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Activists arrested after protest outside Ministry of Education premises assure the public of their safety. The protest, which lasted for 30 minutes, was on the subject of transgender students in Singapore.

Coconuts Singapore, Jan 29 2021

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An anonymous trans woman tells her story of preferring feminine attire as a child. She also discusses her marriage and her role as a father to her children.

Women’s Weekly, Aug 4 2017

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A ZULA listicle explains seven things Singaporeans should know about transgender and non-binary people in Singapore. Several trans people, including Lune Loh and Maddie Lim, were interviewed for the listicle.

Zula, Jan 8 2019

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Amanda Wee discusses the unique mental health struggles that trans women face.

The Straits Times, Nov 21 2016

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Cassandra Thng shares her experience as a trans woman with Dear Straight People, going into detail about the way her family processed the news and her transition. Cassandra also talks about her activism and some challenges she faced with regards to her 31 Days of Trans Visibility project.

Dear Straight People, Apr 21 2017

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Chris Hong shares his experience dating as a non-binary person. Chris also shares parts of his medical transition journey.

Zula, Feb 13 2020

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Chris Hong’s experience of going through top surgery.

Zula, Jan 3 2020

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Chris Khor shares his journey on changing his gender marker.

Zula, Dec 30 2014

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Carissa Cheow shares her journey of coming out as trans. Carissa also discusses her involvement with the Inter-University LGBT Network and TransNUS, as well as her poetry.

Coconuts Singapore, Jul 17 2019

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Lune Loh speaks to New Naratif about her activism at TransNUS and tFreedom. Lune also shares a bit about her experience in National Service.

New Naratif, 18 Sep 2020

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Ilyas Ahmad reaches three-quarters of his top surgery fund in one month.

Coconuts Singapore, 15 Dec 2020

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Isabelle, Kate and Yuna are three trans individuals interviewed as part of a Rice Media article on employment discrimination of trans people.

Rice, Nov 24 2018

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Kelly Cheong speaks to TNP about her experience growing up trans.

TNP, Dec 13 2015

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Amy Tashiana shares her story on transitioning and coming out to her father.

Dear Straight People, Jan 13 2016

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Sherry Shequeshaa shares her coming out story and also about her involvement with Project X.

Dear Straight People, Feb 21 2016

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NMP Anthea Ong asked if the govt would consider a stronger approach in ensuring that healthcare workers were trained to provide mental health support regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Today, Mar 5 2020

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Zheng Pengpeng shares her experience as a medic in NS

Mothership, Dec 3 2018

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Trans woman Kerraine tells Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore that she discovered her trans identity through her love of Lolita fashion. Kerraine briefly mentions tension between family members over her gender identity.

Yahoo, Sep 5 2017

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Transgender youth face disproportionate difficulties in school – Kaeden went through four psychiatrists before he was finally referred to the IMH gender clinic. Because Lexi’s parents are against her medical transitioning, she has resorted to self-medicating off of unauthorized websites. Jules resorts to drinking minimal amounts of water to avoid using the bathroom at school.

Today, Mar 20 2021

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Kaeden, Edward and Amelia share their experiences as trans youth in the MOE school system.

Rice, Mar 12 2021

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Antasha shares her story on growing up trans. Antasha shares the experience obtaining HRT through the public health system, as well as her experience dating cis guys in Singapore

Youtube, Apr 28 2021

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Benitha and Andrea share their difficulties of securing employment as trans women in Singapore

Rice, Nov 16 2020

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Chris Khor shares his thoughts on going viral. Chris discusses building a community for trans men in Singapore.

Contented, Mar 2 2015

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Trans artist Marla Bendini shares her experience on being trans while also speaking about her art.

Time Out, Dec 9 2020

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Quen Wong speaks to Lianhe Zaobao about her filmmaking career, going into detail about her documentary “Some Women,” about transgender women. Quen also shares her journey coming Facebook, Dec 9 2020

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