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In gay slangqueen is a term used to refer to a flamboyant or effeminate gay man. The term can either be pejorative or celebrated as a type of self-identification. A drag queen is a person, usually a man, who dresses, and usually acts, like a woman often for the purpose of entertaining or performing.
I replied by text and then H rang from Malaysia. I now see that he was in the hospital by then. In a way this was the end of a journey that D and I helped set Md upon.
First, a definition from the book: "The term 'Rice Queen' is a product of contemporary western gay vernacular. The author's anecdotes and the familiar Vancouver settings have a certain appeal, but lovers come and go at an exhausting pace. As well, abrupt shifts to academic analyses of race and sexuality feel out of place.
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I feel the race question getting closer. I've developed a sixth sense for it. I wonder if he'll dance around it with euphemisms or ask directly.
In this moving autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes about the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified "rice queen": a gay man who is attracted to Asians. Navigating through the urban jungles of Western cities like Vancouver and London, as well as the humid streets of Bangkok and Saigon, Daniel explores the multicultural minefields of sexuality and culture as he articulates the manners and contradictions of his desires. The politics of race, and the unspoken rules of gay Asian culture in both Western and Eastern settings, underscore Daniel's personal journey in which he recalls his teen years spent idolizing Bruce Lee and his fixation on an Asian schoolmate whose hazing becomes a sexual spectacle for him.
Top definition. A homosexual male of non-Asian descent who is predominantly attracted to Asian males. Contrary to derisive stereotype, rice queens may fall within a wide age range, as may the objects of their physical and romantic attraction. The professed rice queen does not necessarily project a racist ideal of the submissive Asian onto his desired partner, though cases of this kind of projection do exist.
All of a sudden, in that dark and loud space, my ethnicity was in the spotlight. Everyone became perfectly conscious of the presence of an Asian man in a popular gay club in London on a Saturday night. I found in that encounter an eerie sense of familiarity.