Tag: coming out

Inside The Lonely World Of Parents Of Gay Children

In this interview with a mother of a gay son, we examine the loneliness and struggle that parents of LGBT children often face.

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Out Of The Closet: Xuan Shares His Story

Two years ago, Dear Straight People published Xuan’s coming out story. A few weeks later, we had to take the story down as it was causing him too much tension at home.

A perfect example of how there are still a lot of forces out there who want to silence queer voices, Xuan has very bravely decided to come out again in the hopes of inspiring others like him.

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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Meet Kim Ho: Star Of The Viral Heartwarming Gay Video About Falling For Your Best Friend

Dear People, Meet 21-year old Australian Kim Ho, writer and star of the viral gay short film ‘The Language Of Love‘. When Kim was just 17, he already achieved more than what most of us could only dream of achieving in our lifetime. His gay short film about falling for your best friend has gone

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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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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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I Came Out To My Granny And… She Told Me To See A Doctor

  Dear Straight People, I’ve never met somebody who cared enough about me to  cry their heart out for me before. Literally, no one. And to some extent, I wished someone would. Little did I know that when the day arrived that someone did indeed bawl their eyes out for me, I wished they didn’t.

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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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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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