This candid piece from a 25-year old gay Singaporean reveals how lonely and isolating it can be for guys who don’t fit into the mould of the insta-famous gays.
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If Instagram is to be believed, gay friendship is mostly muscled, tanned men smiling topless on the beach or in a club surrounded by an armour of hashtags. I figured that explained my struggle. I am shy, ugly and vegan, all of which pose a serious threat to anyone wanting to gain likes with the likes of #gaycute #gayhunk #gayhot.
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.
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
Dear People, Meet 21-year old Australian Kim Ho, writer and star of the viral gay short film ‘The Language Of Love‘. When Kim was just 17, he already achieved more than what most of us could only dream of achieving in our lifetime. His gay short film about falling for your best friend has gone
Dear Gay People, Meet the breakout star of Singapore’s latest gay film about infidelity in the gay scene – Lokies Khan. ‘Hurt’ hasn’t even been made publicly available on YouTube yet. But it has already produced a breakout star in the form of 24-year old Lokies Khan. After making its premier at Tantric Bar
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
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 People, Meet 31 year-old Bhas Karan, an ethnic Indian born and bred in Singapore. Being gay in Singapore is hard. But being gay and Indian in Singapore is harder. Sexual racism is prevalent within the gay community. And in Singapore, the group which bears the brunt of it are the gay Indians. Profiles which
Dear Straight People, There’s no need for you to walk in our shoes to find out how life was like for us growing up. Sure, walking a mile in our shoes might help you understand us better. But we have a much better alternative for you. We asked 12 Singaporean members of the LGBT community