Category: Coming Out

Out Of The Closet: Lena Tan Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 29-year old Singaporean Lena Tan…who also happens to be a national muay thai fighter! Born into a traditional Chinese family, Lena knew that she was different from other girls from a very young age. However, her conservative upbringing coupled with the lack of education in schools with regards to LGBT-related matters meant

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Out Of The Closet: Benjamin Lin Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 31-year old Singaporean Benjamin Lin! For 31 long years, Benjamin was so deep in the closet that not a single soul knew about his sexuality. The fear of getting ostracised coupled with his inability to come to terms with his own sexuality pushed Benjamin so deep in the closet that he made extra

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Out Of The Closet: Amy Tashiana Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 49-year old Singaporean Amy Tashiana! Born as a male, Amy started identifying herself as a female from the very early age of 8. Even from that very young age, she could sense that having such inclinations would not be socially acceptable and kept that knowledge to herself. It wasn’t till she was

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10 Struggles Of Closeted Gay Men

Dear Gay Men, At one point or another, we’ve all been in the closet before. So regardless of whether you’re currently openly gay or still stuck in the closet, here are 10 common struggles of closeted gay men that you’ll probably be able to relate to: 1. You’re perpetually paranoid about people discovering your ‘deep dark

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Out Of The Closet: Scott Lai Shares His Story

  Dear People, Meet 25-year old Singaporean Scott Lai! Growing up, Scott never really struggled much with his sexuality, largely because he never had the time to pay much thought to it. A competitive swimmer from young, Scott spent a large part of his childhood training in the pool. He would hit the pool at

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Out Of The Closet: Peggy Chang Shares Her Story

  Dear People, Meet 30-year old Singaporean Peggy Chang! If you find Peggy familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen her on TV before! Peggy was the female winner of the talent-scouting competition ‘Hey Gorgeous’ as well as a top 5 finalist in the Miss Singapore Universe pageant in 2007. Before that, she came in third

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Out Of The Closet: Nicholas Lim Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 35-year old Singaporean Nicholas Lim, who also happens to be the admin of GLBT Voices Singapore (GVS); the largest Singaporean GLBT community on Facebook! When Nicholas was only 5-years old, he was sexually abused by various male figures in his childhood. The childhood sexual ‘happenings’ continued on till he was 7, when

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Out Of The Closet: Irwin Tseing Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 22-year old Australian Irwin Tseing! Born in Sydney, Irwin’s father is from Hong Kong while his mother is of English descent. Growing up, his inclination towards guys was something that he was always acutely aware of, but not something which he gave too much thought to. When I was young I always

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Out Of The Closet: Lokies Khan Shares His Story

Dear People,              Meet 23-year old Singaporean Lokies Khan! Currently serving his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces, Lokies has done something few others dared to do. Despite the social stigma associated with homosexuality in the military, Lokies has very proudly declared that he’s gay, not just to the

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Out Of The Closet: Darius Zee Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 27-year old Singaporean Darius Zee… a former homophobe turned LGBT rights activist! Darius’ same-sex inclination started when he was only in primary school. However, it wasn’t till he started his secondary school education that his homosexual tendencies became a lot more evident. Darius reflects that: I guess my inclination was only confirmed

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