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Gay, Asian and Christian: Hank Chen Shares His Struggles With Family and the Holidays (AUDIO)

JR Tungol | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

Hank recently recounted his story in Kevin Allison's popular stage show and podcast RISK. He candidly talks about his childhood struggle for acceptance in his family and church, which I found hilarious, sad and surprising. Even if you aren't gay or Asian, there are universal truths about family and the holidays that everyone can relate to.

Racism Is So Gay

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."

Sticks and Stones: Violence in Word and Deed

Ben de Guzman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

Their stories tell us that our work to dismantle homophobia, transphobia, racism, and xenophobia is far from over, but also that the powerful voices in the community, our friends and allies, are working with us.

Return of LGBT Groups to Little Saigon's 'Tet' Parade is a Community Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Being invited back to the Tet parade by members of their own community is a bigger step towards true inclusion of LGBT people in Little Saigon than a court victory alone could achieve.

Sticky Situations: Why Don't Hot Asians Want Each Other?

Justin Huang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

There is a certain uncomfortable undertone to all of this, and I need to ask it: Do hot Asians feel like they have to "graduate" to white people? I'd prefer not to think so. What if there's just a naturally common attraction between Asians and whites?

Daniel Magazine: Redefining the Gay Asian Male (PHOTOS)

JR Tungol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

Christopher Villanueva was frustrated with LGBT media's lack of coverage of the queer Asian community. He felt that if LGBT outlets covered the community at all, the stories painted a picture of a stereotypically effeminate, passive Asian male. That's what drove him to start working on Daniel.

Charice's Coming Out: Acknowledging the Difficulties of Being LGBT and Filipino

JR Tungol | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I heard the news, I started crying. I thought, "Finally, a celebrity coming-out story I can fully relate to!" That closeted young Filipino boy still lives inside me, and I'm beyond grateful to Charice for letting him know that it's OK to be gay and Filipino.

Strengthening My Filipino Pride Through My Gay Pride

JR Tungol | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I hit puberty, my homosexuality was something I could not let slip. I did not want to disappoint my traditional Filipino parents, and in that vein, I grew angry toward them and thought that they would never understand my feelings and what I was going through.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year: Time For Racism And Homophobia?

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Khanh Ho

The racism, Vietnamese Americans have been quite vocal about; the homophobia, Vietnamese Americans have remained largely silent on. I think, though, that these two are interlinked. And if we don't begin to address this fact, the new year will not be so new.

Let LGBT Groups March In Little Saigon 'Tet' Parade!

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Whether the parade organizers and their supporters want to admit it, the Vietnamese population includes LGBT people. We deserve our place in the Tet parade just like Vietnamese lawyers, student clubs and dance troupes.

LOOK: This Has To Be One Of The Cutest Weddings EVER

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

It was all smiles for an elderly Chinese gay couple -- who affectionately call each other "Big Treasure" and "Little Treasure" -- when they took a big...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To Asian And Pacific Islander Equality

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Why We Need More LGBT Racial Minority Role Models

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

It is a simple human truth that seeing a successful person who looks like you can provide even more powerful inspiration. Two young men reminded me of this lesson after The Huffington Post published its list of influential LGBT Asians. Visibility of LGBT racial minorities matters.

PHOTOS: The Most Influential LGBT Asian Icons

JR Tungol | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

From familiar faces such as Margaret Cho and BD Wong to perhaps lesser-known individuals such as Urvashi Vaid and Kim Coco Iwamoto, there are certainly many Asians in the LGBT community for us "gaysians" -- and everyone else -- to look up to.

A Unicorn At The White House

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

When I came out in college in the late 1980s, I thought I was a unicorn. Surely I was the only gay Asian-American person in the universe. Never in my wildest imagination would I have imagined that I'd be invited to a White House briefing about issues of interest to the queer Asian-American community.

The Beautiful Gay Man Of Color

Justin Huang | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

"You're ugly." Those words have been said directly to me many times in my life, but there are four instances that I remember as clearly as if they were tattooed onto my face.

Move Over, Confucius!

Marten Weber | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Whereas gays in Western civilizations have to contend only with the idiocies of outdated religious moral concepts, the Confucian tradition that infuses most Asian societies is much more of a social straitjacket, affecting every aspect of life much more menacingly.

'Mr. Wong's Dong Emporium': Racism and the Gay Community

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

It's hard being a queer person in a predominantly straight and non-transgender world. It's twice as hard, however, to be a queer person of color. We're frequently rendered invisible by the predominantly white LGBT community.