With a guaranteed place in Singapore’s political history as the country’s first openly-gay election candidate, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha talks about his life before politics. Originally published in Element Magazine.
It’s been a busy month for Tom Daley. For the British diver who has spent much of the last few years in the spotlight, the young lad has just entered a new media swarm as he announced he was in a relationship with a man.
From 3 to 20 July 2013, Singapore-based theatre group Wild Rice is staging a festival of works by bad-ass playwright and political commentator Alfian Sa’at, with a particular focus on his landmark gay play Dreamplay: Asian Boys Vol. I.
Meet 20-year-old gay activist and mountain climber Cason Crane, who has raised US$100,000 for the Trevor Project which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youths in the US, by climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Iron Chef, lesbian and mother of four Cat Cora was in Singapore this week for the opening of her first and only restaurant outside of the United States. She talks to Fridae about family life, coming out in the 80s and how she deals with being openly gay in countries that may be less accepting.
A rising star in Cambodia's contemporary art scene, Vuth Lyno creates photographic portraits of LGBTs in his country. Fridae talks to him about his work before his presentation in Singapore as part of TheatreWorks's Superintense on Sat, 19 Jan. His exhibition Thoamada II will be open from 26 Jan to 2 Mar in Phnom Penh.
Lawyer and United Nations Special Rapporteur Anand Grover is known internationally to be the driving force behind the Naz Foundation's landmark legal case which saw the Delhi High Court in 2009 decriminalise gay sex which was then prohibited under the Indian Penal Code. He shares his passion for the causes he takes up and what keeps him going in an exclusive Fridae interview.