Ivan Yeo  [image: Gareth Watkins]

Ivan Yeo

Ivan Yeo(May 2010)

In this podcast Ivan talks about growing up gay in Malaysia.

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"I've been here in New Zealand about 10 years, and I am Chinese. So basically, I'm Chinese but I grew up in Malaysia. And it was back in probably the early '80s when I found out that I'm gay, and it really had a huge impact on how I viewed myself growing up in a Muslim country, and also a very traditional Chinese family. I think the biggest thing for me was finding out who I am. There were these really intense fears of letting people know who you are, because then, as a society, you wonder how it... read full transcript

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