Category: transgender

12 LGBTQ Singaporeans Share Their Hopes For Singapore

Dear Straight People, We got the talents featured in our recent viral LGBT National Day cover of ‘Home’ to share with us what their hopes for Singapore are. Here is what they said: 1. NORIStar ”I hope that Singaporeans stand tall, be bold and spread the love with one another.” 2. Alexander Teh “My wish

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Out Of The Closet: Cassandra Thng Shares Her Story

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

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5 Sex Workers In Singapore Share Their Inspiring Stories With Us

Dear Gay People, The LGBT community isn’t the only marginalised group in Singapore. Sex workers are one of the most marginalised communities in not just Singapore, but in the world. The only time sex workers get any media attention is when things like rape, drugs or murder are involved. I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting

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Meet The Man Using His Own Savings To Open Up A Home For Homeless Trans Men

Dear Straight People, With mainstream media constantly painting Singapore out to be a first-world country with a world class government, you’d be forgiven for thinking that homelessness doesn’t exist in Singapore. The reality however, isn’t quite as rosy. Due to a lack of social safety nets, the trans community are particularly vulnerable to ending up on the

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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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8 Activists Fighting For Trans Rights Around The World You Should Know About

Dear Straight People, In light of Trans Awareness Month happening this November, we need to talk about the T in LGBT! As a feminist and a member of the LGBT community, it is my obligation to proudly support those fighting for the movement of transgender rights globally. Transphobia is rampant and trans individuals are constantly

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6 Openly Queer Indians Share Their Advice On Coming Out

Dear Gay People, Here are 6 incredibly brave Indians based in Singapore who came out, and lived to tell the tale. 1. Patricia (Lesbian) It took me 2 years to come out to tell my family and friends. During those 2 years, I was so afraid of being rejected and being criticised due to the Indian

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5 Asians Over The Age Of 40 Reflect On How Growing Up LGBT Was Like For Them

Dear Millennials, Yes, it’s not easy being LGBT in Singapore. But while Singapore isn’t exactly a very gay-friendly place in 2016, 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

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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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12 LGBT Asians From Around The World Share Their First Coming Out Experience

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

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