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Q: Sex & Sexuality ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Sex & Sexuality
Category: Relationships and Society > Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
Asked by: mesticagem-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2002 06:51 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2002 06:51 PST
Question ID: 106822
Imagine what it would like to be an individual who is both gay and a
member of a racial/ethnic group. Would this have a positive or
negative impact, or both?

Request for Question Clarification by knowledge_seeker-ga on 13 Nov 2002 06:56 PST

Can you define what you mean by "member of a racial/ethnic group." Aren't we all?

Thanks -K~

Clarification of Question by mesticagem-ga on 13 Nov 2002 07:00 PST
minority group - Caribbean American
Subject: Re: Sex & Sexuality
Answered By: skermit-ga on 13 Nov 2002 08:28 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Let me share with you a couple editorials or articles written about
being a double minority.

Gay and minority (general):

Gay and Asian:

Gay and Black:

Gay and Hispanic:

Gay and Jewish:

Gay and Muslim:

As you can read from these links, the major negative issue is the fact
that these people have to struggle to find acceptance, having two
social hurdles to overcome. If they're treated with respect because of
a certain heritage and ethnic background, that doens't mean that
they'll be accepted for their sexual orientation, and vice versa. Many
of these people find it hard to fight two battles instead of one each
time they meet new judgemental people. But this is also the positive
aspect, optimists seem this as a way to truly express themselves,
being lucky enough to have two distinguishing characteristics that
they can be proud of and celebrate. Hope I shed some light on the
issue for you.

Search Strategy:

gay "double minority" on google:

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mesticagem-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
I feel that your answer was straight and to the point and I want to
Thank you for the links to the question. Mesticagem

Subject: Re: Sex & Sexuality
From: alison985-ga on 18 Nov 2002 18:10 PST
Also try "twice blessed" as a search term. It might get you
information about gifted people with ADD but it's also the name of a
book about being GL and jewish. The twice blessed concept is all about
belonging to 2 minorities at once.

Also, the NLGTF national conference (Creating Change) this year was on
"Building an Anti-Racist Movement." See:

Let me know if this is helpful or you want more info about these


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