Why does loving you implicate me and make me lesser than who I am? This is my body and no one else’s.
By: Queen Pang Jia Wei @jw_panderson
You are probably shaking in your pants every day as you get ready to leave the house, having to put on your best act so no one would be able to tell who you truly are. Fret not, representation for our community is better these days. People are more educated and open minded thanks to social media. Hang in there, do not give up. Better days are ahead where you can be truly you.
You are loved, XX
By: Pearlsi Tan, @munchkinmuch
We’ve always believed it would get better. We’ve always known that with time does heal and tell, and the world around you will grow, and I’m here to tell you that it did happen.
You hoped and wished for a life where people around you wouldn’t judge your character and personality solely based on your sexuality,
and I’m here to tell you, it happened.
Situations that you are holding on and hoping for right now will happen and believe that time does heal, a change in the environment matters, a change in perspective matters, a mature change in yourself matters. You made the right choice to be proud of who you are from the very beginning, even when the whole world was beating you down u never doubted or hid how you viewed love and how it shouldn’t matter regarding gender preferences and that you will grow to learn, know and meet people who identify and belong to the same community.
By: Joel Kim, @joel_kiam
I know it was not easy finding and accepting your sexuality. Even though it was a rough path, and sometimes it makes me honestly want to erase it completely. Nevertheless, I thank you for overcoming all the suicidal thoughts that have been running through your mind thinking it is not customary to like someone that is the same gender as you. Thank you for taking the courage to accept yourself for who you indeed are and loving every part of you that makes you, you. You don’t know it yet, but after coming out, I realised how beautiful the world is and how kind people have been in accepting and loving me for who I am.
In terms of censorship, I wish in the future LGBTQIA+ films will be more proudly broadcasted in mainstream theatres here like Golden Village etc. and not always only shown at places like The Projector, as if these films are being hidden away. I want more exposure in the media to help the younger generation realise they can be who they want to be and that they are accepted and loved by everyone.