Tag: coming out story

Out Of The Closet: Jack Lim Shares His Story

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

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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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Out Of The Closet: Sean & Edmund Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 35-year old Sean Chin and his 29-year old boyfriend of 5 years Edmund Chan. On the surface, there’s nothing particularly striking about Sean and Edmund. They don’t have a sob story to share. Nor are they an Instafamous couple with a formidable online following. But speaking from the perspective of an increasingly

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Out Of The Closet: Whyan Chen Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Isaac Chan Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Jono Kwan Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, You may find this hard to believe. But not too long ago, the strapping young hunk with the ripped physique on the right of the collage above was actually the scrawny kid who spent most of his time by himself. With an army of almost 30,000 Instagram followers, it’s hard to fathom

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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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Out Of The Closet: Huey & David Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, Once upon a time not too long ago, publicly acknowledging a same-sex relationship would have been unfathomable for most gay couples. These days however, publicly open same-sex couples are a dime a dozen. From YouTube to Instagram, the internet is crawling with openly gay couples. And one such couple that caught our

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Out Of The Closet: Daryl Yang Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean Daryl Yang. Anyone who has ever subscribed to the notion that millennials are all apathetic social media addicts has obviously never met Daryl. Not your typical selfie-stick wielding millennial, Daryl is one of the most prominent student activists in the local LGBT rights movement today. Actively involved in various LGBT community

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Out Of The Closet: Noris aka NORIStar Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 40-year old Singaporean Norisman Mustafa… who is better known by his drag persona as NORIStar. A veteran of almost 20 years in the local drag circuit, Noris is no stranger to the spotlight. Featured in a wide range of publications over the years, Noris just recently scored himself a prominent feature on  The Straits

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