Urgent – LGBT API Community Meeting 9/19

Dear Friends,

After last year’s devastating loss on Prop 8, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning community is in danger – including in our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Intolerance is on the rise, homophobic bullying of children is increasing, as well as incidents of hate crimes, and in state after the state the lives of LGBT people are being subjected to public referendum.

In the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, misinformation and misunderstanding continue to aggravate this situation. The 66,000+ API LGBT people of California cannot afford to wait any longer. We are endangered and we need your help.

We need you to come to a special convening on Saturday, September 19th to help us increase awareness of LGBTIQ justice issues, reduce harmful misinformation in our API communities, and to promote justice issues in all of our communities

WHEN: Saturday, September 19th from 10AM to 1PM
WHERE: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., SF
WHAT: API Equality and its allies are calling for a convening of diverse members and representatives of the API LGBT and Allied communities to discuss the issues and strategize together. By the end of the day, we hope to have concrete strategies and opportunities to address these issues in our communities and organizations.

Additionally, any contributions in terms of financial support or in-kind donations would be much appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact Tawal Panyacosit, Director, API Equality | www.apiequality.org, 415-274-6760 ext. 316; tpanyacosit@caasf.org

Please download and circulate the flyer for the event.