More about queer life
Our features highlight interviews and opinions on contemporary issues that show how queer Asians navigate the world around them.
For the first 20 years of my life, I was a straight girl in a world built for straight people. I never had to question my sexuality; as far as I knew, the world of romance had only one path.
Charming and inquisitive, Mukul is a 28-year-old Indian who moved to the cosmopolitan city of Singapore to embark on his career as an immunology researcher. As he reminisces about his past in India and how he came to terms with his identity, Mukul also shares about finding love amid the global pandemic, and his volunteering experiences in an organisation that provides free HIV testing for the LGBTQ+ community.
Initially, I felt quite overwhelmed. I am currently a paediatric medical officer in a tertiary hospital in the Klang Valley. As a frontliner in the medical field, it was the worst for me during the first two waves of COVID-19 infections in Malaysia.