Event Title

An Oral History and Auto-ethnography of Sexuality Privilege and Gender Inequity in LGBTQ Hmong America

Location

CSU 255

Start Date

21-4-2014 3:15 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 4:15 PM

Student's Major

Gender and Women's Studies

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Amy Sullivan

Mentor's Department

Gender and Women's Studies

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Within the last decade, issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals have surfaced the Hmong American community. This research project is an oral history and auto-ethnography with two parts. The first part examines the formation of Hmong American LGBTQ identities through the experiences of migration and immigration, acculturation, and participation in capitalism. This demonstrates how LGBTQ identities are created and adopted into mainstream Hmong American LGBTQ communities. The next part takes a feminist intersectionality approach to examine the experiences whereby sexual privilege is formed in Hmong American LGBTQ communities that have been conditioned by historic gender inequity within Hmong American community. This second angle of examination will not only critique the role of privilege in Hmong LGBTQ sexuality, but the role in which gender inequity conditions critical consciousness of LGBTQ identities in Hmong America. Results may indicate a varying consciousness of sexual identity from experiences of gender inequity. In the future, we hope that this research will inspire emerging Hmong American LGBTQ activists, organizers, artists, and scholars to build towards a holistic and critical consciousness of what their own sexual and gender identity means to them; and to further contribute their own knowledge and experiences of intersectionality as Hmong American LGBTQ individuals towards the scholarship of Hmong Trans* and Queer Feminism and Critique.

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An Oral History and Auto-ethnography of Sexuality Privilege and Gender Inequity in LGBTQ Hmong America

CSU 255

Within the last decade, issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals have surfaced the Hmong American community. This research project is an oral history and auto-ethnography with two parts. The first part examines the formation of Hmong American LGBTQ identities through the experiences of migration and immigration, acculturation, and participation in capitalism. This demonstrates how LGBTQ identities are created and adopted into mainstream Hmong American LGBTQ communities. The next part takes a feminist intersectionality approach to examine the experiences whereby sexual privilege is formed in Hmong American LGBTQ communities that have been conditioned by historic gender inequity within Hmong American community. This second angle of examination will not only critique the role of privilege in Hmong LGBTQ sexuality, but the role in which gender inequity conditions critical consciousness of LGBTQ identities in Hmong America. Results may indicate a varying consciousness of sexual identity from experiences of gender inequity. In the future, we hope that this research will inspire emerging Hmong American LGBTQ activists, organizers, artists, and scholars to build towards a holistic and critical consciousness of what their own sexual and gender identity means to them; and to further contribute their own knowledge and experiences of intersectionality as Hmong American LGBTQ individuals towards the scholarship of Hmong Trans* and Queer Feminism and Critique.

Recommended Citation

Vang, Chong. "An Oral History and Auto-ethnography of Sexuality Privilege and Gender Inequity in LGBTQ Hmong America." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_15/4