Asian Pacific Islander Specific

API Equality LA  (Asian and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality) is a coalition of organizations and individuals working for fair treatment of LGBTQ people in the greater Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander community. Check its Resources page for in-language materials.

Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride are parents and friends of LGBTQ people, who seek to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with LGBTQ members through support, education, and educational materials.Asian Pride Project is an online space for family and friends of LGBTQ Asian and API,  where they can share stories and experiences with each other, in the languages of their communities, and through video, sound, pictures, and words.

Desi provides a free telephone helpline (sponsored by Trikone) that offers confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information, and resources LGBTQ South Asians. Note that the Desi helpline does not offer suicide support: if you need it, please click the red Help phone image on the right side of this page.

NQAPIA is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations, which seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT API organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias. 

PFLAG National‘s families of color network (FOCN) includes FOCN for Resources for Asian-American/API Communities, which  links to organizations as well as Chinese language resources. 

Our City of Colours aims to increase the visibility of, and address the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in a variety of linguistic and cultural communities. It has produced two poster campaigns, featuring a series of 16 multilingual posters in Chinese, Punjabi, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, French, Filipino, and Vietnamese. which you can view and order here.

Q&A Space  is a project of API Equality LA that is a separate and robust website, offering storytelling and resources  specifically designed for those who identify as API and LGBTQ as well as Coming Out resources.

Queer Asian Spirit is a collection of resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, pansexual, asexual, queer and questioning LGBTQ people of API descent who are interested in spiritual and religious issues. 

The Dari Project develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of LGBTQ) people of Korean descent. Its website includes personal stories and resources. You might also check this article profiling one of its members.

Trikone offers support to people of South Asian descent who trace their ethnicities to one of these places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet.

Trikone Northwest aspires to create a safe and inclusive world where LGBTQ+ South Asians can freely express themselves and reach their unlimited potential by building community, increasing social and political visibility, and promoting racial and sexual equality. Check out their Events page for upcoming workshops, book readings, potlucks, and more. 

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