Tag: activist

Meet The Woman Behind Singapore’s First Legal Guidebook For LGBT Couples

Dear LGBT Couples, The next time you find yourself stumped by a legal issue, there’s no need to trawl through Google in search of answers. Chances are, you’ll be met with lengthy legal jargon that you wouldn’t understand anyway. In an effort to address this gap in resource, a team of LGBT friendly lawyers led by Indulekshmi Rajeswari aka Indu, have taken it

Continue reading
Advertisements

Top 10 Most Read Stories Of 2016

Dear Straight People, As the year draws to a close, let us take the time to recap the top 10 most read stories of 2016 on Dear Straight People. From controversial confessions to touching love stories, here are the top 10 most read stories of 2016! 10. 25 Singaporean Heroes Of The LGBT Community Millennials Don’t

Continue reading

8 Singaporean Millennials Fighting For LGBT Rights Who Deserve More Recognition

Dear People, I’m not quite sure when it happened, but ‘Millennial’ has become a dirty word. As a millennial myself, part of life as a millennial is constantly getting told about how awful my generation is. According to millennial bashers, we’re all supposedly apathetic, spoilt and self-absorbed narcissists obsessed with acquiring more Instagram followers. But contrary

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Out Of The Closet: Sherry Sherqueshaa Shares Her Story

  Dear People, Meet 24-year old transgender woman Sherry Sherqueshaa… a former sex worker turned activist! From as far back as she could remember, Sherry was always feminine by nature, naturally gravitating towards ‘girly’ activities such as shopping etc. In fact, up till today, Sherry confesses to having a penchant for online shopping and the

Continue reading

Out Of The Closet: Darius Zee Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 27-year old Singaporean Darius Zee… a former homophobe turned LGBT rights activist! Darius’ same-sex inclination started when he was only in primary school. However, it wasn’t till he started his secondary school education that his homosexual tendencies became a lot more evident. Darius reflects that: I guess my inclination was only confirmed

Continue reading