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I am Asian. I am gay.

Sat 13 Oct 2012 In: True Stories WayBack Archive National Library

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

Credit: Gay Asian Man, Takapuna, Auckland

First published: Saturday, 13th October 2012 - 5:38pm

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