By Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Juan Battle, Angelique Harris
This ebook makes use of own narratives and survey information from over 1,100 respondents to discover the variety of studies throughout Latinx LGBT groups in the usa, together with Puerto Rico. The authors rfile and have fun some of the daily strengths and techniques hired by means of this amazing inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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Mia, 23) *** After I came to terms with myself, I felt that I didn’t want to go to church, speciﬁcally the Roman Catholic Church, just because I don’t want to go somewhere where I’m not celebrated. (Thiago) Experiences with religious institutions are also quite diverse. David explained: 15% Out to some In their religious communities. Of Latinx LGBT SJS Survey respondents were My father’s Pentecostal. My cousin is Pentecostal. They love me. They accept me for who I am. It is not like, “You are going to go to Hell.
That’s my take on religion. I personally feel religion is not something that’s necessarily good. (Diego, 20, Brooklyn) HOMOPHOBIA AND RELIGION Homophobia, or the irrational fear of homosexuals, and heterosexism, the preference for heterosexuals, can be found within all societies and cultures. Just as there are those who are likely to be accepting and afﬁrming in all societies, there are also those who are prejudiced or intolerant. A 2013 Pew study found that compared to other Western nations, the United States tends to be less accepting of homosexuality.
This chapter brieﬂy contextualizes some of the factors that have been associated with the coming out experience for LGBT people, how Latinx people are positioned within this body of knowledge and what the Social Justice Sexuality (SJS) Project has discovered about the coming out experiences of Latinx LGBT people in the United States today. Research on identity construction has contended that the coming out experience is one of the most formative moments in a LGBT person’s life. This declaration of identity, however, has taken numerous forms.
An Examination of Latinx LGBT Populations Across the United States: Intersections of Race and Sexuality by Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Juan Battle, Angelique Harris