API Rainbow Parents 10 Year Anniversary
API Rainbow Parents will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022!
Launched in 2012, API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC provides support in a safe environment for API LGBTQ+ people and families through monthly support meetings and safe gathering space and foster intergenerational conversations. What’s unique about API Rainbow Parents is that we address the culture-specific needs of Asian American, Pacific Islander, East Asian, and South Asian people and we position ourselves as a bridge between the API LGBTQ+ community and API immigrant communities to foster understanding of each other across generations and to help overcome cultural and language barriers. We strive to expand the ally base within API communities.
It was exciting to see the impact and increased visibility of parents and LGBTQ+ individuals over the past 10 years. However, there is still more work to be done to foster allyship in our family, workplace, neighborhood, faith space, and broad API immigrant community.
Your donation will foster intergenerational conversation, share our history, and develop a vision for the next 10 years to combat inequality and hate against AAPI LGBTQ+ people.