By Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Angelique Harris
This publication makes use of own narratives and survey information from over 500 respondents to discover the range of stories 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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Julianna, a 22-year-old from West Haverstraw, New York lamented that “well, my parents still don’t accept it. They actually hate it. My mom is disgusted with it. ” Chan (1989) explains, “If a daughter or son is lesbian or gay, the implication is that not only is the child rejecting the traditional role of wife-mother or son-father but also that the parents have failed in their role and that the child is rejecting the importance of family” (p. 17). 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.
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63%). Sixty-seven percent of APIs believed that being a good parent is important compared to 50% of non-API Americans. SUPPORT WITHIN FAMILIES Though it is important to recognize and honor the diversity that exists within families, research often limits our collective frameworks. For example, many people use the same-sex marriage household construct as a way to deﬁne not only homosexuality in general but also to deﬁne the family formations that exist for LGBT people. This practice undermines expansive and evidence-based understandings of what families are today.