Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Stake That Sticks Out

The Stake that Sticks Out Gets Hammered Down
– Japanese Proverb

The message is harsh. The meaning is obvious. But this article isn’t about being gay in Japan. It’s about how the proverb applies to gay Asians in America. Continue reading

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The Rice Queen Stigma

As a gay Asian male I have slept with my fair share of “rice queens.” Continue reading

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Up Coming Art Exhibit – Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian

Art that is non-Asian by Asian artists. No pop images of Mao. No commentaries on the Cultural Revolution. No anime babes. This exhibit is of local Asian artists who’s work is not about their ethnicity. The exhibit will feature nearly fifty artists whose work curated by Joann Kim and Lesley Sheng. Continue reading

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Talented and Successful Gay Asian Commits Suicide

When I read the New York Times article “Tobias Wong, Witty Designer and Conceptual Artist Dies at 35”, I felt sad that the world had lost an important artistic talent. But I’m also sad that the Gay Asian community has lost an impressive role model. Continue reading

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