Category: Dear Straight People

‘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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Out Of The Closet: Theresa Goh Shares Her Story

National swimmer. Paralympic medalist. 2017 Pink Dot ambassador. The honorary 50th feature of our Out Of The Closet series is none other than Theresa Goh. Find out more about Singapore’s first ‘out’ athlete.

Meet The Singaporean Youths Fighting Against HIV/AIDs

Dear Straight People, Contrary to popular belief, not every millennial is an apathetic, self-absorbed narcissist obsessed with growing their social media following. Here are 3 Singaporean youths doing their part in the battle against HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases: MR. AJMAL KHAN (AJ): COMING OUT WITH HIV Stigmatisation, and subsequently discriminatory behaviours and attitudes within

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Remembering Edward Chew: Publisher Of OG Magazine

Dear Straight People, Meet Singaporean Edward Chew, publisher of OG (Oriental Guy) magazine. A trailblazer well ahead of his time, Ed is best known for his work through OG magazine. The gay magazine was distributed overseas during the 1990s and ran for 26 issues. Unlike other gay magazines during that time which only featured Caucasian models, OG

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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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Former Chemsex Addict Shares His Harrowing Experience Of Drug Addiction

This candid confession from a former chemsex addict in Singapore will show you just what drug addiction is like.

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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