Tag: Pink Dot

Meet The Man Behind ‘Older Singaporeans: We Accept Gay People’

Dear Straight People, David Reddy is a name that probably doesn’t ring much of a bell for you. But chances are, you’ve seen his work. Over the past few months, David Reddy’s videos have gone viral in a country where the recent debate over repealing the anti- gay law 377A has grown increasingly ugly. His

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An Open Letter To Everyone Who Thinks Section 377A Doesn’t Affect Them

Growing up with Section 377A has made Singaporeans incapable of imagining a better, more inclusive Singapore.

But it’s time we stop making do with what we have and start working for a Singapore where people are free to be themselves. 

Out Of The Closet: Leslie Kee Shares His Story

If I had to sum up the next feature of the Out Of The Closet series in just one word, it would have to be ‘dreamer’. For a country that prizes pragmatism over passion, it’s rare to find idealists from Singapore. But that’s exactly what my next interviewee is. The man may be almost half a century

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The Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Pens An Open Letter In Support Of Pink Dot

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

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Jee Responds To The ‘Gay Tank Top’ SAFRA Saga Going Viral – We Just Want Fair Treatment

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

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‘I Am Not Angry’ – A Foreigner’s Perspective On Being Barred From Attending Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, This is me at my first Pink Dot, having been in Singapore less than a year. I had left a large group of friends back home and felt isolated and lonely for the first time in years, finding it hard to make quality connections. Where was the Singapore LGBTQ community? Where were

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An Open Letter To Those Bent On Destroying Pink Dot

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

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Out Of The Closet: Theresa Goh Shares Her Story

National swimmer. Paralympic medalist. 2017 Pink Dot ambassador. The honorary 50th feature of our Out Of The Closet series is someone who needs little introduction. Dear Straight People, Meet 30-year old Singaporean Theresa Goh – Singapore’s FIRST ‘out’ athlete! A world record holder for the SB4 50 metres and 200 metres breaststroke, Theresa is best known for clinching

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Interview With Pink Dot Ambassadors: Nathan Hartono, Theresa Goh & Ebi Shankara

  Dear Straight People, In light of the politically charged climate of 2017, it’s safe to say that more attention than ever will be heaped on the Pink Dot ambassadors this year. So it’s highly commendable that singer Nathan Hartono, para-swimmer Theresa Goh and actor Ebi Shankara have stepped up to take on the role

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Fabulous Baker Boy Review: Singapore’s Most Pro-LGBT Bakery Cafe

Dear Foodies, I think we may have just discovered Singapore’s most LGBT-friendly cafe! Hidden amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park is The Fabulous Baker Boy, an all-day bakery cafe that has amassed quite the reputation for its ability to bake fabulous treats. Located just a stone’s throw away from Clarke Quay MRT station,

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