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Asian+American+Psychology+Week+6+LGBTQ - The Asian American...

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1 The Asian American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Experience Asian American Psychology Jonathan R. Flojo, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist UCI Counseling Center November 19, 2007 Goals ± Highlight main ideas pertaining to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) experience ± Describe the ecological and social context of being LGBT ± Identify cultural issues specific to the experiences of Asian American LGBT individuals [specifically family issues] Comfort Zones z On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 = high comfort and 1 = low comfort), rate the following statements. z Rate your initial emotional reaction through free association.
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2 1. Eating at a restaurant that caters to a gay clientele. 2. Having an openly gay employee. 3. Having an openly lesbian boss. 4. Reading a LGB magazine. 5. Introducing a lesbian and her partner to your friends. 6. Enrolling your child in a lesbian-owned daycare. 7. Seeing a lesbian couple kiss. 8. Two gay men walking arm in arm by you on the street. 9. Watching a TV movie about lesbians. 10. Introducing someone LGBT to your parents. 11. Hugging someone LGBT openly in public. 12. Sharing an apartment. Assumptions z Sexuality impacted by social norms of the culture and one’s position in society z Economic, political, class, educational norms z Social understanding of sexuality in Asian cultures is different than Western culture One must take into account gender role socialization.
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3 Myths and Misconceptions There are no Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender men and women who are ________. Invisibility
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5 Desperate Housewives z http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=y53YOSg1o9c Myths and Misconceptions z Just about sex. In reality, sexuality, sexual identity, and sexual orientation are so much more than just sexual behavior.
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6 Sexual Orientation z “The desire for intimate romantic, emotional, and sexual relationships with people of the same gender ( lesbian , gay ), the other gender ( heterosexual ), or either gender ( bisexual ).” Transgender z … is a broad descriptive term that describes individuals who live all or a substantial part of their lives with an innate sense of gender other than their birth sex. z A transgendered person is one “whose self- identification challenges traditional notions of gender and sexuality.” These notions are culturally bound notions. z
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