Category: Out Of The Closet

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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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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Out Of The Closet: Otto Fong Shares His Story

Meet 48-year old Singaporean Otto Fong, the teacher who sparked a national controversy when he came out in 2007.

Out Of The Closet: Patricia & Sham Share Their Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Miak Siew Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 41-year old Miak Siew… An openly gay pastor in Singapore! Miak is not your typical pastor. And I’m not saying that just because he’s gay. Dressed casually in the typical Singaporean ensemble of a T-shirt and shorts the first time we met, Miak certainly doesn’t fit into traditional notions of how a

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Out Of The Closet: Roy Tan Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Bhas Karan Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Bi Ling Shares Her Story

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!

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Out Of The Closet: Sheni Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Sheni Nedumaran. Sheni is a pansexual. Yes, a pan-sexual. Human sexuality don’t just comprise of hetrosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. Despite the fact that high profile celebrities like Miley Cyrus has come out as pansexual, pansexuality is one of the many other alternative sexualities that don’t receive much media coverage…

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Out Of The Closet: Bryan Choong Shares His Story

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

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