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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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An Open Letter To Those Bent On Destroying Pink Dot

Dear you, You don’t like Pink Dot. We understand that. Nobody expects you to like something against your will. So don’t come. But you do. And you come not merely to observe, but with the intention to cause trouble. You bring your friends. You sing hymns at the perimeter of Hong Lim Park one day

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Interview With Pink Dot Ambassadors: Nathan Hartono, Theresa Goh & Ebi Shankara

  Dear Straight People, In light of the politically charged climate of 2017, it’s safe to say that more attention than ever will be heaped on the Pink Dot ambassadors this year. So it’s highly commendable that singer Nathan Hartono, para-swimmer Theresa Goh and actor Ebi Shankara have stepped up to take on the role

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Meet The Woman Behind Singapore’s First Legal Guidebook For LGBT Couples

Dear LGBT Couples, The next time you find yourself stumped by a legal issue, there’s no need to trawl through Google in search of answers. Chances are, you’ll be met with lengthy legal jargon that you wouldn’t understand anyway. In an effort to address this gap in resource, a team of LGBT friendly lawyers led by Indulekshmi Rajeswari aka Indu, have taken it

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Dear Gay People, Please Stop Hating On Gay Trump Supporters

Dear Gay People, The only thing more surprising than Trump’s shock  victory is the amount of hate spewing out of the keyboards of gay Clinton supporters. For a community that espouses the virtues of freedom of speech, it’s shocking to see so much hate spill out from the very community that campaigns on a platform of

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Meet Phil Claudy: The Gay Athlete Raising Money For Victims Of The Orlando Shooting

  Dear People, Meet American Ivy League college student Phil Claudy, the openly gay athlete raising money for victims of the Orlando Massacre. An LGBT advocate based in New Hampshire, Phil Claudy has been making headlines for all the right reasons. His mission to raise funds for victims of the Orlando tragedy has attracted widespread

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