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Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

C. Winter Han


In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, White gay man is exalted as the ideal. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as submissive or too “pretty,” being sidelined in the gay community is only the latest in a long line of racially motivated offenses they face in the United States. Repeatedly marginalized by both the White-centric queer community that values a hyper-masculine sexuality and a homophobic Asian American community that often privileges masculine heterosexuality, gay Asian American men largely have been s ... More

Keywords: gay Asian American men, White gay man, gay community, queer community, hyper-masculine sexuality, masculine heterosexuality, Asian heritage, sexuality, femininity, drag queens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479831951
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Winter Han, author