On a warm fall day nearly two years ago, Dwayne D. He was waiting for the arrival of Jonathan Franqui, the man he had met nearly a month before and with whom he found an instant connection. It was their first real date - after over a week of talking on the phone and texting about their lives, learning about each other's families and friends and life aspirations, they were finally meeting up in person. When Jonathan arrived at the park, Dwayne stood up from his seat on the fountain and, without a word, pulled two coins from his pocket. He held them up and said to Jonathan, "The first thing we are going to do is make a wish in this fountain with these two coins.
Gay life in Vietnam: discovering Saigon with local boy Quan
Gay life in Vietnam: discovering Saigon with local boy Quan • Nomadic Boys
In a small, unassuming bar in the center of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, a new generation of young Khmer men are starting a revolution. It's not a political uprising, a protest at alleged government corruption, nor an initiative to reduce widespread poverty in the country; it's goes far deeper than that. By day, Space Hair Salon and Bar is an unassuming place to fashion yourself a new 'do'. By night, it's a rip-roaring, pec-pumping, drinking den hotbed of handsome young Khmer men only too willing to serve you your favorite sin-drink with a smile, a tricep-flex and a flirt. Situated a short hop, skip and a jump from the Tonle Sap river which flows through the city, Space is the brainchild of entrepreneur Chuk Sopheap. Sopheap pictured above outside Space arrived in Phnom Penh with a vision. Hailing from the city of Battambang in northwestern Cambodia, he experienced anti-gay discrimination and bullying in his teenage years.
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The world reacts to the death of Prince Philip. In a film about two young men who develop feelings for each other in high school caught Thai audiences off guard. At a time when it was a struggle to find a gay character on Thai television, the film's success sent an emphatic message to entertainment media companies: there was money to be made in same-sex romance.