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Welcome! This is a space intended to provide ethnic LGBT+ people with the resources to help them navigate the specific challenges they may face in coming out to their families and to provide them with a supportive ethnic LGBT+ network. Together, let’s share our stories. Share your story via the contact page.

Ethnic is defined and understood as a population subgroup with a common national or cultural tradition within a larger national or cultural group.

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“It does get better” – a story of courage by a young South American man

Hi there. This is my story, and it is intertwined with my personal struggle with mental health issues. I am in my middle twenties, come from a socially-conservative family in the countryside in South America and have come out to my parents less than a year ago. They had no idea and sometimes might struggle … Continue reading “It does get better” – a story of courage by a young South American man

Ethnic? CALD? POC?

In the expression of culture, language is a fundamental aspect. It is the tool that conveys traditions and values related to group identity. At the intersection of cultural and sexual identity, language becomes even more important. How we express and define ourselves shapes the way others engage with us and how we understand ourself. How then do diverse communities want to be identified?

Where are you from or Where are you a local?

I am often asked, ‘Where are you from?’ or ‘Where are you originally from?’. With my brown skin, black hair, brown eyes and Australian-South African accent, many people are curious of my origin. How do I simply reply with one country or nation when I am 5th generation Indian South African, spent my childhood growing up in Durban, lived Indian culture in my home, lived my adolescence in rural Australia, my young adult life in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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