Asians and Pacific Islander Resources

Asians and Pacific Islander Resources

UC and Campus-Specfic Resources

Pan Asian Queers (PAQ):
UCLA’s Asian Pacific Islander LGBT student group.

Coming Out

Q&A Space:
Our goal is to provide API LGBT youth who do wish to come out and are struggling with the process with linguistically appropriate and culturally confident tools and resources to come out to whomever they'd like at whatever time they're comfortable. When we see the diversity and depth of experiences of Asian Pacific Islander LGBT people, we can grow closer as a community.

Communities

Long Yang Club
A nonprofit social support group for gay Asians and their friends in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our intention is to promote friendship between Asians and non-Asians through social events.

Advocacy Organizations

API Equality
We are a statewide collaboration of API Equality – LA and Northern California—two of the leading organizations advocating and organizing for fairness and equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Queer and Asian Conference
The annual Queer and Asian Conference has represented the establishment of a space for the intersection of queer and Asian identities.

Region-Specific

East Asian

Dari Project:
A volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent.

South Asian

Satrang:
A cultural, social, and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the South Asian LGBTIQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Queer and Questioning) community in Southern California through education, networking, and outreach. Satrang works toward ending gender and sexuality based prejudice.

Satrang Stories - Stories from our families:
The Satrang Youth Group began a "Family Stories" project wherein they collected stories from family members about how they went through their own process with their LBGTQ son/daughter/sibling/grandchild, etc. These stories are offered here and shared as personal narratives of South Asian family members struggling / coming to terms / accepting / celebrating the LGBTQ person they love and care about. We hope they will spark conversatios that lead to greater visibility, emotional health and connection in our communities.

South East Asian

The Malaya Project:
Photographer Deney Tuazon and filmmaker Gregory Pacificar, come together to create The Malaya (Free) Project. A photography project highlighting the lives of various proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Filipino/as.

Gender-Specific

Men

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network (GAPSN):
GAPSN is a brotherhood of gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander (API) men supporting and empowering each other.

Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends:
AP/GF is an non-profit, social and educational group established for gay Asians and friends who share an interest in Asian cultures and experiences. A/PGF's primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment where the interaction between members is enjoyable, safe and enriching.

Family Resources

PFLAG—San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander Chapter:
Besides accomplishing the vision and mission of PFLAG National in promoting the health and well-being of LGBT individuals, their families, and friends, our chapter’s vision is to promote inter-generational and inter-ethnic dialogue among our Asian, Asian-American, Pacific-Islander, and South Asian parents, families, and their lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender children, family members, and friends.

Faith Resources

Queer Asian Spirit:
A welcoming forum to share queer wisdom, knowledges, experiences, communities, religiosities, theologies and spiritualities from men, women and transpeople of Asian and Pacific Islander descent of different faiths from around the globe!

The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association:
An international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender.

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Minstry:
The Asian and Pacific Islander Roundtable envisions the emergence of coalitions and networks of API-LGBTQ and API allies across the country that affirm the dignity and spiritual wholeness of API-LGBTQ people of faith.

Health Resources

Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team (APAIT):
To positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California.

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.:
Offers a full spectrum of health services for patients of all ages including general diagnosis and treatment, behavioral health services, walk-in pregnancy testing, testing for HIV/AIDS and STI’s, and screenings for bone density, breast, and cervical cancer. Looking for some answers regarding your insurance plan? Having difficulty paying for your medical care? Need help completing enrollment forms? We’re here to help.

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center:
We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At A&PI Wellness Center, health care is grounded in social justice.

Financial Resources

George Choy Memorial / Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Scholarship:
Provides financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) who are in the process of applying to, or are currently attending, a post-secondary institution. The maximum grant award is currently $1000.

Tang Scholarship:
Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame.

Vision:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.