Official blog of the Asian American Bar Association of New York
Day: August 11, 2015
Glenn Magpantay, Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and the Chair of AABANY’s LGBT Committee, answered some important questions on the intersectionality of being both queer and a minority on NBC’s Comcast Newsmakers on August 3, 2015. It’s an exciting time in history for LGBT rights, but as Glenn so poignantly put it, “Yes, we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”
It often feels for an Asian American individuals that they can be neither accepted in the LGBT community as ethnic minorities nor the Asian community due to their sexuality or gender identities. Glenn speaks of NQAPIA’s work to develop resources and role models of Asian American families that are fully supportive of their LGBT children. NQAPIA works with community leaders, actors, and real families to try to spread the message of love and acceptance, as difficult as it may seem. As Glenn puts it, “Asian Americans are that often-overlooked minority… All the LGBT leaders are white. All the Asians are straight. Where do I belong?” In their efforts to answer that question and bring inclusion to both the LGBT community and the Asian community, NQAPIA offers messages in over twenty different languages. To learn more, visit their website.
For more thoughts on how we can diversify the LGBT movement, watch Glenn’s thoughts above.
Remember Amy Chua and her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which stirred up a storm of controversy when it first came out, coined the term Tiger Mom and brought down a heap of criticism on her and her alleged child-rearing practices?
Well, Careerist columnist Vivia Chen has an update for us about Chua’s two daughters. Are they in rehab or therapy (or worse)? Follow the link to find out. (It’s the second article, after “Moolah for Diversity,” and subscription may be required.)
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) invites you come watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on our very own New York Mets on Monday, August 31st!
AALDEF participates in a special program that helps to raise funds for public interest organizations. By purchasing tickets to select baseball games through this program, your cost will include the value of the ticket plus an additional tax-deductible donation to support AALDEF. These tickets (including the donation) are below regular price. Your donations go directly toward AALDEF¹s legal and education programs. Please take advantage of this opportunity to root for your team while making a contribution for a good cause!
Mets vs. Phillies at Citi Field
Monday, August 31 at 7:10 pm
Between home & first in Promenade Section 509
$12 per ticket + $3 donation or more
Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today! Please reserve by August 21 to ensure ticket delivery on time. Please contact Kenneth Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 966-5932 x 208 to place your order and receive further instructions for payment and delivery/pickup.
AALDEF thanks everyone for their continued support!