Some guys compliment me and ask why I don’t have a boyfriend, and I tell them it’s because I look the way I do, and in the gay community that’s not the desired target (which is young, lean, muscular, and white).
Our discussion panel chimes in on their dating experiences and how race has factored into their love lives.
Thus, this is the first time in two decades that I find myself among Asians.
It doesn’t mean that I can’t relate to many of the aspects of being non-white in a society in which that is not the norm.
Why are you only attracted to white standards of beauty and/or masculinity?
Why does someone being black, Latino, Asian, Native, or anything other than white automatically remove them from being attractive in your book? Should you be aware that your preferences are heavily influenced by the racist society we’re in? These are two very conflicting ideas, but we as humans are complex beings—we can hold these two concepts and make them work.