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3 Major Events In Singapore’s LGBT+ History You Won’t Learn In Textbooks

From Singapore’s own Stonewall event to an entrapment exercise that publicly humiliated 12 men, here are 3 major events in Singapore’s LGBT+ history you won’t learn in textbooks.

5 Asians Over The Age Of 40 Reflect On How Growing Up LGBT Was Like For Them

Dear Straight People, Yes, it’s not easy being LGBT in Singapore. But while Singapore isn’t exactly a very gay-friendly place, it’s a heck of a lot better now than it was a few decades ago. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear it from the following 5 Singaporeans over the age of 40 who will

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Out Of The Closet: Roy Tan Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 58-year old Singaporean Roy Tan; the unofficial historian of Singapore’s LGBT community. Older than Singapore herself, Roy has personally lived through Singapore’s LGBT history in its entirety. From the birth of Singapore’s first gay disco in an obscure seafood restaurant in the early 1970s to the police entrapment and caning of gay cruisers in

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