In a world of coronavirus, Pride Month is still as relevant as ever. Global pandemic or not, acceptance, equality and diversity are all important hallmarks of society. Pride Month fights for these values, and so much more.
8 Singaporeans share their experiences with Dear Straight People on their everyday LGBT discrimination in Singapore.
Dear Straight People, Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community exists in Singapore. And sometimes, it comes from those closest to you – your family and friends. From anecdotes of being kicked out of the family home to losing friends of over a decade, here are 12 stories of discrimination that happened in Singapore. 1. Anastasia Lim
This true story from a young doctor shows that homophobia can still be found within segments of the highly esteemed medical community.
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
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.
Dear People, Meet 24-year old Patricia and 31-year old transman Sham… one of the most inspirational couples you’ll ever read about. Relationships are never easy. And every couple would have had their fair share of obstacles to contend with. But the challenges that Patricia and Sham have had to face are not your typical Elite
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
Dear Straight People, Now that your petition against Adam Lambert has obviously failed since Adam’s still scheduled to perform at the New Year Eve’s countdown party, here are some other super gay things about Singapore to petition against instead! 1. The colour of our IC Frankly, I’m quite surprised no homophobes with too much
Dear Straight People, For years and years, you lot have been preaching that homosexuality is a choice and for years and years, the gay community has vehemently denied it. Since this debate isn’t reaching a consensus anytime soon, I’m going to throw in the towel because I’m tired of arguing with you. Fine I admit