I was walking home the other day with an arm full of crispy Chicken and Panko Prawn sushi rolls when I passed another gay guy in a narrow alleyway between streets. He had headphones in and we made eye contact. I didn’t think anything of it until I heard him say from behind me,
I love me a hot Asian man!
It caught me by surprise, it’s the first time I’ve been cat called because of my heritage. The guy had his headphones in so he may just have been speaking not so subtly to himself but also it surprised me because I have never think of myself as Asian. I see myself and Eurasian and always as an Australian first.
I’ve grown up and written many times about racism in the Gay community. In Australia it’s no Asians or Indians in Europe it was no Orientals or Indians.
I do sometimes think that I’m sexy but never in the context of my Eurasian heritage. It’s always as a Jock or a trunk or formally as a twink. The sexiness of being Asian is something that I’ve just never considered.
And if you’re one of those “it’s just a preference guys”, below is a great explanation of Asian sexual stereotypes and why it’s not a preference but a sexual prejudice.
Photos of HOT Asian men by Terry Tzeng.