It was during that process he became more open to dating other Asian men. He believes some Asian men go through a journey where they discover themselves in life, and then are ready to date other Asians.
Researcher Senthorun Raj has written essays in which he argues through Professor Ghassan Hage that ‘whiteness’ is expressed and received as more of a cultural capital than someone’s ethnicity.
At this event, there were separate GAM (gay Asian male) 4 GAM and GAM 4 GWM (gay white male) sessions planned out for prospective singles to choose from.
I went along to the GAM 4 GAM dating event to see if I could discover anything significantly relevant to cultural perceptions.
‘How do you know what you like until you sample all the flavours? I wanted to pry even further though, so I inquired if there were any patterns or differences in their dating experiences when it came to dating either white or Asian men.
Three people separately mentioned smell which I guess is fair.
What he expressed seems to also suggest that if we have a chance to show how non-stereotypical we are, we then can prove how ‘white’ we are on the inside.
In one scene in the movie, a young Caucasian man eyes and approaches the main character Ryan as he and his love interest Ning dance in a nightclub.GROWING up as a queer Asian person in Australia can be a unique and tiring ordeal.Trying to figure out which culture you belong to as well as dealing with potential racism is a commonly shared experience. In attendance was an audience compromised of mostly gay Asian men and we all silently acknowledged each other’s collective experiences as some chuckled at this comment.A guy called Don told me he felt more comfortable with Asian guys since more of them wanted something similar (in terms of a relationship), while Caucasian men were either interested in a hookup or seemed much older than him.Another person, Jason agreed with this and said that he preferred Asian men because they were similar in their traditions.And what commonalities lie within our collective psychological experiences?The tension of east and west and some of its complexities are especially exhibited in our dating scene.As someone who was born in Australia, Eric expressed a preference for western-cultured people.When I brought up the topic of gay Asian men who were only interested in pursuing white men, Jason felt as though it’s a form of ‘self- hate’ to which Micheal agreed. find Asian people lesser than white guys,” he said. As Eric continued to talk, he revealed how he became more comfortable with his cultural heritage growing up.Jason also felt that other Asian men were culturally more family orientated and more open to monogamy and dating, whereas western guys appeared to be focused on sex.Eric, another person in the same conversation mentioned that he’s had contradictory experiences.