A new magazine hopes to reach gay men in Asian communities - both in Australia and abroad - in a fight against cultural stereotypes and sexual hierarchy.
The magazine’s editor and some contributors told SBS about their vision for the groundbreaking publication, in an environment rife with racism and misconceptions.
The editor of A-Men, Min Fuh Teh, says it’s important that it exist online, so that Asian men who are not yet ‘out’ can still access it without the risk of their families ever finding a hard copy in their posession.
Comments discriminating against Asian men for their physical attributes - stature, ‘slanty’ eyes and more - were common on websites frequented by gay men, Mr Fuh Teh said.
He hoped the magazine would help raise awareness in the gay community that those remarks are hurtful and unacceptable."
— Amy Chien-Yu Wang, “Gay Asians Fight Stereotypes,” World News Australia, 2/29/12 (with video, without video transcript)