On Feb 15, 2015, representatives from GAPIMNY joined Clara Yoon from API Project PFLAG NYC in presenting a workshop on LGBTQ issues in the API community at Columbia University.
The workshop was part of Columbia University Asian American Alliance’s annual Crossroads High School Conference, a leadership conference for young API students to explore aspects of their identities within the contexts of a increasingly diverse API community.
Sex/gender/sexuality identities were discussed, which then transitioned into a discussion on how the “coming out” process is unique for API people. Presenters and participants shared personal stories of their experiences with the process. The workshop concluded with the distribution of resources to local organizations that serve the LGBTQ API community.