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?
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.
The most famous openly-gay celebrity, Hon Seok-cheon, actor and restaurateur, is seeking to be elected an administrator within the Yongsan District Office, a large district in the center of Seoul.
If he is elected, it would be quite an accomplishment in a country where homosexuality is still very much a taboo. While same-sex relationships are not illegal, they are not afforded the same legal protections and privileges provided to their heterosexual counterparts.
For the closeted gay man, or lady for that matter, life can therefore be very stressful, very fraught. Keep your head down. Make sure no-one sees you out with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Double check that no-one is unduly watching you (especially in Singapore).