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Title: Religion, identity formation, and effects on well-being: a study on LGBTQ+ youths in Singapore
Authors: Dany Alfian Bin Ashady
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Dany Alfian Bin Ashady (2023). Religion, identity formation, and effects on well-being: a study on LGBTQ+ youths in Singapore. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: SSS/SOC/2022/S1/002 
Abstract: In Singapore, there has been contention between religious communities and the LGBTQ+ community; recently highlighted after the decriminalisation of an anti-gay law. However, what about LGBTQ+ individuals who also identify with a religion? This paper explores how youths in Singapore who are LGBTQ+ and religious form their identities and navigate their experiences within religious communities. The study also looks at how these experiences impact their mental well-being. By interviewing 19 LGBTQ+ religious Muslim and Christian youths on such issues, along with observing events at an LGBTQ+ friendly Muslim organisation and secondary research from an LGBTQ+ friendly Christian Church, several insights were determined. Relationship with God, alternative interpretations to fit the LGBTQ+ identity with religion, and approach from religious communities and religious family members affect identity formation. These then determine a sense of achievement or separation of identities in terms of mental well-being of these youths.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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