Tag: transgender

Out Of The Closet: Cassandra Thng Shares Her Story

Dear Straight People, Meet 20-year old Singaporean Cassandra Thng – the woman behind the viral ’31 days of Trans Visibility’ project that made headlines on both mainstream and alternative news sites! In the month leading up to International Trans Visibility Day, Cassandra embarked on a mission to shine the spotlight on the trans community and the issues

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Meet The Man Using His Own Savings To Open Up A Home For Homeless Trans Men

Dear Straight People, With mainstream media constantly painting Singapore out to be a first-world country with a world class government, you’d be forgiven for thinking that homelessness doesn’t exist in Singapore. The reality however, isn’t quite as rosy. Due to a lack of social safety nets, the trans community are particularly vulnerable to ending up on the

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Out Of The Closet: Alexander Teh Shares His Story

Dear People, Meet 21 year old Singaporean Alexander Teh… the man behind one of Singapore’s largest trans social groups! It was a spritely Sunday afternoon when I first spotted Alex seated outside a Starbucks outlet. At first glance, Alex seems like any other heavily caffeinated student using the coffeeshop as a study space. But Alex is not

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8 Activists Fighting For Trans Rights Around The World You Should Know About

Dear Straight People, In light of Trans Awareness Month happening this November, we need to talk about the T in LGBT! As a feminist and a member of the LGBT community, it is my obligation to proudly support those fighting for the movement of transgender rights globally. Transphobia is rampant and trans individuals are constantly

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

Dear Millennials, Yes, it’s not easy being LGBT in Singapore. But while Singapore isn’t exactly a very gay-friendly place in 2016, 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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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: 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: Sherry Sherqueshaa Shares Her Story

  Dear People, Meet 24-year old transgender woman Sherry Sherqueshaa… a former sex worker turned activist! From as far back as she could remember, Sherry was always feminine by nature, naturally gravitating towards ‘girly’ activities such as shopping etc. In fact, up till today, Sherry confesses to having a penchant for online shopping and the

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Out Of The Closet: Amy Tashiana Shares Her Story

Dear People, Meet 49-year old Singaporean Amy Tashiana! Born as a male, Amy started identifying herself as a female from the very early age of 8. Even from that very young age, she could sense that having such inclinations would not be socially acceptable and kept that knowledge to herself. It wasn’t till she was

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Dear Straight People, We Are Not Something To Be Tolerated!

Dear Straight People, Lets get something straight. We don’t want you to tolerate us. Neither do we deserve to be  treated as something that needs to be tolerated. Things that should be tolerated instead include stuff like: Fake people Crying Kardashians And Donald Trump But the LGBT community however, definitely doesn’t want, nor does it

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