Musings

On Being Gay in Beijing – Notes from the Rainbow Underground

Somehow, someway, I became the only foreigner to join Purple, the officially “unofficial” LGBTQ organization of Tsinghua University and the greater Wudaokou area. To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on May 17, Purple planned to hand out rainbow flags in front of the main cafeteria on campus. When IDAHO came, the event lasted […]

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Musings

On Homosexual Fluidity

Maybe more than any other community, homosexual men have seemed to embraced the concept of fluidity in our lives, relationships, and sense of identity. Potentially this is due to the fact that gay men, growing up, have had to defy, to a certain extent, predetermined social norms and thus have embraced those gray spaces. Or, […]

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Musings

On Rejection

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subjection – rejection. Rejection comes in many shapes or forms, but mainly I am going to talk about romantic rejection today. Personally, I have been rejected many, many, many times in my life. Honestly, I am probably embarrassed to mention about the actual figure. And, to be fair, I have […]

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Lifestyle

My Very Own Rooneytoon

I have been following Hey Rooney, the queer illustrator, activist, and content creator, for over a year now on Instagram. Not only does he create super fun and colorful content, but he also actively pushes the conversation forward on key issues focal to the gay community.   For Valentine’s Day, Hey Rooney had an awesome […]

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Musings

On Gay Feminism

As the #MeToo movement has swept America and rocked the national psyche, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the nature of being a feminist as a gay man. To that end, I want to explore what being a gay feminist really means, and how, in many ways, the feminist struggle and […]

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