Coming Out and Being Out
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This chapter interrogates the coming out experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities. Readers are introduced to Shui Jade Sheung—a typical respondent to the Social Justice Sexuality project. Through Sheung’s experiences readers gain insights into issues of racial and ethnic identity for LGBT people of color, practices of negotiating the “coming out” process, as well as the myriad of experiences of navigating religion and spirituality.
KeywordsRacial or ethnic identity for LGBT people of color Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT closet Religion
- Battle, J., A.J. Pastrana Jr., and J. Daniels. 2013. Social Justice Sexuality Survey: The Executive Summary for the Asian and Pacific Islander Population. New York. Retrieved from http://socialjusticesexuality.com/files/2014/09/API_ExecutiveSummary_062013.pdf.