Tag: food for thought

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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Dear Gay People, Please Stop Hating On Gay Trump Supporters

Dear Gay People, The only thing more surprising than Trump’s shock  victory is the amount of hate spewing out of the keyboards of gay Clinton supporters. For a community that espouses the virtues of freedom of speech, it’s shocking to see so much hate spill out from the very community that campaigns on a platform of

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Opinion: I’m In An Open Relationship & There’s Absolutely Nothing Wrong With It

Dear Gay People, My name is Otto Fong and I have been in an open relationship with my partner Han for the past 16 years. What I am about to say is probably going to earn me a lot of hate. But I believe it’s time someone in the gay community address the elephant in

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8 Pro-LGBT Companies In Singapore That Do More Than Just Talk About Inclusivity

Dear ‘Pro-LGBT’ Companies, Showing support for the LGBT community entails more than just including fancy words such as ‘inclusivity’ and ‘diversity’ in your carefully constructed PR statements. In an age where politically correct words like ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusivity’ are thrown around to the point of exhaustion, their ubiquity has pretty much eroded their meaning. While these

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Meet The Man Behind Singapore’s Latest Gay Film About Infidelity In The Gay Scene

Dear Gay People, Do you know what’s the biggest lie about love? It’s that ‘Love conquers all‘. Or at least, that seems to be the general consensus in the gay community. The notion that gay relationships don’t last long is a stereotype that ‘pro-family’ homophobes seem to be particularly fond of. And while there are plenty

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An Open Letter To Singaporean Ministers Regarding The Orlando Massacre

    Dear Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thank you for your various statements on the Orlando massacre on your own Facebook pages and the Ministry’s statement. In your carefully worded statement and Facebook postings, you have avoided to state that the deadly violence took place in a gay club where most of

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10 Reasons Why People Need To Stop Hating On Topless Selfies

Dear People,                     To post or not to post? What lame reason should I use to justify my topless selfie? Should I google an inspirational quote as an excuse for my shirtless shot? Those are the questions I ask myself whenever my topless selfie game is on point. And then one day, I started to ask myself

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Asking For Equal Treatment Isn’t Being Greedy, It’s Being Reasonable!

Dear Straight People, The LGBT community has been called many things. We have been labelled as being mentally ill, derided for being hedonistic and more recently, accused of being greedy. In fact, it’s not just the straight community that has accused the LGBT right activists of being greedy. Singapore’s most prominent gay celebrity Kumar himself has

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Why We Need To Stop Adding Letters To The ‘LGBT’ Term

Dear Gay People, Once upon a time, we were simply known as the LGBT community and everyone was happy. The LGBT acronym was effective in the sense that it was easy to remember, received widespread acceptance and managed to cover a sufficiently broad spectrum of sexual orientations (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). Unfortunately, the LGBT term

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If You Are A Cynic Over The #PrayForParis Movement, Then You Should Read This!

Dear People, Just like the rest of you, I too have been caught up in the social media storm that has erupted in the aftermath of the horrific Paris terror attacks that occurred on the 13th of November. So I’m going to take a break from writing about LGBT related issues for once and instead,

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