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An Open Letter To Both Sides From A Gay, Christian Go-Go Dancer

My ultimate hope is that Christians and the LGBT community can build bridges with one another first and have that supersede the complexity of their differing views.

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Out Of The Closet: Jay Lin Shares His Story

YES, there are gay parents in Asia! Read the story of how Jay Lin started his own family right here in Asia and built a gay Asian version of Netflix called Gagaoolala.

Out Of The Closet: Maitri & Krys Share Their Story

Meet Maitri and Krys – a same-sex Singaporean couple who overcame the odds to get married in Thailand in a ceremony ordained by monks.

Out Of The Closet: Xuan Shares His Story

Two years ago, Dear Straight People published Xuan’s coming out story. A few weeks later, we had to take the story down as it was causing him too much tension at home.

A perfect example of how there are still a lot of forces out there who want to silence queer voices, Xuan has very bravely decided to come out again in the hopes of inspiring others like him.

Out Of The Closet: Lewis Loh aka LEW Shares His Story

Bisexual artist Lewis shares with us why he isn’t afraid of being ‘out’ despite the possible repercussions his sexuality might have on his showbiz career.

Out Of The Closet: Sean Foo Shares His Story

After single-handedly running Dear Straight People for over 2 years and interviewing over 50 queer individuals, the founder of Dear Straight People has decided to share his own story.

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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Out Of The Closet: Desmond & Onn Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, I’ve never believed in love at first sight. Such Disney like fantasies have always seemed like quite a stretch for me. But that’s exactly what happened to 53-year old Wong Yung Onn-Perry (Onn) and his 39-year old partner of 10 years, Desmond Charles Perry-Wong (Des). A decade ago, a chance encounter at Century Square

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Remembering Edward Chew: Publisher Of OG Magazine

Dear Straight People, Meet Singaporean Edward Chew, publisher of OG (Oriental Guy) magazine. A trailblazer well ahead of his time, Ed is best known for his work through OG magazine. The gay magazine was distributed overseas during the 1990s and ran for 26 issues. Unlike other gay magazines during that time which only featured Caucasian models, OG

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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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