By Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris
This booklet makes use of own narratives and survey info from over 500 respondents to discover the range of reports throughout Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT groups in the usa. also, the authors record and rejoice some of the daily strengths and methods hired through this remarkable inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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Extra resources for An Examination of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT Populations Across the United States: Intersections of Race and Sexuality
30 AN EXAMINATION OF ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER LGBT POPULATIONS… The SJS Reality: Compared to other LGBT people of color, API LGBT people are signiﬁcantly more likely to feel their racial or ethnic status is an important part of their identity (Battle et al. 2013). THE API LGBT CLOSET The Argument: API LGBT people are mostly invisible and in the closet because APIs are conservative in terms of religious beliefs and heteronormative gender values. The SJS Reality: API LGBT individuals come out at around age 15, which is roughly the same age as when their LGBT of color counterparts come out.
Nonetheless, “the tight bond of family and the instilment of traditional values for Asian Americans on the one hand can be harsh and oppressive for LGB individuals but, on the other hand, can give support” (Liu and Chan 1996, p. 142). 41% Of API LGBT SJS Survey respondents were Out to all In their families. J. , and J. Daniels. 2013a. Social Justice Sexuality Survey: The Executive Summary for the Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Sample. New York. pdf. M. L. Page, E. M. Lindahl. 2013. Identity Proﬁles in lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: The Role of Family Inﬂuences.
398). A much broader deﬁnition of families exists beyond the heteronormative model, however. There are those who have formed various family units, such as families created with friends, signiﬁcant others, and multiple or no mothers and fathers, and there are those who have parented in a variety of different ways. Nonetheless, these groups are not often viewed as “family” by others regardless of how these relationships are experienced by those within them. An example of this can be seen with the so-called single parent raising her or his child.
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