Dear Straight People, Yes, it’s not easy being LGBT in Singapore. But while Singapore isn’t exactly a very gay-friendly place, it’s a heck of a lot better now than it was a few decades ago. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear it from the following 5 Singaporeans over the age of 40 who will
Meet 48-year old Singaporean Otto Fong, the teacher who sparked a national controversy when he came out in 2007.
Dear People, Meet 21-year old Australian Kim Ho, writer and star of the viral gay short film ‘The Language Of Love‘. When Kim was just 17, he already achieved more than what most of us could only dream of achieving in our lifetime. His gay short film about falling for your best friend has gone
Dear People, Meet 58-year old Singaporean Roy Tan; the unofficial historian of Singapore’s LGBT community. Older than Singapore herself, Roy has personally lived through Singapore’s LGBT history in its entirety. From the birth of Singapore’s first gay disco in an obscure seafood restaurant in the early 1970s to the police entrapment and caning of gay cruisers in
Dear Straight People, I’ve never met somebody who cared enough about me to cry their heart out for me before. Literally, no one. And to some extent, I wished someone would. Little did I know that when the day arrived that someone did indeed bawl their eyes out for me, I wished they didn’t.
Dear People, Meet 31 year-old Bhas Karan, an ethnic Indian born and bred in Singapore. Being gay in Singapore is hard. But being gay and Indian in Singapore is harder. Sexual racism is prevalent within the gay community. And in Singapore, the group which bears the brunt of it are the gay Indians. Profiles which
Dear Queer People, The only thing more nerve racking than coming out is coming out for the first time. Uncertainty is a scary thing. And it’s exacerbated by the fact that the consequences can be dire should things not pan out as planned. But for many of us, coming out is a rite of passage that
Dear Fellow Millennials, When it comes to the history of our own community, I’m afraid to admit that the vast majority of us know nothing. But there’s no need to get defensive. This isn’t a millennial shaming post. Because truth be told, our ignorance isn’t our fault. We weren’t taught the origins of the LGBT+
fr Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Bi Ling. Contrary to popular belief, one does not need to have a drama filled life to get a feature on the Out Of The Closet series. Bi Ling didn’t experience any adverse reactions when she came out. In fact, her coming out journey has been relatively smooth!
Dear People, Meet 39-year old Singaporean Bryan Choong, the former Executive Director of Singapore’s only community based counselling centre for the LGBT community; Oogachaga. A lifelong activist, Bryan has been championing LGBT rights since his late 20s. A prolific figure within the activist community, Bryan was