Pride Month: Resources for the AAPI LGBTQ community

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By Maya Seo, AsAmNews Intern

With Pride Month in June, we here at AsAmNews wanted to celebrate and give a list of resources for the AAPI LGBTQ community.

This list is by no means comprehensive. We welcome your suggestions. Please send to info at asamnews dot com.

National

API LGBTQ Resource Guide

A comprehensive list that outlines the different terminologies of sexual orientation identities and barriers for the API LGBTQ community.

Asian Pride Project

Asian Pride Project celebrates the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families and communities. We seek to capture these stories by using the arts – film, video, photography and the written word – as a medium for social justice and advocacy in the LGBTQ realm.”

Donate

Coming Out: living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

This resource is an electronic pamphlet that aims to outline the AAPI LGBTQ experiences. A collection of quotes and positive affirmations, this pamphlet creates a community of solidarity through its writing.

GLSN

“Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.”

Donate

Prism Foundation (Formerly Known as GAPA: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance)

“Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Prism Foundation is dedicated to exploring critical issues that affect the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ community and supporting innovative programs and individuals seeking solutions to those issues… We provide academic scholarships to non-traditional API LGBTQ+ students and core funding to under-resourced and underrepresented local community organizations and projects.”

Donate

Volunteer

Join

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

“The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge anti-LGBTQ bias and racism.”

Donate

Join

REGIONAL

California

API Equality Northern America

“Through our values, APIENC’s role is to build alternatives—real solutions—that are centered in our communities, build self-determination, and promote healing and restoration for the land and the people. All of our programs are led by QTAPI members who are directly impacted by the issues we address.”

Donate

Volunteer

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community

“APIQWTC is a fun, welcoming, multi-generational group of Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people in the Bay Area, who are building community together. We are the legacy of queer A&PI activism, stemming from earlier-founded organizations going back to 1987. We are a wholly volunteer-based organization.”

Events

Volunteer

Satrang LA

“Satrang serves the South Asian LGBTQ community by promoting awareness, acceptance, and empowerment through social, educational, and advocacy-related events. We envision an inclusive and visible community in which South Asian LGBTQ-identified people feel whole and heard.”

Donate

Events

Massachusetts

Asian Pride

Asian Pride is a youth development and leadership program that provides services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Allies and friends of LGBTQ+ identified youth are also welcome to participate. The program serves as an open, safe space for youth ages 16-24 to explore their identities while building job & life skills, and a sense of community with their peers.

Donate

Get Involved

Bagly: Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth

“The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. BAGLY believes in a world that is more equitable and safe for LGBTQ+ youth and prioritizes the needs of LGBTQ+ youth of color, trans and gender non-conforming youth, and homeless LGBTQ+ youth.”

Donate

Volunteer

Events

Boston Glass

“GLASS provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston and Greater Framingham areas. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, we also provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations.”

Donate

GAPIMNY

“Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY is an all-volunteer, membership-based community organization with the mission to empower queer and trans Asian Pacific Islanders* to create positive change. We provide a range of political, social, educational, and cultural programming and work in coalition with other community organizations to educate and promote dialogue on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.”

Donate

Volunteer

MTPC

MTPC works to ensure the wellbeing, safety and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive community members in Massachusetts.

We educate the public; advocate at state, local, and systemic levels; and through collective action, we mobilize community, engage in capacity building, and advance community wellness and prosperity.

Donate

Programs

Volunteer

NAAAP Pride

The NAAAP PRIDE program aims to empower, educate, engage, and celebrate the Asian American LGBTQ+ professional community and its allies by providing education, promoting visibility, and developing current and future LGBTQ+ leaders. We will provide resources and support for those in all stages of the coming out process and for those creating safe and affirming work and learning spaces where Asian American LGBTQ+ students and employees can live, work, and study safely, openly, and genuinely. 

Donate

Volunteer

New York

API Rainbow Parents

“API Rainbow Parents provides information and support to Asian-Pacific Islander (API) families with a family member who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+). The group is open to parents, other relatives and family members, and friends, as well as to LGBTQ+ people themselves.”

Donate

Volunteer

GAPIMNY

“Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY is an all-volunteer, membership-based organization which provides a safe space for support, visibility and action among NYC’s community of queer and transgender Asian American and Pacifc Islander people. GAPIMNY works in coalition with other LGBTQ and API community organizations to help educate the broader community on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.”

Events

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