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Confessions Of An Ageing Formerly ‘Popular’ Gay Guy

This candid confession from a formerly high-profile gay guy will grant you a rare insight into the kind of issues that plague ageing gay men.

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What It Was Like Attending A Gay Camp In Singapore

For those of you looking to meet other gay, bi and queer men in a non-alcoholic real life setting, this candid reflection will provide you with a rare insight into what goes on at SGRainbow’s annual gay camp.

An Open Letter On Why The Thai Hotel Letter Against Ladyboys Is Offensive

Dear Straight People, Representing my LGBT organisation recently at a family-themed, community event organised by the National Youth Council, I was faced with some members of the audience who referred to homosexuality as a “brokenness”, claimed a gay couple is “not a family”, & that LGBT people are “broken”. Despite being a visible member of

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7 Reasons Basic Bitches Are In A Relationship Before You

Dear Gay Singletons, It can be a daily struggle with the number of basic couples swamping our News Feeds with their simple celebrations of having found another village bitch to spend the next three weeks of their life in love with. But regardless, we question, how did they meet someone before me?  Are they actually a bigger catch

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Inside The Phenomenon Of Gay Men With No Platonic Friends

Dear Gay People, It was early morning when I went to use the bathroom and heard ball-slapping and the farm-like groans of my flatmate Mitch. I was curious as to exactly who was having sex when there was only him and his ‘best friend’ here. There must’ve been a mistake. A missing link. Unless going

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14 Singaporeans React To That ‘Gay Tank Top’

Dear Straight People, In this opinion piece, I hope to begin a national conversation by giving the responses of different Singaporeans to my tank top. I met them in various public spaces, mostly cafés and restaurants, in the course of the week after my Facebook post about the complaint went viral. They are not a

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Jee Responds To The ‘Gay Tank Top’ SAFRA Saga Going Viral – We Just Want Fair Treatment

Dear Straight People, It feels strange to call you ‘Straight People’, because you are so much more than your sexual orientation. You are grandfathers, mothers, nephews, teachers, fire fighters, bartenders, stamp collectors, knitting enthusiasts, and lovers of curry laksa. Sexual orientation is a vital part of who we are, but it’s only one part. In

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‘I Am Not Angry’ – A Foreigner’s Perspective On Being Barred From Attending Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, This is me at my first Pink Dot, having been in Singapore less than a year. I had left a large group of friends back home and felt isolated and lonely for the first time in years, finding it hard to make quality connections. Where was the Singapore LGBTQ community? Where were

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An Open Letter To All The Basic Gay Influenzas

Dear Basic Gay Influenzas, I don’t hate you for your unrelated captions and pretentious quotes. Nor do I have an issue with your narcissistic selfies and OOTDs. Because to be fair, influenzas aren’t the only ones who engage in such frivolous behaviour. It’s just one of those millennial things that millennials do – influenza or

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3 Former Chemsex Addicts Share Their Advice On Overcoming Drug Addiction

Dear Straight People, After watching our recent video that shone the spotlight on chemsex addiction in Asia, a group of former chemsex addicts have very gamely stepped forward to share with us some useful advice on overcoming drug addiction. Linus, 36 For those who have never taken a drug in their lives, my advice is simply not

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