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Diary of a Gay Asian Male Immigrant

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01450

  • Staff Only

Content Description

146 page hand written diary dated between June 1994 to January 1996 of a gay Asian Immigrant man named Hon living in Southern California. Most of his entries concern his intimate relationships with other men, friendships, and social activities. Some entries include references to his work in the banking industry and one entry references his ongoing immigration case. Through his entries, Hon gives descriptive insight into the gay scene in San Diego and West Hollywood during the mid 1990's. He describes in detail partying at sex clubs, his drug use of ecstasy, his fear of contracting HIV, and his tumultuous relationships with various men. Included in the diary are 7 typed pages of emails that were pasted into the book, two photographs of a frontal view of a naked man, and two pieces of ephemera tucked into the diary. One is an invitation to a house party and the other is a business card for "Party Boy Productions of Southern California." Due to the privacy issues associated with this collection, this item is not able to be digitized. Also, photographs are not allowed when accessing this collection.

Dates

  • 1994-1996

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language

English

Title
Guide to the Diary of a Gay Asian Male Immigrant
Author
Christina R. Luers
Date
2018-09-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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