From left: Hsieh Fu Hua with Rev Yap Kim Hao and Mrs Gracie Hsieh looking on (extreme right).
by Hsieh Fu Hua
First published in The Straits Times, 1 July 2013
Photo by Yvonne Loh for Pelangi Pride Centre
The writer, the former chief executive of the Singapore Exchange, is president of the National Council of Social Service and is also active on corporate boards and not-for-profit organisations.
Growing up in the 50s and 60s was a fascinating period of my life. I lived in a neighbourhood adjacent to the shanty area of Bukit Ho Swee where people and pigs lived almost side by side; and the district of Queenstown where numerous protests and riots took place.
Life at home was almost as interesting. Often we had visitors at our three-room Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flat from all backgrounds and various walks of life. They included artist, hawker, banker, English … Read More »
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Hi everyone! First of all, I would like to say hi to all my LGBT friends here! I am so happy to be part of this event with my other straight allies who are here as well to give our full support.
I am very proud to be a Pink Dot ambassador. When I was approached to be the ambassador, it did not cross my mind to say no. Because I truly believe in equality, acceptance and especially, the Freedom to Love!
But to my surprise, I had some negative feedback and criticisms. They say I am a bad role model. Some people even asked if this will affect my business. Why would it? Aren’t we all the same? We have parents, siblings, friends. We study hard, work hard and meet people. And we fall in love! Which is a … Read More »