Category: Out Of The Closet

Out Of The Closet: Adrian Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Almost 20 years ago, Paddy Chew made history by becoming the first Singaporean to publicly come out as an AIDs patient. Since then, only two others have dared to follow in his footsteps; Avin Tan in 2012 and AJ in 2016. It may be 2017 but HIV and AIDs continues to be plagued

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Out Of The Closet: Huey & David Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, Once upon a time not too long ago, publicly acknowledging a same-sex relationship would have been unfathomable for most gay couples. These days however, publicly open same-sex couples are a dime a dozen. From YouTube to Instagram, the internet is crawling with openly gay couples. And one such couple that caught our

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Out Of The Closet: Daryl Yang Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean Daryl Yang. Anyone who has ever subscribed to the notion that millennials are all apathetic social media addicts has obviously never met Daryl. Not your typical selfie-stick wielding millennial, Daryl is one of the most prominent student activists in the local LGBT rights movement today. Actively involved in various LGBT community

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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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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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Out Of The Closet: Indulekshmi Rajeswari Shares Her Story

Indu may currently be married to a man. But that hasn’t changed anything about her sexual identity. She is still very much bisexual.

Out Of The Closet: Anthony Leong Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 26-year old Singaporean Anthony Leong, who has been living with depression for the past 8 years. It may be 2016. But the stigma surrounding depression is still as prevalent as ever. Not many people would openly admit to living with depression. But Anthony is one of the rare few who isn’t afraid of sharing

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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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