Brooklyn 99, Queer Eye, 2gether, Sex Education. The list goes on. Slowly but surely, LGBTQ+ representation is increasing, and all this is seeping into the media Singaporeans consume. But how are Singaporeans reacting to this new media trend? And what does this mean for the largely conservative Singapore?
Boys’ love (BL) dramas from Thailand, the Phillippines, and East Asia have surged in popularity in recent years, with fans flocking to watch 2gether, Gameboys, HIStory, and many more. Now, Singapore might also expect its own BL drama production as Summerdaze: The Series launches its fundraiser to turn it into reality.
We sat down with the web series’ co-directors to find out more about what inspired the drama, the challenges they face, and what this film means for representation in Singapore.
A common argument often runs through religious groups that preach “guidance” – sexuality is a choice that can be changed. Thus, I open up the old-age question that has been kicked and beaten so many times: Is sexuality a choice?
LGBTQIA+ advocates are no strangers to the internet and many of its earliest organisations were first birthed in this space. Is the online sphere the safe haven many often associate it to be? And has it been as inclusive as it claims to be for all members of the community?
In this post, we talk to Lune to find out.
As with all controversial things uploaded online, the video was swiftly taken down but the damage had already been done. Joanna Theng and Jaime Wong, the two featured in the video, also issued apologies of their own, before the former decided to “take some time off social media”. Despite the criticism, some have come to their defence, asserting that the pair were merely expressing their own harmless opinions. And this is where I disagree.