Conflicting loyalties: challenging white orientalism and homophobia in diasporic communities

“I recently came out to my parents as queer, not directly using that term but indicating that I’m not heterosexual. My parents are also Christians, my mum doesn’t just think it’s sinful to be sleeping with women but that I have a mental illness and I need ‘treatment’.

Apparently if we didn’t leave China, I would not be queer, it’s a white people thing.” white.html