Two years ago, Dear Straight People published Xuan’s coming out story. A few weeks later, we had to take the story down as it was causing him too much tension at home.
A perfect example of how there are still a lot of forces out there who want to silence queer voices, Xuan has very bravely decided to come out again in the hopes of inspiring others like him.
Bisexual artist Lewis shares with us why he isn’t afraid of being ‘out’ despite the possible repercussions his sexuality might have on his showbiz career.
After single-handedly running Dear Straight People for over 2 years and interviewing over 50 queer individuals, the founder of Dear Straight People has decided to share his own story.
It’s been 2 years since we launched the Out Of The Closet series and since then, we’ve published over 50 different coming out stories.
2 years on, here are our top 10 most read coming out stories of all time!
Dear Straight People, I’ve never believed in love at first sight. Such Disney like fantasies have always seemed like quite a stretch for me. But that’s exactly what happened to 53-year old Wong Yung Onn-Perry (Onn) and his 39-year old partner of 10 years, Desmond Charles Perry-Wong (Des). A decade ago, a chance encounter at Century Square
National swimmer. Paralympic medalist. 2017 Pink Dot ambassador. The honorary 50th feature of our Out Of The Closet series is someone who needs little introduction. Dear Straight People, Meet 30-year old Singaporean Theresa Goh – Singapore’s FIRST ‘out’ athlete! A world record holder for the SB4 50 metres and 200 metres breaststroke, Theresa is best known for clinching
Dear Straight People, Meet 44-year old Filipino Laurindo Garcia, a prominent HIV/AIDs activist and the founder of social enterprise the ‘B-Change Group‘. The story you’re about to read is not a new story. In fact, Laurindo’s story has been told numerous times. But it’s a story that I’ve always wanted to cover. One that required me
Dear Straight People, Meet 32-year old Malaysian Jack Lim, whose story brought actual tears to my eyes. As I listen to Jack recall his story over a video phone call from his apartment in Kuala Lumpur, I can’t help but tear up a bit. This man is an absolute inspiration. Forced out of his home at
Dear Straight People, Meet 20-year old Singaporean Cassandra Thng – the woman behind the viral ’31 days of Trans Visibility’ project that made headlines on both mainstream and alternative news sites! In the month leading up to International Trans Visibility Day, Cassandra embarked on a mission to shine the spotlight on the trans community and the issues
Dear Straight People, Meet 35-year old Sean Chin and his 29-year old boyfriend of 5 years Edmund Chan. On the surface, there’s nothing particularly striking about Sean and Edmund. They don’t have a sob story to share. Nor are they an Instafamous couple with a formidable online following. But speaking from the perspective of an increasingly