Calling all second-generation Italian assigned women at birth whose self-identification falls within one or a combination of these categories: lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, genderqueer, transsexual (f to m), intersex.

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Hello, I am a researcher at the University of London and I am investigating second-generation Italian assigned women at birth whose self-identification falls within one or a combination of these categories: lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, genderqueer, transsexual (f to m), intersex. I am interested in non-heteronormativity and I would like to see the role that gender and sexuality play in the construction of Italian-Britishness.

If you identity as such, could you answer an anonymous questionnaire (attached) and send it back to me at: michelabaldo@yahoo.co.uk, or forward this message to other people that might correspond to any of the above descriptions?

I thank you very much for your precious collaboration.

Best wishes

Michela Baldo

Visiting research fellow

University of London

 

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I would like to see what it means to grow up as second-generation Italian in the UK for assigned women at birth when having to deal with non-heteronormative sexualities and genders.

 

  1. Are you second-generation Italian? Where you born in the UK? Are your parents both Italians or not? Where are they from?

 

  1. How does it feel like to be British-Italian, what do think it means? Or do you define yourself differently?

 

  1. Do you self-define as lesbian or bisexual or queer? Do you define yourself as transgender or genderqueer or else? Are you a transexual(f to m?) or intersex?

 

  1. Are you out to your parents? Was coming out in an Italian immigrant family in the UK difficult? How did your parents react? Do you think they might have reacted differently if were they British? Do you think they might have reacted differently if they did not migrate to the UK?

 

  1. What strategies did your parents use to make sense of your non- heteronormative gender or sexuality, issues that are still perceived as taboo in Italy? What sort of arguments did they come up with?

 

  1. In growing up, did you think that your sexuality and gender identification made you different from your family? Did you reject home and your Italian roots as a consequence of that? How did you manage to integrate your gender and sexuality into your ethnicity?

 

  1. In your opinion, has migration in the UK made your parents more open about these issues or more closed, for the fact that as many other immigrants they tend to keep traditions alive as a sort of survival?

 

 

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