Tag: out of the closet

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 Singaporeans Reflect On The Difficulties Of Growing Up LGBT In Singapore

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

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Out Of The Closet: Bi Ling Shares Her Story

fr Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Bi Ling. Contrary to popular belief, one does not need to have a drama filled life to get a feature on the Out Of The Closet series. Bi Ling didn’t experience any adverse reactions when she came out. In fact, her coming out journey has been relatively smooth!

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Out Of The Closet: Sheni Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 28-year old Singaporean Sheni Nedumaran. Sheni is a pansexual. Yes, a pan-sexual. Human sexuality don’t just comprise of hetrosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. Despite the fact that high profile celebrities like Miley Cyrus has come out as pansexual, pansexuality is one of the many other alternative sexualities that don’t receive much media coverage…

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Out Of The Closet: Bryan Choong Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Gabriel Lu Shares His Story

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

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Out Of The Closet: Olivia Chiong Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 36 year-old Singaporean PR Olivia Chiong… and the rest of her adorable brood that make up the Chiongs The Chiongs are not your typical Singaporean family. They consist of Olivia, her wife Irene, and their adorable 3-year old daughter Zoey. Together, this awesome threesome make up the Chiongs, and they are a part

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Out Of The Closet: Ayden Constantine Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 23-year old Singaporean trans man, Ayden Constantine Kwan Lu Ting. At first glance, Ayden comes across as just another typical Singaporean male. He’s obsessed with Liverpool FC, has a deep manly voice, and has a penchant for fast cars. Few would have guessed that Ayden isn’t your typical Singaporean male. And I’m

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Out Of The Closet: Eugene Tan aka Becca D’Bus Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 38-year old Singaporean Eugene Tan… who also happens to be the man behind one of Singapore’s most prolific drag queens; Becca D’Bus. Fierce, flamboyant and colourful, Becca D’Bus needs little introduction. A renowned name within the local drag circuit, Becca D’Bus has been featured in numerous media publications. And when one considers

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20 Openly Gay Asians Share Their Advice On Coming Out

Dear Gay People, To come out or not to come out? That’s the million dollar question we all have to face eventually. But it’s a question that has no right answer. And as you ponder over this issue, it’s likely that your answer will change with each passing day. It’s a big decision to make. And

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