SUPPORT THE FIRST NATIONAL LGBTQ CONFERENCE FOR KOREAN AMERICANS
Building bridges among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBT) Koreans, parents and family, and faith institutions
We’re organizing a national LGBTQ convening for people of Korean descent in the US. We seek to transform the Korean American community into a welcoming and loving space for everyone. We will expand on a pioneering gathering by Korean American Rainbow Parents (KARP) in Fall 2016 to build bridges among LGBTQs, family, and faith at a national scale.
Korean Americans rank as one of the lowest in awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ acceptance and marriage equality among all Asian Pacific Islander ethnic groups in the US. 64% of Korean Americans oppose same sex marriage, according to an elections exit poll conducted by Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in 2012. What this means is that everyday hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ Koreans experience a range of micro-aggressions, harassment, and violence. Conditions of homophobia in the Korean community may further contribute to LGBTQ members' struggles with internalized shame, family conflict, isolation, mental health, and substance abuse.
We're a collective of LGBTQ Korean community members with over 20 years of experience as educators, community organizers, and advocates. We're inclusive of parents of LGBTQ Koreans, faith leaders, bi-sexual, gender non-conforming/trans folks, undocumented individuals and adoptees. We're driven by members of the Dari Project and community members at large, with fiscal sponsorship from National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).
HOW YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
Please make a donation today! All monies raised will directly offset the cost for travel and related expenses for our attendees. No amount is too small or too large for this incredibly important project.
Contact LGBTQka@gmail.com for more information on the LGBTQ Korean National Conference and make sure to like the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/kqcon
We've included media examples of the outcome of last year's successful fundraiser directly impacting our project to help drive the first seminar for LGBTQ parents of Korean Americans.