Scott Tsui’s knowledge and experience in the last ten years, coupled with his genuine desire to make a positive change in the lives of his fellow gay brothers, has culminated in his latest accomplishment, his book, Lonely No More, a practical guide for single gay men who want to find the right man for a stable and lasting relationship.
Norm: Most of the most models that were chosen by me were found through the normal channels of Facebook and friends introducing friends to me. With some of the ones where I collaborated with Patryk, we would normally go through the a selection of guys and choose which ones we thought would be suitable to work with. With the guys in bondage, there was no real choice, since I had known them before and the bondage is real. They actually enjoy being tied up.
Eight years has passed since my first and only interview with Hong Kong artist, Norm Yip. He was gracious enough to give me some time back then, and some very valuable insight into his life and art, right before the release of his second-in-a-series book of Asian, male nude photography, “2.AM: The Asian Male,” a follow-up to “1.AM: The Asian Male,” in an article for sfgam, now archived at peppii here. Please take a look at that article (as well as this one) to get a very good idea of who Norm is as a person and artist.
…the LGBT community in Singapore has long lived with the historical burden of British colonialism which instituted its laws reflecting strict Victorian values back in 1819. (Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code criminalizes all sexual acts between men, even if private and consensual, and even though the prohibition on oral and anal sex between heterosexuals and between lesbians was repealed in 2007.)
Before then, it is fairly likely that Singapore, like most Asian/Malay cultures before colonialism, had been tolerant of sexual minorities. But with the imposition of ultra-conservative British values, Asians who wanted to assimilate and become “civilized,” eventually, over time, adopted strict British sexual moral values. To this day, a strong sense of social conservatism permeates much of Singaporean society. How long will gay Singaporeans have to wait for change?
So, you really need to make sure you look your best at all times—and looking your best isn’t only about being well-dressed or having that “killer” haircut, sexy t-shirt or a great smile.
More and more these days, other men are checking out your skin. No doubt they look you up and down to see how your body appeals to them or check out your sense of humor or clothes, but good skincare is becoming more and more essential.
The state of your skin can tell any observer a lot about you, about your lifestyle and the way you care for yourself generally.
Will Taiwan be the 1st Asian nation to legalize marriage equality? It seems that the US Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage equality in America is having ripple effects throughout the world. Even though the US was disappointingly behind 17 other countries in legalizing marriage equality, it nevertheless continues to be a trend-setter and the role model for other countries to follow. Leader of Taiwan’s judiciary, Lo Ying-hsueh, said that the government will…
Overall, I like the movie in that it touches upon a subject that is rarely talked about – a gay attraction for the “elderly.” Of course, in the gay male world, we talk about “daddies” and “sons,” sort of like “bears” and “cubs,” but how often do we hear about “granddaddies” and “grandsons”? This movie is about an 18-year old who is physically attracted to an 82-year old man who could easily be his great-grandfather. You might not identify with this “fetish,” since most gay guys are usually attracted to guys their age or younger, but it is nevertheless a fascinating look at one part of our LGBT family.
I was only five years old when the book first came out. I only got a hold of it eight years ago when I was a college Sophomore. I still remember my knees trembling slightly and my forehead breaking out in discrete beads of cool sweat as I brought it to the librarian.
You’ve seen them in gay personal ads for relationships or hookups – “No Asians” or “Whites Only.” The people posting the ads would probably tell you that it is simply their “preference.”
But, is it really “preference,” or is it actually racism?
Little did Angel know that her seeming ridiculous hatred towards me was mutual. Brought up in a Catholic family and straight from a Catholic high school, I had a secret prejudice against cross-dressers. To me, they did not have to go as far as dressing and acting like women to rub it in people’s faces that they do not identify themselves as men. To me, I was better than Angel and the countless other transgenders who slave themselves in beauty parlors. And I let this unspoken pride and prejudice thrive in my chest, even as I talked face to face with her. I didn’t know any better.