LGBT Community Essay
In the history of Asian immigrants, Asian Americans have been marginalized by the mainstream American society, and they are relatively marginalized ethnic minorities compare to other minorities due to distinct cultures, languages and living habits and etc. Asian American have been the most difficult integrate into the mainstream American society of ethnic minorities. The existence of Asian LGBT is undoubtedly add another discriminatory label to this community except racial discriminations. Before 1994, there was no Asian face appear in white dominated American LGBT community. With the changing of status of Asian American, Asian lesbian and gay slowly appeared in people’s field of vision. In 1994, California passed a vote on the establishment of citizenship screening system in order to prevent illegal immigrants occupy American citizen’s public welfare. The adoption of this proposal was a blow to Asian immigrants, and the impact of Asian LGBT community was even more evident. Many lesbian and gay dare not talked about their sexual orientation on any public occasion, because the white American’s homophobia was a hidden danger to their safety. Some of lesbian and gay even married the opposite sex to avoid the American authorities to question their identity and unconventional investigations and inspections (Ignatius, 1998).
The media also have a great impact on people 's attitudes. Many mainstream media usually describe gay as a muscular, blond hair, white man, while Asian men are usually weak, impotent and lacking in masculinity. The impact of mainstream American media on people 's minds has given Asian homosexuals more discrimination in American society, and Asian gay have found it hard to cross ethnic groups to find their