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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.
Through another scholar Alan Han, Senthorun makes the obvious point that this capital seen as whiteness is associated through being ‘white’ (having a Caucasian or European body.) In a sense, being able to attain this whiteness (even through association through others) marks a sense that we belong to this sort of class.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.Growing up as an Asian person in Australia can also be a disorientating experience be- cause of the bodies that surround us.There may be points in our lives where we don’t recognise our Asian features because they are so disassociated to the ones in popular media.We might personally wish that we had blue eyes and blond hair so we fit in to the represented ideal or normal person.Senthorun shared a personal Grindr experience where someone told him that he’s ‘nothing like expected’ because of his lack of accent, and so he isn’t ‘really Indian after all’.
Michael, a friend from the speed dating event said that he prefers to meet people in person because there’s a better chance for a personal connection.
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.
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.
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.