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, The Secret App may have died in 2015. But traces of it can still be found in the virtual realm. Launched in 2014, Secret took the internet by storm when it was first released. By allowing users to post whatever they wanted under the cloak of anonymity, it didn’t take long for the
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 58-year old Singaporean Roy Tan; the unofficial historian of Singapore’s LGBT community. Older than Singapore herself, Roy has personally lived through Singapore’s LGBT history in its entirety. From the birth of Singapore’s first gay disco in an obscure seafood restaurant in the early 1970s to the police entrapment and caning of gay cruisers in
Dear People, I’m not quite sure when it happened, but ‘Millennial’ has become a dirty word. As a millennial myself, part of life as a millennial is constantly getting told about how awful my generation is. According to millennial bashers, we’re all supposedly apathetic, spoilt and self-absorbed narcissists obsessed with acquiring more Instagram followers. But contrary
Dear Straight People, If this video doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, then nothing will. Produced by Ryan Murphy, the Human Rights Campaign released an emotional video tribute to the Orlando Massacre by bringing together 49 Hollywood stars to honour the 49 victims of the tragic Orlando Shootings. Some of the celebrities include openly gay stars
Dear Gay People, If you’ve attended Pink Dot before, this post is going to give you so much feels. If you haven’t, the following 10 funny gifs will give you some valuable insight into how the Pink Dot experience is like for most gay people! 1. You’re greeted by a ridiculously enthusiastic bunch of people
Dear People, Meet 39-year old Singaporean Bryan Choong, the former Executive Director of Singapore’s only community based counselling centre for the LGBT community; Oogachaga. A lifelong activist, Bryan has been championing LGBT rights since his late 20s. A prolific figure within the activist community, Bryan was
Dear People, Meet 30-year old Singaporean Gabriel Lu, founder of The Jock Shop and occasional underwear model. If I had to sum Gabriel up in one word, it would be ‘Confident’. Seated comfortably inside his lush condominium abode, there’s no uncertainty on Gabriel’s end. His voice never wavers. Even when he’s recounting incredibly painful memories
Dear Straight People, Ever wondered whether a gay guy is a top or bottom? Well, the answer to that very popular question that straight people like to bombard gay men with is Source NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Asking us whether we are top or bottom is very intrusive, and frankly, quite rude. So