Category: Gayspiration

Out Of The Closet: Noris aka NORIStar Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 40-year old Singaporean Norisman Mustafa… who is better known by his drag persona as NORIStar. A veteran of almost 20 years in the local drag circuit, Noris is no stranger to the spotlight. Featured in a wide range of publications over the years, Noris just recently scored himself a prominent feature on  The Straits

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Out Of The Closet: Rene Mayo Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 33-year old Filipino Rene Mayo. If you find Rene’s handsome mug familiar, that’s probably because you might have seen him gyrating his way into international stardom when his dance cover of Psy’s smash hit ‘Gentlemen’ went viral online, racking up over a million views within a short space of time. That single

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LGBTQ Singaporeans Share Their Experiences With Discrimination

Dear Straight People, If you think that the LGBTQ community in Singapore has it easy, think again. A group of Singaporeans came forward to share their experiences with discrimination using #HateHurts in a fundraising effort for Oogachaga – Singapore’s ONLY community based counselling centre for the LGBTQ community. (Note: The fundraising effort has ended) 1.

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Out Of The Closet: Alexander Teh Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 21 year old Singaporean Alexander Teh… the man behind one of Singapore’s largest trans social groups! It was a spritely Sunday afternoon when I first spotted Alex seated outside a Starbucks outlet. At first glance, Alex seems like any other heavily caffeinated student using the coffeeshop as a study space. But Alex is not

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8 Activists Fighting For Trans Rights Around The World You Should Know About

Dear Straight People, In light of Trans Awareness Month happening this November, we need to talk about the T in LGBT! As a feminist and a member of the LGBT community, it is my obligation to proudly support those fighting for the movement of transgender rights globally. Transphobia is rampant and trans individuals are constantly

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Out Of The Closet: Kevin Truong Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 34-year old American Kevin Truong, founder of The Gay Men Project – a visual catalog of gay men around the world. It has been 4 years since Kevin set out to create the single largest collection of stories of gay men across the globe. And with over 700 gay men featured across 86 cities

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Out Of The Closet: Faliqh Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Faliqh, an openly gay Malay who used to struggle a lot with reconciling his Islamic faith with his sexuality. Born into a highly religious family, Faliqh was so ridden with guilt over his same-sex attraction that he would often pray to God in a bid to become more ‘normal’. For one

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Out Of The Closet: Jerome Alexander Chan Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean Jerome Alexander Chan. On the surface, Jerome Alexander Chan is a very easy figure to hate on. With his boyish good looks and army of almost 20,000 Instagram followers, Jerome appears to be your typically vapid influencer who has never had to endure any hardships in life. But anyone who has

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6 Openly Queer Indians Share Their Advice On Coming Out

Dear Gay People, Here are 6 incredibly brave Indians based in Singapore who came out, and lived to tell the tale. 1. Patricia (Lesbian) It took me 2 years to come out to tell my family and friends. During those 2 years, I was so afraid of being rejected and being criticised due to the Indian

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Out Of The Closet: Alex Tan Shares His Story

  Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean Alex Tan… who not too long ago, struggled a lot with body image issues. Being gay is hard. But being gay and fat is even harder. Fat shaming is prevalent in the gay community. And if you don’t believe me, just ask Alex Tan. At his heaviest, Alex weighed

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