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Finding Each Other: Building Legacies of Belonging

Finding Each Other: Building Legacies of Belonging:

From Mia Mingus’s keynote speech at KQTcon 2018:

Most days the canyons that loneliness and isolation have carved out inside of me feel impossible to cross. They feel insurmountable and I know most of you in this room have those moments too. But then

HIV Rates in Indonesia Five Times Higher Following Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

HIV Rates in Indonesia Five Times Higher Following Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown:

Although Indonesia was once known as one of the most tolerant countries in southeast Asia, Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono said that began to change in 2016. Conservative leaders claimed that “homosexuality was contagious, that it might affect children,

An icon to Japanese working women shocked the country when she came out as gay

An icon to Japanese working women shocked the country when she came out as gay:

 Kazuyo Katsuma has inspired so many working women in Japan that there’s a term referring to those trying to emulate her success. Now, she’s trying to inspire Japanese people in another way.

In an interview with

API Mental Health: Let’s Stop Talking Taboos and Start Talking Racism

API Mental Health: Let’s Stop Talking Taboos and Start Talking Racism:

Much has been written about mental health “taboos” in Asian-American communities, and how cultural stigma is a steep barrier to seeking and receiving the care that we need. Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have the lowest utilization rate

Diary Entry #30: Gay, Asian, and Aspie

Dear Diary,

I really wonder if I am truly my only kind around here.

It’s rare being able to find other people who are gay and Asian like me. But it’s even rarer to find someone who is gay AND has asperger’s like me. I thought it was tough dealing with asperger’s

We’re Fine: What’s Stopping Asian-American Millennials From Talking About Mental Health

We’re Fine: What’s Stopping Asian-American Millennials From Talking About Mental Health:

“Stigma and the notion of those suffering from mental illness as being ‘crazy’ is a big problem in the Asian and Asian-American community,” says Wei-Chin Hwang, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College. “In general,

#Pride30: Professor Kevin Leo Nadal is making his mark in LGBTQ academia

#Pride30: Professor Kevin Leo Nadal is making his mark in LGBTQ academia:

Do you have advice for aspiring authors?

“If you see that there is something missing in literature, whether it’s storytelling, academic literature, play, musical theater, etc., be the one to write it! I remember going to school and not

Video

What It’s Like Coming Out as Queer in a Traditional Chinese Family

What It’s Like Coming Out as Queer in a Traditional Chinese Family:

On the one hand, I don’t remember much about coming out to my mom—to be fair, she doesn’t remember it, either. As early as sixth grade, I would come home bursting to talk about a myriad of social

As A Queer Indian-American Christian, This Priest Had To Create Her Own Path

As A Queer Indian-American Christian, This Priest Had To Create Her Own Path:

Without any queer Indian Christian role models to guide her along her road to the priesthood, Varghese has had to forge her own path. She now sees herself as a resource for others — including the queer

Diary Entry #27: How do you measure a year in a life?

thegaysiandiaries:

Dear Diary,

I’ve had a lot of emotions and thoughts since my father’s death. I don’t even feel that my last entry was emotionally authentic enough.

A year now feels both long and short. Long because a lot has changed. Short because the sh*t I was forced

South Korea’s First Drag Parade Was a Win for Queer Visibility

South Korea’s First Drag Parade Was a Win for Queer Visibility:

“The parade isn’t about entertainment,” 27-year-old Yang tells me. “You have RuPaul and all these popular drag artists, but we’re not trying to bring that into the street… We’re trying to focus on what drag is, and what role

Follower Friday: naturelifeparadise

Follower Fridays is a series of profiles highlighting members of Gaysian Third Space to showcase the diversity of gaysians in the Community. This week’s featured member is @naturelifeparadise.

Who are you?

I’m a queer Asian American with disability. I faced many struggles and torture growing up as queer. Many came from traditional

Excerpts from Amina Khan’s review in Kajal Magazine, “Sunil…

Excerpts from Amina Khan’s review in Kajal Magazine, “Sunil Gupta’s Portraits From the 70s Reflect on Queer Brown Subjectivity”:

Looking through the early works of Indian photographer, Sunil Gupta, I’m struck by the purity of their intimacy and the easy way in which he captured the warmth of his subjects […]

Crossing the divide: Do men really have it easier? These transgender guys found the truth was more complex.

Crossing the divide: Do men really have it easier? These transgender guys found the truth was more complex.:

“When I was 15 I was attending an all-girls high school where we had to wear skirts, but I felt different from my peers. Around that point we began living with my

From an interview with the filmmaker:Filmmaker Patrick G. Lee…

From an interview with the filmmaker:

Filmmaker Patrick G. Lee wasn’t expecting to come across any references to queerness while walking through New York’s Museum of Chinese in America. But there it was: the cover of a 1980 issue of Gay Insurgent, on which a group of Asian-Americans held a banner

Follower Friday: andytrannnn

Follower Fridays is a series of profiles highlighting members of Gaysian Third Space to showcase the diversity of gaysians in the Community. This week’s featured member is @andytrannnn

Who are you?

I’m Andy Tran.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (Minnesota).

What do you do?

I’m a

Diary Entry #28: Realizing the Authentic Self—The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee

thegaysiandiaries:

Dear Diary,

Being a transgendered Korean adoptee has meant a life-long process of coming to terms with identity issues related to gender identity and sexuality as well as to racial, ethnic and national identity. Just as I have always known that I was an adoptee, I have always known

jackdsg: fuckyeahfuckstory: anonymously-r-a-w: Paradise is a…

jackdsg:

fuckyeahfuckstory:

anonymously-r-a-w:

Paradise is a place behind your eyes

What did I do to deserve a life with you
When your love is all I need and all I need is your love

Featuring Original Single “Paradise” by Joshua Simon

nice one! finally a local full gay-themed short movie.

Diary Entry #29: One Asian drag queen’s take on cultural appropriation

Dear Diary,

I stared at my reflection in a tall standing mirror. I wore a floor-length, sheer, black qipao that barely obscured a red lace push-up bra and matching thong – buoyed by three inches of foam padding around my hips and ass.

This was a signature look for Lychee Minnelli, my

Follower Friday: souffle-soul

Follower Fridays is a series of profiles highlighting members of Gaysian Third Space to showcase the diversity of gaysians in the Community. This week’s featured member is @souffle-soul

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Matt, and I use he/him/his. I’m 20 years old, Chinese-American, and so very gay (getting gayer every day).

consenting to normal – Hyejin Shim – Medium

consenting to normal – Hyejin Shim – Medium:

In the mainstream, “real” sexual violence often needs to be proven through a deeply unjust legal system or multiple forms of incontrovertible evidence. Then, it must be brought to “justice” by criminalization and/or complete exile (usually incarceration). […] The legal/binary frame of sexual

Diary Entry #26: My Firsts

thegaysiandiaries:

Dear Diary,

They say you never forget your first love. There’s a reason for this. When you first find yourself taken with another you’re taken by surprise. So, when you fall you free-fall and usually to the bottom of adolescence’s hormonal wishing well. You don’t go in guarded because

Follower Friday: gaysianadventures

Follower Fridays is a series of profiles highlighting members of Gaysian Third Space to showcase the diversity of gaysians in the Community. This week’s featured member is @gaysianadventures.

Who are you?

A current University student who has been lucky and privileged enough to live and work on opposite sides of the world!

G3S Social: National Queer API Conference Edition

Join us in meeting+welcoming G3S friends from across the country when they will be in San Francisco for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)’s 2018 National Conference the weekend of July 27-29! Familiar and new faces are all welcome – please bring your friends, too!

When: Sunday, July 29 afternoon

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