The focus of this qualitative study was to explore the intersectionalities of the different identities of an undocumented LGBTQ Latino. The study explored the narratives of seven UndocuQueer Latinos from Los Angeles County using face-to-face interviews. The aim was to dissect the identities of holding an undocumented status, their LGBTQ identity, and how they intersect with one another. Grounded Theory Approach was used to analyze the data. Participants reported experiences of conflicting values, onset of internal homophobia, feelings of identity-based pride, and stressors behind the impact of policies such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and The Marriage Equality Act.
Each participant reported valuing education and civic engagement and is either pursuing a higher education or has received a Bachelor’s degree. Although not a required criteria in order to participate in the study, each participant developed a sense of autonomy and were highly engaged in their diverse communities and educating others about their multiple identities.
|Advisor:||Washington, Thomas A.|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, LGBTQ studies|
|Keywords:||Latinos, Lgbt immigrant, Lgbtq, Undocumented immigrants, Undocuqueer|
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