By Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris
This booklet makes use of own narratives and survey information from over 500 respondents to discover the variety of reports throughout Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT groups in the usa. also, the authors rfile and rejoice a number of the daily strengths and methods hired via this notable inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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I mean when it comes to other family members, I don’t really know how they feel about LGBT people or just me personally, like being an LGBT person, but I think everyone is pretty accepting, but I don’t know about anyone else in my family. Other parents, like the mother of 56-year-old Xu, who was born in Cuba and is of Chinese descent, just “knew”: Now here’s the funny thing: She didn’t ask me if I was gay, what she asked me was did I date a lot of men or was I just seeing one guy exclusively. ” Did we skip a step?
Experiences Regarding Coming Out to Parents among African American, Hispanic, and White Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Adolescents. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 21: 189–205. CHAPTER 4 Religion and Spirituality Abstract While challenging stereotypical narratives, this chapter focuses on major themes as it relates to Asian and Paciﬁc Islander LGBT communities: diversity in religious experiences and homophobia. Keywords Religion Á Spirituality Á Homophobia MYTH: REALITY: MYTH: REALITY: MYTH: REALITY: All Asian and Paciﬁc Islander (API) people in the United States practice traditional Asian religions.
Though some, like Julianna, were so upset by their parents’ lack of acceptance, they moved out; others, like 22-year-old Li, who is from Hong Kong, knew that her parents may be upset, but that it did not inﬂuence her relationship with her family. Li shared the following: I know my family is never going to kick me out over something like this. They will be upset about it, but eventually they will get over it. The only people I worried about is my extended relatives, not my close family like my dad, my mom, and my brother.
An Examination of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT Populations Across the United States: Intersections of Race and Sexuality by Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris