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Welcome!

Welcome to Asian, Gay & Proud, a safe space for Asian-American members of the LGBTQ (and questioning) community.  Check out our sidebar for queer Asian-American coming out stories, links, and other
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  • Have you ever wondered why all the gay and lesbian celebrities were white? (Where was the token Asian actress in The L Word?)
  • Did you ever feel like you couldn’t possibly be gay because you never heard it discussed about at home?
  • Have you ever felt like you were the only gay Asian person in your entire community?
  • Are you afraid to tell your Asian parents about your sexuality because, well let’s face it, you’ve never even talked about sex with them?
  • Have you ever felt enraged by all of the porn that comes up when you type Asian and Gay in a Google search?

Well, these are the questions we should be asking!  But we’re here to let you know that we DO exist, and in large numbers.  We deserve a voice and we can only do so if we share our stories and experiences with each other.   Being Asian-American already puts us in the minority, and being queer on top of that makes it even harder for some of us to come to terms with our identity.  We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of beliefs, but the reality is that America and many of its citizens will put us in the same box.

If you’re visiting this site, you’ve probably come out to yourself (or are considering it) and that’s good news for the rest of us! Share your story, and let the rest of our community know about your unique experiences.  The focus of this website is on coming out and letting the people around you know that you’re queer and proud of it!  But first, you need to come out to yourself and know that you’re perfectly fine the way you are and that while there will be people who might discriminate you for your sexuality, there’s nothing more important than the love you give yourself.  The love you have for yourself always outweighs the negativity and prejudices of others.


Asian, Gay and Proud’s Missions:
  1. Create a safe space for Asian or Asian-American LGBTQ to learn about the coming out process
  2. Provide accurate and diverse information about being an Asian member of the LGBTQ community
  3. Share stories and opinions with each other
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About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com

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