Category: Current Affairs

Meet The Man Behind ‘Older Singaporeans: We Accept Gay People’

Dear Straight People, David Reddy is a name that probably doesn’t ring much of a bell for you. But chances are, you’ve seen his work. Over the past few months, David Reddy’s videos have gone viral in a country where the recent debate over repealing the anti- gay law 377A has grown increasingly ugly. His

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Share Your Story: Open Call For Photo Shoot To Support Repeal Of Section 377A

Dear Singapore, In support of the #Ready4Repeal movement, Dear Straight People is organising a photo shoot to showcase stories of how Section 377A affects our society. Although the government has assured that they will not actively enforce Section 377A, its ramifications on society are widespread. By legally framing same-sex attraction as ‘immoral’ and criminal, Section 377A

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Opinion: Everyone (Particularly Gay Influencers) Should Start Voicing Out On LGBT Issues

Find out why this gay Instafamous influencer believes that everyone, especially gay influencers, should start voicing out against S377A!

An Open Letter To Everyone Who Thinks Section 377A Doesn’t Affect Them

Growing up with Section 377A has made Singaporeans incapable of imagining a better, more inclusive Singapore.

But it’s time we stop making do with what we have and start working for a Singapore where people are free to be themselves. 

Crazy Rich Asians: Calls For Representation Are Fast Becoming An Unfair Witch-Hunt

Some believe that if Crazy Rich Asians wants to market itself as a win for representation, then it needs to represent every reality.

We think they are crazy.

An Open Letter On Why The Thai Hotel Letter Against Ladyboys Is Offensive

Dear Straight People, Representing my LGBT organisation recently at a family-themed, community event organised by the National Youth Council, I was faced with some members of the audience who referred to homosexuality as a “brokenness”, claimed a gay couple is “not a family”, & that LGBT people are “broken”. Despite being a visible member of

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14 Singaporeans React To That ‘Gay Tank Top’

Dear Straight People, In this opinion piece, I hope to begin a national conversation by giving the responses of different Singaporeans to my tank top. I met them in various public spaces, mostly cafés and restaurants, in the course of the week after my Facebook post about the complaint went viral. They are not a

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Jee Responds To The ‘Gay Tank Top’ SAFRA Saga Going Viral – We Just Want Fair Treatment

Dear Straight People, It feels strange to call you ‘Straight People’, because you are so much more than your sexual orientation. You are grandfathers, mothers, nephews, teachers, fire fighters, bartenders, stamp collectors, knitting enthusiasts, and lovers of curry laksa. Sexual orientation is a vital part of who we are, but it’s only one part. In

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‘I Am Not Angry’ – A Foreigner’s Perspective On Being Barred From Attending Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, This is me at my first Pink Dot, having been in Singapore less than a year. I had left a large group of friends back home and felt isolated and lonely for the first time in years, finding it hard to make quality connections. Where was the Singapore LGBTQ community? Where were

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