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.
In 2015, we launched the Out Of The Closet series and since then, we’ve published over 60 different coming out stories.
Almost 5 years on, here are our top 10 most read coming out stories of all time!
Dear Straight People, We got the talents featured in our recent viral LGBT National Day cover of ‘Home’ to share with us what their hopes for Singapore are. Here is what they said: 1. NORIStar ”I hope that Singaporeans stand tall, be bold and spread the love with one another.” 2. Alexander Teh “My wish
Dear People, Meet 33-year old Filipino Rene Mayo. If you find Rene’s handsome mug familiar, that’s probably because you might have seen him gyrating his way into international stardom when his dance cover of Psy’s smash hit ‘Gentlemen’ went viral online, racking up over a million views within a short space of time. That single
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 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 ‘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
Dear People, Meet 24-year old Patricia and 31-year old transman Sham… one of the most inspirational couples you’ll ever read about. Relationships are never easy. And every couple would have had their fair share of obstacles to contend with. But the challenges that Patricia and Sham have had to face are not your typical Elite
Dear Straight People, I’ve never met somebody who cared enough about me to cry their heart out for me before. Literally, no one. And to some extent, I wished someone would. Little did I know that when the day arrived that someone did indeed bawl their eyes out for me, I wished they didn’t.
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