Clara Yoon: "Everyone needs understanding and love from parents." — 부모님의 이해와 사랑이 필요합니다.
The API Project is a new initiative of PFLAG NYC to help families and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) background. Clara Yoon, the founder and leader of the API Project, shares the background and goals for the group:
When my child came out as transgender a few years ago, I remember spending countless hours on the internet researching and learning about transgender issues. I also joined PFLAG NYC’s TransParents Project, a wonderful group of parents, and received much needed support and resources as I struggled through each milestone for my son’s transitioning.
Looking back, I know how fortunate I was to have these resources and support. Equipped with knowledge, better understanding and support from other parents, I was able to overcome my fear, anxiety and misconception to navigate through steps necessary to support my child in his journey. I cannot imagine how lost I would have been if I was living in some place with no supportive community and resources that I could rely on. Read more »