"There are so many gay Filipinos in church," says Joseph Trinidad. He and his family immigrated to New Zealand more than a decade ago, and have helped form a thriving Filipino community - their "own little Philippines" - in the Hawke's Bay.

Joseph's mum Grace says she wouldn't be able to survive in New Zealand without her Catholic faith. Joseph, meanwhile, is gay and was hesitant to come out to his parents. But, as Grace says, "You underestimate us."

Conversations With My Immigrant Parents is a podcast and video series where parents and children learn about each other anew, and confront the complex issues that are deepened by differences in generation and culture.

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