By Antonio (Jay) Pastrana Jr., Juan Battle, Angelique Harris
This publication makes use of own narratives and survey info from over 1,100 respondents to discover the variety of reports throughout Latinx LGBT groups in the usa, together with Puerto Rico. The authors rfile and rejoice a few of the daily strengths and methods hired by way of this outstanding inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.
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Extra resources for An Examination of Latinx LGBT Populations Across the United States: Intersections of Race and Sexuality
Sebastián is out as a gay man to most of the people in his life, including family, friends, religious community, coworkers, people in his neighborhood, and people online. He shares this characteristic with many Latinx individuals who were included in the SJS survey (see Fig. 1). 3 COMING OUT AND BEING OUT 27 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Religious People in the community neighborhood Family None Coworkers People online Some Friends All Fig. 1 Latinx LGBTs are out to Though Sebastián is a composite of the survey responses collected in 2010, other Latinx LGBT individuals shared their coming out stories with the SJS Project.
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Isabella, NYC) *** Religion was very hard for me to accept when I was young because they were telling me that I was wrong basically. (Samuel, 22) *** I felt uncomfortable in those churches. I didn’t feel I was welcome. I felt like I was more of an inconvenience really. (Santiago) *** I remember the time I began to reject my Catholicism. It was around the time I was really sure of my sexuality and I started really to deny the fact that I was Catholic because I didn’t really believe a lot of the things that they 4 RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY 41 disapprove of and other stuff.