Greener Pastures for the Rainbow Spectrum

By Regina Hoo

October 2018 FEATURE
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A participant at the Seoul Queer Culture Festival, which is an annual modern Korean festival.
“I didn’t identify as a gay man until I was 23 while attending college here in the US,” says John Ong, founder of the much-loved Penang Hokkien Podcast. “I remember being drawn non-sexually to men as early as seven or eight. As I got older, I think those were the first signs of my orientation.”Ong recalls telling his parents that he was much too shy to get married and that having a wife was not his thing. “It was more...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.