Category: Food For Thought

Inside The Lonely World Of Parents Of Gay Children

In this interview with a mother of a gay son, we examine the loneliness and struggle that parents of LGBT children often face.

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The Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Pens An Open Letter In Support Of Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, I was recently asked by the founders of the Pink Dot movement to write something to commemorate the tenth edition of Pink Dot. It was 6 years ago that I wrote Some Day, a short essay on the gay rights movement in Singapore. I related it to my own experience with the

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An Open Letter To Both Sides From A Gay, Christian Go-Go Dancer

My ultimate hope is that Christians and the LGBT community can build bridges with one another first and have that supersede the complexity of their differing views.

Examining The Hypocrisy Of Gay Liberals: Sharing Tom Daley’s Nudes

In an era post-Harvey Weinstein, where sexual harassment of women will no longer be tolerated, why are gay men still sharing Tom Daley’s leaked nudes?

Confessions Of An Ageing Formerly ‘Popular’ Gay Guy

This candid confession from a formerly high-profile gay guy will grant you a rare insight into the kind of issues that plague ageing gay men.

Inside The Phenomenon Of Gay Men With No Platonic Friends

Dear Gay People, It was early morning when I went to use the bathroom and heard ball-slapping and the farm-like groans of my flatmate Mitch. I was curious as to exactly who was having sex when there was only him and his ‘best friend’ here. There must’ve been a mistake. A missing link. Unless going

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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 All The Basic Gay Influenzas

Dear Basic Gay Influenzas, I don’t hate you for your unrelated captions and pretentious quotes. Nor do I have an issue with your narcissistic selfies and OOTDs. Because to be fair, influenzas aren’t the only ones who engage in such frivolous behaviour. It’s just one of those millennial things that millennials do – influenza or

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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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