Tag: Voices

‘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 All The Basic Gay Influenzas

Dear Basic Gay Influenzas, I don’t hate you for your unrelated captions and pretentious quotes. Nor do I have an issue with your narcissistic selfies and OOTDs. Because to be fair, influenzas aren’t the only ones who engage in such frivolous behaviour. It’s just one of those millennial things that millennials do – influenza or

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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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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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Meet The Singaporean Youths Fighting Against HIV/AIDs

Dear Straight People, Contrary to popular belief, not every millennial is an apathetic, self-absorbed narcissist obsessed with growing their social media following. Here are 3 Singaporean youths doing their part in the battle against HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases: MR. AJMAL KHAN (AJ): COMING OUT WITH HIV Stigmatisation, and subsequently discriminatory behaviours and attitudes within

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Inside The Underground World Of BDSM In Singapore

The only sound I could hear was the muffled breathing of my own. My hands were tightly bound behind my back. My legs too, were bound in a similar fashion to the chair I was sitting in. My head was strapped and locked in a leather hood, with only two holes for breathing purposes. And

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Dear Gay Men, Getting The Perfect Body Isn’t Everything

Dear Gay Men, We’re a little too obsessed with how we look. Yes, not all of us are muscle chasing gym bunnies. But judging from the abundance of selfies and shirtless pictures of gay men all over Instagram, it’s evident that a significant proportion are. The obsession with physical appearances isn’t merely confined to the virtual

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Dear Gay Millennials, You Need To Stop Obsessing Over Your Instagram Accounts

Dear Gay Millennials, If you’ve ever used hashtags like #cuteboy or #hotasianman, you are not alone. Thanks to Instagram, now anyone with a camera phone can feel like a ‘model’. Gay men in particular, seem to particularly relish it. The result is that we have become a generation of wannabe online models all vying for

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How My Life Changed When My Best Friend Told Me He Had HIV

Dear Straight People, That Sunday had been ordinary. I was comfortably anchored at my sofa, entertaining the nerd in me with the wits of a Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in her masterpiece, Sarong Party Girl. That peaceful bubble burst prematurely, thanks to the incessant buzzing of my silenced iPhone. Grumpily, I grabbed the phone off the

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Confession: I Leaked My Boyfriend’s Nudes Because He Cheated On Me

Dear Gay People, I have a confession: I leaked my boyfriend’s nudes because he cheated on me. A friend once told me that all gay men cheat. I told that friend to f*** off. You see, I absolutely abhor cheaters. I’ve had 2 ex-boyfriends before. Both relationships ended because both of them couldn’t keep their dicks

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