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 range of stories throughout Latinx LGBT groups in the usa, together with Puerto Rico. The authors rfile and have fun a few of the daily strengths and techniques hired through this notable inhabitants to navigate and negotiate their day-by-day lives.

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This chapter examines religion and religious diversity among Latinx LGBT people and considers some of the experiences they have had within their religious and spiritual communities. RELIGION IN LATINX LGBT COMMUNITIES Within both the general population and within Latinx communities, heterosexuals are much more likely to identify as religious than LGBT people (Newport 2014). Within the general population, age, gender, education, income, and region of the country that one resides in all influence religiosity, or level of religious belief.

Nonetheless, there is great diversity within Latinx communities and family formations. , but I was raised here. My parents have always been very open minded in that sense. They’re not traditional Latino parents. You know, they were very strict, but they were open to different possibilities. So when I came out, it didn’t come as a surprise to them, and I actually had their support. (Diego, 20, born in Mexico and now resides in Brooklyn, NY) Diego went on to explain that his parents’ response to his coming out had less to do with being Latinx and more to do with being liberal, rather than traditional.

2015. Being Out To Others: The Relative Importance of Family Support, Identity and Religion for LGBT Latina/os. Latino Studies 13(1): 88–112. Pastrana, A. J. 2016. It Takes a Family: An Examination of Outness Among Black LGBT People in the United States. Journal of Family Issues 37(6): 765–788. , M. Crosbie-Burnett, and N. Saltzburg. 2009. Experiences Regarding Coming out to Parents Among African American, Hispanic, and White Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Adolescents. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 21: 189–205.

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