The Asian Pride Project was conceived during a routine Steering Committee meeting of Q-WAVE in 2009. In this meeting, members discussed the lack of resources and support for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Many members were "out" to friends but few were "out" to their families. And for those families struggling to accept their "out" children, there were few culturally-relevant, language-specific resources for them to use.
In light of this reality, members of Q-WAVE conceptualized a visibility campaign that utilizes media to share personal family stories in hopes of creating a wider recognition and acceptance of LGBT family challenges, dynamics and understanding.
After launching the idea and generating momentum for the project, Q-WAVE was joined by two other NYC-based community organizations, SALGA and GAPIMNY, to help elevate the work of the Project.
Today the Asian Pride Project is a collective endeavor comprised of several API LGBT organizations across the country and we have big plans for the future.
Before the showing of "Fire in the Blood," we will be showing a moving story of a member part of the Asian Pride Project
English, 4 minutes, 2014, USA
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AsianPrideProject/info
Video about AAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdCZVPDLgY&feature=emai