publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Coming In and Coming Out: Navigating the Spaces between Cultural and Sexual Identity

Nguyen, Hoa N.;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The present study addresses three objectives: 1) to explore the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) persons who are coming in the United States as students and coming out about their sexual orientation, 2) to explore the cultural narratives that emerge in their disclosure process, and 3) to generate ways to support LGBQ international students. Research on the disclosure process for LGBQ persons have been comprised largely of white, middle-class individuals and families. This narrative inquiry broadens our understanding of how LGBQ persons from different cultures define and experience the coming-out process, particularly in the context of movi...
Subjects
free text keywords: coming out, sexual identity, cultural identity, sojourners, international students, narrative family therapy, narrative inquiry
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