Past Events

April 6, 2013 Colla Voce Benefit Concert for API Family Pride
from 4-6 pm @ St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 101 Gold Mine Drive, SF.

April 23, 2010: Santa Clara County Child Abuse Council Symposium
APIFP Wall of Pride Exhibit and workshop on LGBT issue will be held in the afternoon session. More info

Completion date March 2010. Funded by Horizons Foundation, a POCIBLE Grant.

API Family Pride’s Board Retreat
November 14, 2009, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. at The Marine Mammal Center
Facilitated by Kevin Fong

US Conference on AIDS – October 29-31, 2009 San Francisco , CA
API-FP Presentation on Saturday, Ocober 31, 2009
from 2:45- 4:45 PM., at the SF Hilton Union Square.

API Public Recognition of Private Courage: The Importance of Family Acceptance of LGBT Children and its Role in HIV Prevention and Education Work. (Roundtable Discussion)
Presenters: Belinda Dronkerslaureta and Mark Molina

API Family Pride’s “Wall Of Pride” Exhibit at GSO 2nd Annual Faith Leaders Summit on HIV, Cancer, Health and Wellness
Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Get Screened Oakland planned a day of testing, workshops and resource information at the Summit, which will be held at the Oakland Convention Center & Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland.

Funded by Get Screened Oakland –

May 30, 2009 – Saturday
5:00-9:00 pm @ Hotel Whitcomb 1231 Market St., San Francisco

Since 2004, Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) Family Pride has organized its annual Family Presentation Banquet to honor persons who have supported A&PI lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons throughout their journey of self-discovery and coming out. The annual Family Presentation Banquet has honored over 60 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and numerous other accepting family members who have faced deep-rooted homophobia in order to love and accept their LGBT relatives. The Banquet is an opportunity to honor this private courage of public support.
We invite Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT individuals to nominate these brave and accepting family members to honor at the 2009 A&PI Family Pride Banquet.

API Family Pride’s Family Honor Roll is a way of acknowledging the process that our families have undergone to overcome homophobia and understand and accept us as we are. This is a time to commend the private, personal struggles of love and transformation in our individual families with public acknowledgement from us, their children and a grateful community.

May 26, 2009 California Supreme Court Prop 8 Decision Day
The California Supreme Court’s decision on whether to overturn or uphold Proposition 8 will be announced on Tuesday, May 26. The court will either uphold the Constitution, recognizing equal protection under the law, or uphold discrimination, taking away fundamental civil rights from a minority.

Regardless of what happens on Decision Day, this is an important opportunity to come together as a community and show Californians that this is an extraordinarily crucial issue not just to some but to all who value civil rights.

Be Visible. Be Vocal. For Marriage Equality.

“WALL OF PRIDE” EXHIBIT at San Jose State University
April 21 – May 1, 2009

Tuesday, April 21 Opening Presentation from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

API Family Pride’s “Wall of Pride” Exhibit will be on display at San Jose State University LGBT Center, Building BB. We will exhibit 36 families who are proud of their API GLBT family members. The exhibit consist of 36 story boards of families and individuals who have been honored publicly of their private courage.

Exhibit Hours: Monday – Friday 8-5

Many API lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people do not come out to their families, fearing that they will be rejected. However, there are API families whose love and acceptance have made “coming out of the closet” less painful and harrowing. API Family Pride seeks to honor and share the stories of these families who love their LGBT family members unconditionally.

Funded by Get Screened Oakland –

SF Chinese New Year Parade – Saturday, February 7, 2009
API for Marriage Equality Contingent

API Family Pride is one of many co-sponsors for the “API for Marriage Equality” parade contingent. Our contingent will feature a convertible decorated with flowers and garlands. Sitting in the convertible will be two of our family members, Trinity and Des who have been together for 23 years. They will wear their traditional Hawaiian wedding dresses made by their moms. They wore the dress when they were married about 10 years ago, then again in 2004 when San Francisco allowed gay marriages, and once more in 2008 when the state of California allowed gay marriages. They will put on that dress again this year especially for the Chinese New Year Parade. Our marchers will follow the couple in their convertible with pride. Complements of APIFP marchers will make noise with cow bells, after all it the Year of the Ox. Continget Details – Meeting time: 4:45 pm. Location: Market & Second Street. Attire: wear red or yellow top and dark pants.