Tag: coming out story

Out Of The Closet: Rene Mayo Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 33-year old Filipino Rene Mayo. If you find Rene’s handsome mug familiar, that’s probably because you might have seen him gyrating his way into international stardom when his dance cover of Psy’s smash hit ‘Gentlemen’ went viral online, racking up over a million views within a short space of time. That single

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Out Of The Closet: Alexander Teh Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 21 year old Singaporean Alexander Teh… the man behind one of Singapore’s largest trans social groups! It was a spritely Sunday afternoon when I first spotted Alex seated outside a Starbucks outlet. At first glance, Alex seems like any other heavily caffeinated student using the coffeeshop as a study space. But Alex is not

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Out Of The Closet: Indulekshmi Rajeswari Shares Her Story

Indu may currently be married to a man. But that hasn’t changed anything about her sexual identity. She is still very much bisexual.

Out Of The Closet: Anthony Leong Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 26-year old Singaporean Anthony Leong, who has been living with depression for the past 8 years. It may be 2016. But the stigma surrounding depression is still as prevalent as ever. Not many people would openly admit to living with depression. But Anthony is one of the rare few who isn’t afraid of sharing

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Out Of The Closet: Kevin Truong Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 34-year old American Kevin Truong, founder of The Gay Men Project – a visual catalog of gay men around the world. It has been 4 years since Kevin set out to create the single largest collection of stories of gay men across the globe. And with over 700 gay men featured across 86 cities

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Out Of The Closet: Faliqh Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Faliqh, an openly gay Malay who used to struggle a lot with reconciling his Islamic faith with his sexuality. Born into a highly religious family, Faliqh was so ridden with guilt over his same-sex attraction that he would often pray to God in a bid to become more ‘normal’. For one

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Out Of The Closet: Jerome Alexander Chan Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean Jerome Alexander Chan. On the surface, Jerome Alexander Chan is a very easy figure to hate on. With his boyish good looks and army of almost 20,000 Instagram followers, Jerome appears to be your typically vapid influencer who has never had to endure any hardships in life. But anyone who has

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5 Asians Over The Age Of 40 Reflect On How Growing Up LGBT Was Like For Them

Dear Straight People, Yes, it’s not easy being LGBT in Singapore. But while Singapore isn’t exactly a very gay-friendly place, it’s a heck of a lot better now than it was a few decades ago. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear it from the following 5 Singaporeans over the age of 40 who will

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Out Of The Closet: Otto Fong Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 48-year old Singaporean Otto Fong, the teacher who sparked a national controversy when he came out in 2007. It has been almost a decade since Otto first hit the headlines for coming out publicly while still teaching at Raffles Institution. But his story hasn’t lost its relevance, given the fact that no

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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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