwanese pop diva Jolin Tsai.
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/WhyanChen
‘A pack of them would forcibly force open my legs and smash what was down there and my tailbone with a metal pole.’
The 8th most popular post of 2017 is the story of how Jono Kwan went from being an outcast with no friends to becoming the confident young man you know today.
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/JonoKwan
‘At the end of everything, I want to be able to say that I have lived as truthfully and happily as I can’
Read the full interview here: http://bit.ly/TheresaGoh
Watch the full video on Facebook here.
For those of you whose New Year’s resolution is to get fit, here’s a story you should bookmark.
The fitspirational story of how Gerald Koh managed to shed off his excess weight in just 8 months is our 6th most popular post of 2017
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/FitspoGeraldKoh
‘Walking on the street, homeless for the first time, I whispered to myself that I will turn this around and build a successful life out of this.’
Kicking off the top 5 is yet again, another shirtless hunk, proving that sex really does sell! But there is a lot more to Jack Lim than his hunky physique.
Outed against his will and forced to drop out of law school, the inspirational story of how Jack Lim beat the odds to become a Talent Business Partner in the world’s largest media agency was so powerful it was shared over 3,000 times on Facebook alone!
Read the full story here: bit.ly/JackLim
‘My aim has always been to tell stories that broaden hearts and open minds.’
After single-handedly running Dear Straight People for over 2 years and interviewing over 50 queer individuals, the founder of Dear Straight People finally decided to come out publicly.
With a reach of over 100,000 people and media coverage from publishers like Millennials Of Singapore and HornetNews, the personal coming out story of Sean Foo became the 4th most popular post of 2017.
Read the full story here: bit.ly/DSPSeanFoo
Coming in as our 3rd most popular post of 2017 is our inside look at what went down at the 15th Taipei Pride Parade!
The first parade to be held since Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, this was definitely one of the highlights of 2017.
”To parents of LGBT children, please choose love!’
This video may have been filmed in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped it from being our 2nd most popular post of 2017.
This touching interview of a Singaporean mother of two gay sons has accumulated over 150,000 views across Facebook and YouTube to date!
This shouldn’t come as a surprise for people who’ve followed Dear Straight People’s content closely.
Our MOST popular post of 2017 is none other than our viral LGBT National Day cover of ‘Home’, that earned features on numerous media publications ranging from queer sites like Gay Star News to mainstream media such as Mothership.sg and MustShareNews.
As we move on to the start of a brand new year, Dear Straight People would like to sincerely thank you for all of the love and support you’ve given us!
Running this website has not been an easy task. But seeing the positive impact our content has had, particularly the heartwarming messages we’ve received from those still in the closet, has made everything worth it.
We’ve got some incredibly exciting plans for 2018 that we cannot wait to share with you so like us on our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest updates!
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