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