Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In May, we celebrate the extraordinary history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in our community.  A celebration that began in 1977, the commemorative month recognizes significant contributions made by AAPI people and includes community festivals, government-sponsored activities, and educational events for students. LGBTQ+-specific events include the National Queer and Asian Conference, which began in 2007.

To mark the occasion, GLAAD celebrates the works of seven LGBT advocates that have championed acceptance in America.  Find out more about their incredible work here:
https://www.glaad.org/blog/7-asian-lgbt-advocates-know-aapi-heritage-month

In addition the It Gets Better organization have pulled together useful resources for AAPI LGBTQ+ communities here: https://itgetsbetter.org/blog/initiatives/orgs-supporting-asian-american-pacific-islander-lgbtq-communities/

HBO are celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with ‘This is Us’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’ star Jamie Chung – catch her watchlist here:
https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:jamie-chung-playlist

To learn more sign up for online events from the US Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and other national organizations here: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Lastly, the White House issued a proclamation commemorating AAPI Heritage Month, here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/30/a-proclamation-on-asian-american-and-native-hawaiian-pacific-islander-heritage-month-2021/