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.
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?
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.
…I ran across an intriguing pic of two very handsome, well-built, topless young men in a confrontational pose. One was Asian the other Anglo. Upon clicking on the image, it turned out that it was a still photo from the trailer of a short film called, Squared (2013). It was very intriguing in that it is about what happens when an Asian guy and an Anglo guy get together for a one-night stand. (Hint: the Anglo guy gets schooled.) …it concerned a subject with which I could very much identify – racial stereotyping.
In some ways, the Nepalese approach to life and death, and in this case, tragedy, are very different than that of most westerners. Some might say their outlook is stoically admirable in a general sense.
The overwhelming majority of the people in Nepal practice Hinduism, with beliefs in karma (action, intent, and consequences), Dharma (duties, ethics), Samsara (the continuing cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth), and Moksha (liberation from samsara or liberation in this life), as well as the various Yogas (ways to attain Moksha).
Nevertheless, a tragedy is a tragedy, and we, as a global community, owe it to them (Dharma), and to ourselves (karma), to help our fellow humans whenever and wherever we can, with donations, large or small, with whatever we can afford. Please give if you can. Below is a link where you can choose for which organizations you would like to donate.