GenPride stands against anti-Asian hate and violence, and in solidarity with the AAPI community
We are outraged and heartbroken by the recent murders in Atlanta, as well as the many physical acts of violence around the nation (including in the Puget Sound Region), that are manifestations of the ever-present racism that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have endured for 160 years. The past year has only further highlighted the historic structures that allow this to continue in this country and the incredibly harmful impact of politically powerful demagogues who do not stand on the side of justice and honor of all people across our myriad of backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
We at GenPride stand in strong solidarity with the AAPI community. As an organization whose mission is to serve the needs of LGBTQIA+ seniors, we are dedicated to addressing the heavy social, intersectional disparities based on race, socioeconomics, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
We are deeply committed to the work ahead as we fight to break down racist structures and work to build a new future where all can thrive with safety, pride, and dignity. We continue to actively examine, implement, and refine our approach to building this future together.
Get Support & Take Action
Included here are a handful of resources that may be helpful to members of the GenPRIDE community.
Washington State Resources
- CAPAA (Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs) Details on how to report hate/discrimination incidents.
- Coalition Against Hate & Bias CISC is a partner of the Coalition Against Hate & Bias (Coalition), which is supported by the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ). The Coalition is a community-led initiative to address hate and bias incidents by strengthening and networking communities who experience racist and bigoted treatment and all forms of oppression.
- Editorial column in Seattle Times by OCA Greater Seattle leaders, entitled “Stand up against anti-Asian hatred, misogyny and violence.” Several specific resources are linked at the bottom of this piece.
- Stop AAPI Hate – Includes details on how to report a hate incident.
- Asian Pride Project – “An online space for family and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian & Pacific Islander (API) people. It is a place to share our stories and experiences with each other, in the languages of our communities, in video, sound, pictures, and words. Together, we can move towards understanding and celebrating our families and friends for who they are.”
- Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) – An organization working on behalf of medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities.
- Chinese Rainbow Network, Inc. (CRN) – Founded in 1996 by the members of the Chinese LGBTQ+ community in the United States. In 2015, CRN became the only non-profit organization (NPO) serving the Chinese LGBTQ+ community in North America. It has attracted thousands of members ever since.
- Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans – by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a LGBTQ resource guide helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with the coming out process.
- DEQH * DESI LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians – 100% Confidential support for South Asian Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, Questioning individuals in the United States.
- Prism Foundation (Formerly known as GAPA: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance) – An organization providing funds and leveraging resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community.
- The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – “The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a network of Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander LGBTQ organizations.”
- The Visibility Project – “A national portrait + video collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women & Trans* community. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.”