Bad “Gaysian” Stereotypes We Hate To Hear
Here’s an article written by a gay Asian man who talks about his experiences in America, including the lack of representation and diversity from TV, movies, books, and the mainstream media. And whenever he did see something with which he might be able to identify, it was usually a tired stereotype.
Growing up, I never saw any Asians on television or in advertisements, let alone LGBTQ Asians. Over the years, Asians that entered mainstream media were represented as supporting roles, typically the exotic and mysterious love interest or the awkward computer geek. On the rare occasion that a gaysian did break through, they always fell into the stereotypes of hyper-feminine, passive roles.
You can read it in full, here. He lists 4 different myths. It’s a very good read and worth your time.
Actor DJ Qualls Comes Out As Gay
I don’t think we’re going to stop hearing coming out stories for a long time, especially from Hollywood. And I have to admit that I never get tired of hearing them.
This time actor DJ Qualls came out on a TV show in San Diego, and then he Tweeted it to the world.
“It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”
Here’s more, in detail. Good for him. As difficult as it is to leave mainstream straight privilege behind, I’ve yet to meet anyone who ever regretted coming out.
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