Monthly Archives: October 2014

My $12,000 Truvada PrEP disaster

Truvada PrEP

I was once PrEP’s biggest cheerleader. But one day, PrEP caused a serious reaction and sent me to the ER, leaving me with a $12,000 bill…

PrEP is all the rage in our gay world these days. It’s the gay man’s birth control. Take one Truvada pill a day and it creates a missile defense shield around your blood cells, shooting down HIV before it can infect you.

PrEP, aka. “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a medication regime where you take a Truvada (HIV drug) pill daily to prevent HIV infection.

PrEP is popular because studies show that it works. People who take Truvada every day, seven days a week, are virtually immune to HIV. No one who’s taken Truvada every day has gotten HIV, making it far more effective than condoms, which are only effective 85% of time.

But this little blue pill has a dirty secret… it’s supposed to protect you, but it can also destroy you. Truvada is a powerful drug and it has side effects. Continue reading My $12,000 Truvada PrEP disaster

Dear Gays, please stop picking on florists

Gay Couples Sue Florists

As gay marriage becomes legal across the country, gay couples have started suing florists, bakeries, photographers and anybody else who refuses to do business with them. Even churches aren’t safe.

After all, we’re now equal under the law, so if a florist, baker, or photographer is going to cater to a straight wedding, they should be equally welcoming of gays, right? Continue reading Dear Gays, please stop picking on florists

Asian vs White Parents – Gay Edition

Asian vs White Parents Gay Edition

There are huge differences between Asian vs White parents but nowhere is it more apparent than how they treat gay children.

Although gay Asians growing up in the West have access to the same cultural amenities as their white peers, their parents are an entirely different matter.

Take, for example, coming out to Asian vs White parents. Continue reading Asian vs White Parents – Gay Edition

5 Signs a Gay White Man is a Rice Queen

Gay Asians Rice Queens
A typical rice queen has many bowls of rice vying for his attention

A rice queen is both a friend and a foe for the gay Asian man. On one hand he represents the opportunity to be with a white man, something so many gay Asians crave. On the other hand, due to the fundamental imbalance in the Asian-White dating market, a relationship is unlikely to last. Continue reading 5 Signs a Gay White Man is a Rice Queen

Gay Asians Should Boycott HBO’s Looking

As a gay Asian man I’m outraged at HBO’s Looking and I’m calling for a boycott of the show by all self-respecting gay Asian men.

No Gay Asians in Looking HBO
No Gay Asian main characters in HBO’s Looking

Why should gay Asian men boycott HBO’s Looking

Where is Looking set? San Francisco.

What percentage of San Francisco is Asian? 33.3%

And how many of Looking’s main characters are Asian? Zero.

I can forgive Looking’s creators for lot of things – the contrived dialogue or the way they make San Francisco’s MUNI look like the New York Subway. I mean, you have to take a few liberties to make a show interesting. Continue reading Gay Asians Should Boycott HBO’s Looking