By Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris
This e-book makes use of own narratives and survey information from over 500 respondents to discover the variety of studies throughout Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT groups in the usa. also, the authors record and have fun a number of the daily strengths and techniques hired by way of this remarkable inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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Of course some had more trouble, trying to wrap the idea around their heads and trying to understand, but I think they all were accepting on like equal levels. 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.
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. They wouldn’t have a problem with this; they will be upset but it’s not going to be up to the point where they are going to stop talking to me or kick me out of the house or stop supporting me. My extended family probably will look down on me a little, and eventually they will get over that fact, and that’s only for my mom’s side.
In between these two processes exists a plethora of experiences that are shaped by such things as the socio-political climate of a geographic setting, the decision to selectively disclose sexuality to others, and economic interdependence. It should be noted that coming out is not a necessary component of being LGBT—people go through some or none of the coming out processes mentioned. Still, due to continued social and legal discrimination against LGBT people in the United States and around the world, the coming out process is often fraught with concerns about safety and personal agency.