And without the comment, it kind of feels gratuitous. Many queer men live without familial support. This could have lasting social and economic repercussions on their lives. The protagonist has her own support structure that help her to hunt down these men, and at times occasionally cover for her failures.
Journal of Australian Studies. White gay men who fetishize gay Asian men are given the label " rice queen ". Building off the work of Fung, Gilbert Caluya argues that Relegates gay dating to skin deep only creates a "symbolic castration" of the gay Asian male.
While the term fell into disuse for many years, it has recently been reclaimed as an expression of pride. I see this as opening the eyes of people to become more empathetic to queer men in a way that might get ignored if we just tell them about the dangers we face.
In Beemyn, Genny ed. United Kingdom: Routledge Journals.