Homophobia in the Asian-American community

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Homophobia in the Asian community is homophobia directed from Asian people towards LGBT people especially LGBT Asians.[1][2][3][4][5] Patrick S. Cheng suggested that Asian-American homophobia is a result of a counterattack to the feminization of Asian Men in mainstream culture. Hak-Shing William Tan was one of the people who voted in favor of Proposition 8 stating that unless it was adopted the states would "fall into Satan's hands", children would become homosexuals and churches would be sued for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.[6]


Further reading[edit]

  • Wilson, P. A.; Yoshikawa, H. (2004). "Experiences of and Responses to Social Discrimination among Asian and Pacific Islander Gay Men: Their Relationship to HIV Risk". AIDS Education and Prevention 16 (1): 68–83. doi:10.1521/aeap. PMID 15058712.  edit
  • Yoshikawa, H.; Wilson, P.; Chae, D. H.; Cheng, J. F. (2004). "Do Family and Friendship Networks Protect Against the Influence of Discrimination on Mental Health and HIV Risk Among Asian and Pacific Islander Gay Men?". AIDS Education and Prevention 16 (1): 84–100. doi:10.1521/aeap. PMID 15058713.  edit
  • Chan, C. S. (1989). "Issues of Identity Development Among Asian-American Lesbians and Gay Men". Journal of Counseling & Development 68: 16–20. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.1989.tb02485.x.  edit
  • Singh, A. A.; Chung, Y. B.; Dean, J. K. (2006). "Acculturation Level and Internalized Homophobia of Asian American Lesbian and Bisexual Women". Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling 1 (2): 3. doi:10.1300/J462v01n02_02.  edit