Category: Food For Thought

‘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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Dear Gay Millennials, You Need To Stop Obsessing Over Your Instagram Accounts

Dear Gay Millennials, If you’ve ever used hashtags like #cuteboy or #hotasianman, you are not alone. Thanks to Instagram, now anyone with a camera phone can feel like a ‘model’. Gay men in particular, seem to particularly relish it. The result is that we have become a generation of wannabe online models all vying for

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Confession: I Am Straight… But I Regularly Have Sex With Other Men

A straight man who regularly has sex with other men explains why having gay sex doesn’t make one gay.

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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Find Out What Happens When Straight Couples Get Asked Questions Gay Couples Always Get

Dear Straight People, I’m not sure what it is that compels you to ask same-sex couples intrusive questions, but it’s time someone made you realise just how invasive your questions are. So we decided to gather a couple of very sporting straight couples… And drill them with the kind of questions that same sex couple

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Dear Quah Zheng Wen, Don’t Give Up On That Olympic Dream Just Yet

Dear Quah Zheng Wen, On behalf of Singaporeans everywhere, don’t give up on that Olympic dream just yet. Your deferment from National Service is about to expire come 31st August. But MINDEF still hasn’t received any deferment application from you so far. We may not know you personally. But from the looks of things, it

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An Open Letter To Singaporean Ministers Regarding The Orlando Massacre

    Dear Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thank you for your various statements on the Orlando massacre on your own Facebook pages and the Ministry’s statement. In your carefully worded statement and Facebook postings, you have avoided to state that the deadly violence took place in a gay club where most of

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10 Reasons Why People Need To Stop Hating On Topless Selfies

Dear People,                     To post or not to post? What lame reason should I use to justify my topless selfie? Should I google an inspirational quote as an excuse for my shirtless shot? Those are the questions I ask myself whenever my topless selfie game is on point. And then one day, I started to ask myself

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