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What It Was Like Attending A Gay Camp In Singapore

For those of you looking to meet other gay, bi and queer men in a non-alcoholic real life setting, this candid reflection will provide you with a rare insight into what goes on at SGRainbow’s annual gay camp.

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Interview With Cast Of LGBT Musical ‘FUN HOME’ – Adrian Pang, Benjamin Kheng & Monique Wilson

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, Adrian Pang, Benjamin Kheng and Monique Wilson share with us what it’s like starring in the groundbreaking LGBT musical packed with drama and comedy about a young woman’s journey of self-discovery.

An Open Letter On Why The Thai Hotel Letter Against Ladyboys Is Offensive

Dear Straight People, Representing my LGBT organisation recently at a family-themed, community event organised by the National Youth Council, I was faced with some members of the audience who referred to homosexuality as a “brokenness”, claimed a gay couple is “not a family”, & that LGBT people are “broken”. Despite being a visible member of

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Out Of The Closet: Sean Foo Shares His Story

After single-handedly running Dear Straight People for over 2 years and interviewing over 50 queer individuals, the founder of Dear Straight People has decided to share his own story.

12 LGBTQ Singaporeans Share Their Hopes For Singapore

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

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14 Singaporeans React To That ‘Gay Tank Top’

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

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Out Of The Closet: Desmond & Onn Share Their Story

Dear Straight People, I’ve never believed in love at first sight. Such Disney like fantasies have always seemed like quite a stretch for me. But that’s exactly what happened to 53-year old Wong Yung Onn-Perry (Onn) and his 39-year old partner of 10 years, Desmond Charles Perry-Wong (Des). A decade ago, a chance encounter at Century Square

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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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3 Former Chemsex Addicts Share Their Advice On Overcoming Drug Addiction

Dear Straight People, After watching our recent video that shone the spotlight on chemsex addiction in Asia, a group of former chemsex addicts have very gamely stepped forward to share with us some useful advice on overcoming drug addiction. Linus, 36 For those who have never taken a drug in their lives, my advice is simply not

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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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