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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 range of reports throughout Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT groups in the usa. also, the authors record and have a good time a number of the daily strengths and techniques hired by way of this awesome inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.

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1987, p. 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.

My mother took me to church, just as a way that I wouldn’t, you know, go down the wrong path, or that I wouldn’t spend all my free time on the streets. So, I spent most of my junior high school years being part of the First Chinese Presbyterian Church down in Chinatown. I grew up in a religious environment so to speak. (Xu, 56) 16% Out to some In their religious communities. Of API LGBT SJS Survey respondents were For some, even when their family’s and friends’ church attendance waned, they themselves still attended.

But how can other stories be told about the LGBT people of color experience? For example, how do individuals make sense of their own lives and how can research be used to understand how privilege, health, and acceptance appear? That is, how can examples or stories of success help us to understand such things as survival and happiness? Though these are some of the questions that helped to guide the SJS Project, one important element was missing: which social and demographic characteristics are important in the lives of LGBT people of color today?

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