Category: Dear Straight People

TANGO By Pangdemonium – Spoiler Free Review

Dear Straight People, I walked into Pangdemonium’s production of ‘TANGO’ expecting a straightforward play about the plight of a gay family in Singapore. What I got instead was so much more. Premise (Spoiler Free) Inspired by a true story, TANGO centres around a gay couple, Kenneth (Koh Boon Pin) and Liam (Emil Marwa), along with their adopted

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Out Of The Closet: Laurindo Garcia Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 44-year old Filipino Laurindo Garcia, a prominent HIV/AIDs activist and the founder of social enterprise the ‘B-Change Group‘. The story you’re about to read is not a new story. In fact, Laurindo’s story has been told numerous times. But it’s a story that I’ve always wanted to cover. One that required me

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Meet The Same-Sex Parents Who Inspired Pangdemonium’s Latest Play ‘TANGO’

Dear Straight People, Meet Mark and Ed Koh-Waite; the same-sex parents who inspired Pangdemonium’s latest play ‘TANGO’. Fathers to a pair of adopted boys, the Koh-Waites are not your typical family. Although same-sex families are becoming increasingly common, not everyone has taken kindly to their existence. The Koh-Waites found this out the hard way when a Chinese waitress

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Fitspiration Of The Week: Luke Newton From Australia

Dear Fitness Enthusiasts, Meet 30-year old Australian Luke Newton, the kind of guy everybody secretly hates. Luke Newton is the type of guy who binges on fast food and yet still manages to boast a physique that even fitness models would be envious of. He’s also the only personal trainer whom I’ve met who actually advices against a diet

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Inside The Underground World Of BDSM In Singapore

The only sound I could hear was the muffled breathing of my own. My hands were tightly bound behind my back. My legs too, were bound in a similar fashion to the chair I was sitting in. My head was strapped and locked in a leather hood, with only two holes for breathing purposes. And

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Out Of The Closet: Jack Lim Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 32-year old Malaysian Jack Lim, whose story brought actual tears to my eyes. As I listen to Jack recall his story over a video phone call from his apartment in Kuala Lumpur, I can’t help but tear up a bit. This man is an absolute inspiration. Forced out of his home at

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Out Of The Closet: Cassandra Thng Shares Her Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 20-year old Singaporean Cassandra Thng – the woman behind the viral ’31 days of Trans Visibility’ project that made headlines on both mainstream and alternative news sites! In the month leading up to International Trans Visibility Day, Cassandra embarked on a mission to shine the spotlight on the trans community and the issues

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Out Of The Closet: Sean & Edmund Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 35-year old Sean Chin and his 29-year old boyfriend of 5 years Edmund Chan. On the surface, there’s nothing particularly striking about Sean and Edmund. They don’t have a sob story to share. Nor are they an Instafamous couple with a formidable online following. But speaking from the perspective of an increasingly

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Out Of The Closet: Whyan Chen Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 27-year old Taiwanese Whyan Chen, a popular dancer and choreographer who has worked alongside Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai! No stranger to the limelight, Whyan is best known for competing in the Chinese edition of the hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance in 2014. As a founding member of the popular gender bending

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Out Of The Closet: Isaac Chan Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 29-year old Singaporean Isaac Chan, more popularly known by his stage name DJ Zack C! A familiar face in the local gay party scene, Isaac has spun for plenty of LGBT friendly parties across the nation. Despite his numerous gigs in clubs ranging from Zouk to Attica, Isaac is still heavily associated with PLAY – the iconic gay club

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