The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialog.
Our vision is the recognition and acceptance among Asian and Pacific islander families of the sexual and gender diversity within our cultures.
We are committed, both individually and collectively, to create an organization that values:
- the bonds between parent and child,
- the contribution of inter-generational and extended family traditions,
- diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and faith communities,
- coalitions with API communities and organizations,
- respect for all contributions and diverse perspectives.
Who We Are
We are parents, families and friends of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people.
API-Family Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to end the isolation of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialog. We provide one-on-one sessions with parents; connect parents with others who speak their language; conduct workshops at high schools, colleges, and adult gatherings; set-up information booths at street fairs; and interact with other organizations’ health and diversity programs. We have developed resources that have found their way into over 10,000 homes, schools and universities. And we have a website—apifamilypride.org.
What We Do
Provide a safe space to talk, and offer their own stories to help promote understanding and acceptance with in families and communities.
Help to keep families together by offering support through the process of "coming out" to each other and to their communities.
Educate individuals, families and organizations understand the role of family in the lives of API LGBTs.
Provide Resources for parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender: "Coming Out, Coming Home" video, Beloved Daughter Booklet, Family Honor Roll Booklet, Wall of Pride Exhibit, a website and "Keeping Families Together" Blog.
Through lectures, panel discussions, programs, exhibits and workshops, API Family Pride has brought their message of love and justice throughout the U.S. and to Canada and the Philippines.