After single-handedly running Dear Straight People for over 2 years and interviewing over 50 queer individuals, the founder of Dear Straight People has decided to share his own story.
In 2015, we launched the Out Of The Closet series and since then, we’ve published over 60 different coming out stories.
Almost 5 years on, here are our top 10 most read coming out stories of all time!
Dear Straight People, Meet 40-year old Singaporean *Mark, a former chemsex addict who hopes to inspire change by sharing his story. At first glance, Mark doesn’t seem like the type of person you would typically associate with drug addiction. He is highly educated, well-built and holds a stable job in the research sector. In short, Mark is
The only sound I could hear was the muffled breathing of my own. My hands were tightly bound behind my back. My legs too, were bound in a similar fashion to the chair I was sitting in. My head was strapped and locked in a leather hood, with only two holes for breathing purposes. And
Dear Gay Men, We’re a little too obsessed with how we look. Yes, not all of us are muscle chasing gym bunnies. But judging from the abundance of selfies and shirtless pictures of gay men all over Instagram, it’s evident that a significant proportion are. The obsession with physical appearances isn’t merely confined to the virtual
Dear Straight People, Meet 32-year old Malaysian Jack Lim, whose story brought actual tears to my eyes. As I listen to Jack recall his story over a video phone call from his apartment in Kuala Lumpur, I can’t help but tear up a bit. This man is an absolute inspiration. Forced out of his home at
Dear Aspiring Artists, For the record, it doesn’t take much to capture our attention. Featuring a same-sex couple in a music video alone would have been sufficient. So when Ysa Yaneza showed us her sizzling music video for her debut single ‘Tea’, featuring what looked like a full fledged orgy filled with gay and lesbian
Dear Straight People, Meet 27-year old Taiwanese Whyan Chen, a popular dancer and choreographer who has worked alongside Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai! No stranger to the limelight, Whyan is best known for competing in the Chinese edition of the hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance in 2014. As a founding member of the popular gender bending
Dear Straight People, Meet 29-year old Singaporean Isaac Chan, more popularly known by his stage name DJ Zack C! A familiar face in the local gay party scene, Isaac has spun for plenty of LGBT friendly parties across the nation. Despite his numerous gigs in clubs ranging from Zouk to Attica, Isaac is still heavily associated with PLAY – the iconic gay club
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