The Gay Men Project
BY Christopher Harrity
March 04 2014 5:00 AM ET
Wu, Management Consultant, Paris
Wu, in his own Mandarin words: “巴黎人喜欢用压着韵的儿语来形容日常的生活：métro, boulot, dodo，就是坐地铁，上班，睡觉。有人觉得是在抱怨生活的单调，在我看来更是一种对小日子的调侃。这是我印象中的巴黎人，一边享受着采菊东篱下悠然见南山，一边向往着铁马冰河入梦来。可以毫不吝啬的在花神咖啡馆呆一整个温暖的下午，手里却也是攥着一本《Liar’s Poker》津津有味。
Aldo, Photographer, Los Angeles
Aldo, in his own words: “Kevin, I have been out for such a long time and feel so comfortable with being gay that thinking about what being gay means to me is as strange as asking a straight man what being straight means to him. There was a point early in my life where I spent a lot of time and energy struggling to accept my attraction to men. It was not an easy process — coming from a Catholic background and all. But with the help of gay organizations and good friends, I finally got to a point where I could say that I truly love being gay and would not change it if there was a pill to make me straight."
Yoshi and Bill, Gallery Owners, Vancouver, Canada
Bill, in his own words: “(With regards to being gay) Well, an easy answer to that would be I feel like a Mac in a PC world. Which is pretty much held true for the last 20 or 30 years. The Macintosh computer (being gay) allowed me to do things that otherwise I would not have thought possible. The world up until recently saw things in a mechanical binary, black-or-white, either/or light. Straight/Gay. Very PC. Light has many colors!
Yoshi, in his own words: “Hula has changed my perspective on life. The teachings of hula are the teachings of life. They are learned using your six senses and your whole being as you get in harmony with nature. I realized what the hula has taught me is crucial to me as a photographer and an artist. It is about loving all things that nature provides, being compassionate and cooperative, respecting each other, and nurturing a sincere and humble heart. It is far more important to reshape one’s state of mind than to learn to do the dance moves."