By Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris
This publication makes use of own narratives and survey information from over 2,100 respondents to discover the variety of stories throughout Black LGBT groups in the usa. The authors rfile and rejoice the various daily strengths and techniques hired by way of this remarkable inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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Yet, most Black fathers are just as, if not more, active in their children’s lives as fathers in other racial groups (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2013; Coles 2001). Another misconception concerning Black families is the belief that these families are all homophobic, and, as a result, LGBT family members are forced to remain closeted. Although heteronormativity, or the preference for heterosexuals, and homophobia within Black communities can make it difﬁcult for some Black LGBTs to come out (Gorman-Murray 2008), family acceptance after the disclosure of one’s sexual orientation varies.
Such was the case with 22-year-old Clarence from Brooklyn, New York: I’m not a religious person, but a spiritual person. Religion is more where you are. ” Whereas someone who is spiritual, [would say] “Even though I may not go to church every Sunday, God understands. ” I’m not saying I don’t want to go to church every Sunday, but let’s say I have like a job that may not allow me to go to church every Sunday. God is not going to punish me for that. Twenty-one-year-old Lester, who was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, but now resides in Middleton, Connecticut, describes some of the challenges that he’s experienced on his spiritual journey: I’m agnostic.
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