Tag: dear gay people

Out Of The Closet: Laurindo Garcia Shares His Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 44-year old Filipino Laurindo Garcia, a prominent HIV/AIDs activist and the founder of social enterprise the ‘B-Change Group‘. The story you’re about to read is not a new story. In fact, Laurindo’s story has been told numerous times. But it’s a story that I’ve always wanted to cover. One that required me

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Dear Gay Men, Getting The Perfect Body Isn’t Everything

Dear Gay Men, We’re a little too obsessed with how we look. Yes, not all of us are muscle chasing gym bunnies. But judging from the abundance of selfies and shirtless pictures of gay men all over Instagram, it’s evident that a significant proportion are. The obsession with physical appearances isn’t merely confined to the virtual

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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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The Loft Primax: Next Generation Chalet To Check Out Before The Rest Of Singapore Finds Out!

Dear Singaporeans, I’m not sure when it happened. But somewhere along the last decade or so, chalets seem to have gone out of fashion. Thanks to the flurry of boutique hotels popping up all across the island as well as the accompanying rise of hipster culture, chalet gatherings have given way to swanky hotel parties.

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Dear Gay Millennials, You Need To Stop Obsessing Over Your Instagram Accounts

Dear Gay Millennials, If you’ve ever used hashtags like #cuteboy or #hotasianman, you are not alone. Thanks to Instagram, now anyone with a camera phone can feel like a ‘model’. Gay men in particular, seem to particularly relish it. The result is that we have become a generation of wannabe online models all vying for

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16 Sex Workers In Singapore Share Their Inspiring Stories With Us

16 sex workers from all walks of life came forward to share their stories in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Project X – Singapore – the first and only rights-based sex worker organisation in Singapore.