What was your main concern about telling your parents? Was their reaction as you expected - and what was that? Do your parents think it’s a phase? Do they expect that you will still marry? How does being LGBTIQ affect your cultural identity? Has the relationship changed between you and your family, if so for better or worse? If it went bad initially, have you tried to build bridges and was it successful? Did you have resources or another family member with you, when telling family? Do you feel able to now talk to family about your life and friends? What tips would you give to others from your culture who are beginning their journey? What do you need your family to understand? Submit now. Have your say! https://ethniclgbt.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/10-questions-we-want-to-ask-ethnic-lgbt-people/
I recently had the pleasure of sharing my story with OPIA Australia - a podcast sharing stories of women in healthy same-sex relationships. With so many negative lesbian relationships being portrayed on the television and in the news, this resource is a beacon of light, inspiring others about what it means to be in a … Continue reading New podcast OPIA
This morning Ethnic LGBT+ had the honour of sitting down with Shelley Argent, National Spokesperson for PFLAG Australia, to work on reaching Ethnic LGBT+ to encourage them to share their stories. We talked about the challenges faced by those in the LGBT+ space and how together we can support each other in this journey. We came up with 10 questions that we will be asking people in this space, please feel free to respond to these questions in the contact page of this website.
What to do when relatives continue to ask you, 'But when are you going to get married?!'. A practical thought guide.
I tried coming out to my parents in person at age 17 and 22. Both times were inexplicably hard. Not allowing either of us the time and space to fully process what was being said and unsaid. Writing my parents a letter of understanding was the best route for us as a family. It gave … Continue reading My coming out letter