Dear Straight People, I was recently asked by the founders of the Pink Dot movement to write something to commemorate the tenth edition of Pink Dot. It was 6 years ago that I wrote Some Day, a short essay on the gay rights movement in Singapore. I related it to my own experience with the
Tag: Opinion Piece
My ultimate hope is that Christians and the LGBT community can build bridges with one another first and have that supersede the complexity of their differing views.
In an era post-Harvey Weinstein, where sexual harassment of women will no longer be tolerated, why are gay men still sharing Tom Daley’s leaked nudes?
This candid confession from a formerly high-profile gay guy will grant you a rare insight into the kind of issues that plague ageing gay men.
Dear Gay Singletons, It can be a daily struggle with the number of basic couples swamping our News Feeds with their simple celebrations of having found another village bitch to spend the next three weeks of their life in love with. But regardless, we question, how did they meet someone before me? Are they actually a bigger catch
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 Straight People, In this opinion piece, I hope to begin a national conversation by giving the responses of different Singaporeans to my tank top. I met them in various public spaces, mostly cafés and restaurants, in the course of the week after my Facebook post about the complaint went viral. They are not a
Dear Straight People, It feels strange to call you ‘Straight People’, because you are so much more than your sexual orientation. You are grandfathers, mothers, nephews, teachers, fire fighters, bartenders, stamp collectors, knitting enthusiasts, and lovers of curry laksa. Sexual orientation is a vital part of who we are, but it’s only one part. In
Dear Basic Gay Influenzas, I don’t hate you for your unrelated captions and pretentious quotes. Nor do I have an issue with your narcissistic selfies and OOTDs. Because to be fair, influenzas aren’t the only ones who engage in such frivolous behaviour. It’s just one of those millennial things that millennials do – influenza or
Dear you, You don’t like Pink Dot. We understand that. Nobody expects you to like something against your will. So don’t come. But you do. And you come not merely to observe, but with the intention to cause trouble. You bring your friends. You sing hymns at the perimeter of Hong Lim Park one day