Tag: AIDs

Out Of The Closet: Laurindo Garcia Shares His Story

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

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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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How My Life Changed When My Best Friend Told Me He Had HIV

Dear Straight People, That Sunday had been ordinary. I was comfortably anchored at my sofa, entertaining the nerd in me with the wits of a Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in her masterpiece, Sarong Party Girl. That peaceful bubble burst prematurely, thanks to the incessant buzzing of my silenced iPhone. Grumpily, I grabbed the phone off the

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Out Of The Closet: Scott Lai Shares His Story

  Dear People, Meet 25-year old Singaporean Scott Lai! Growing up, Scott never really struggled much with his sexuality, largely because he never had the time to pay much thought to it. A competitive swimmer from young, Scott spent a large part of his childhood training in the pool. He would hit the pool at

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