Article Title:I am Asian. I am gay.
Category:True Stories
Author or Credit:Gay Asian Man, Takapuna, Auckland
Published on:13th October 2012 - 05:38 pm
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Story ID:12385
Text:Gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and genderqueer Asians are sharing their personal stories and insights on the recently established blogsite Queer Asian stories from Aotearoa. We share some of their tales: the first from an Aucklander who questions how many times you've read "no fats, femmes or Asians" on hook-up sites. Gay Asian Man, Takapuna, Auckland File Photo   "My name is 'Vo'. Only it's not. I don't mean that's not really my name. It's certainly my legal name, on my passport, driving license, IRD forms, etc. Sometimes when I introduce myself to someone new and I do my characteristic finger-spell of the letters ‘V' what I think; how I think; what I can and can't do; how I spend my time; how I choose my friends; or how I treat my friends and can roll out a made-from-scratch pie in 20 minutes? Am I the partner of yet another pakeha kiwi rice queen who did his good Kiwi duty, found a partner on his great OE and brought him back? Am I that Asian-American guy who really took to rugby and played off and on for ten years? "I am Asian. I am gay. I am a whole person. I have the right to choose accounts on Queer Asian stories from Aotearoa      Gay Asian Man, Takapuna, Auckland - 13th October 2012
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