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Through Racism and Homophobia: An Ally's Journey
Through racism and homophobia: An ally's journey
Ruperto M.PerezThe University of Florida

My parents immigrated to the United States from the Philippines when I was 8 months old, so I never knew of my cultural homeland growing up. As the oldest of five siblings, my parents wanted us to learn and appreciate U.S. culture. As much as my parents wanted my brothers and sister and me to be fully immersed in U.S. culture, they also kept us tied to our Filipino heritage. They would often talk to us about our relatives in the Philippines and their own childhood memories. One of the main ways we remained tied to our Filipino heritage was through the foods that my mother (and grandmother, ...

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