• Juan Battle
  • Antonio (Jay) PastranaJr
  • Angelique Harris


This chapter provides a context for the entire volume. First, issues around language and labeling are presented. Next a general discussion is provided concerning larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* LGBT communities. Then, more specific information is provided for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBT communities, with a particular focus on issues of coming out, family life, and spirituality. This is followed by a discussion of the significance of API LGBT sexuality. Finally, the chapter ends with a presentation of how the rest of the book is organized.


Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities Coming out Family life Spirituality API LGBT sexuality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Battle
    • 1
  • Antonio (Jay) PastranaJr
    • 2
  • Angelique Harris
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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