Who We Are

We are parents, families and friends of lesbians, gays, bissexuals and transgendered people.
API-Family Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to end the isolation of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members thouugh support, education, and dialog. We provide one-to-one sessions with parents; connect parents with others who speak their language; conduct workshops at high schools, colleges and adult gatherings; and set-up information booths at street fairs; and interact with other organizations health and diversity programs. We have developed resources that found their way into over 10,000 homes, schools and universities.

Our History

History of API Family Pride

API Family Pride started in response to a complete lack of API family participation during the 1994 PFLAG National Convention held in San Francisco. Active API LGBT people reasoned that PFLAG’s model for support—public disclosure—is contrary to the API value that frowns on public disclosure of private shame. They created a video (now available on DVD) to help API families with LGBT members in their coming out process in the privacy of their homes. The video project was a success and project participants found themselves responding to a need even larger than anticipated. Meetings held over several years resulted in a formal organization, a strategic plan, and the successful application in April 2004 for 501(c)(3) non-profit classification.

Today, API Family Pride is an all-volunteer, community based, grass-roots organization with a board that provides overall direction and two fulltime volunteers who implement programs with a diverse—ethnic, generation, language—volunteer base built up in our 20 plus years of existence.

Our Mission

The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander family pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members though support, education, and dialog.

Our Vision

Our vision is recognition and acceptance among Asian and Pacific islander families of the sexual and gender diversity within our cultures.

Values

We are commited, both individually and collectively, to create an organization that values.

  • the bonds between parent and child.
  • the contribution of inter-generational and extended family traditions.
  • diverse recial, ethnic, linguistic and faith communities.
  • coalitions with API communities and organizations.
  • respect for all contributions and diverse.