Tag: lgbt issues

Confession: I’m Hooked Onto Chemsex And I Don’t Know How To Stop

Dear Gay People, I’m so hooked onto chemsex that I can no longer get off on regular sex. It all started a couple of years ago. I was feeling horny and decided to get on Grindr in the hopes of finding someone to relieve me of my raging hormones. Not long after, I got lucky and

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How My Life Changed When My Best Friend Told Me He Had HIV

Dear Straight People, That Sunday had been ordinary. I was comfortably anchored at my sofa, entertaining the nerd in me with the wits of a Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in her masterpiece, Sarong Party Girl. That peaceful bubble burst prematurely, thanks to the incessant buzzing of my silenced iPhone. Grumpily, I grabbed the phone off the

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Out Of The Closet: Miak Siew Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Bhas Karan Shares His Story

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

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12 LGBT Asians From Around The World Share Their First Coming Out Experience

Dear Queer People, The only thing more nerve racking than coming out is coming out for the first time.  Uncertainty is a scary thing. And it’s exacerbated by the fact that the consequences can be dire should things not pan out as planned. But for many of us, coming out is a rite of passage that

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Out Of The Closet: Sherry Sherqueshaa Shares Her Story

  Dear People, Meet 24-year old transgender woman Sherry Sherqueshaa… a former sex worker turned activist! From as far back as she could remember, Sherry was always feminine by nature, naturally gravitating towards ‘girly’ activities such as shopping etc. In fact, up till today, Sherry confesses to having a penchant for online shopping and the

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Out Of The Closet: Scott Lai Shares His Story

  Dear People, Meet 25-year old Singaporean Scott Lai! Growing up, Scott never really struggled much with his sexuality, largely because he never had the time to pay much thought to it. A competitive swimmer from young, Scott spent a large part of his childhood training in the pool. He would hit the pool at

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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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