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Greg Cendana, 3/29/12

Gregory is currently the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO and APALA Education Fund. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and as Secretary for the Labor Coalition for Community Action. Prior, Gregory was President of the United States Student Association (USSA), … Continue reading

Tawny Ha – 3/22/12

I am a 2nd generation Chinese-amerikan (Half Cantonese/Half TeoChow) born to a mom who immigrated to the US from Vietnam.  Born in Houston, grew up in Seattle. I’m a Monkey, Sagittarius Sun, Libra Moon, Able-bodied female.  I grew up working class, but have now moved into more of a middle class lifestyle.  I went to … Continue reading

Faith Kong — 3/8/12

“Faith” Kong is a 1.5 generation Khmer/Cambodian lesbian born in the refugee camps in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime. She fled as a hungry baby with her parents to the US.  Since then she has settled and grown up in South Seattle, WA, graduated with a Bachelors Degree with a double major in … Continue reading

Interracial Relationships

Let’s face it. Unless you live in an extremely liberal city in the West Coast with a large Asian population, you’re not going to meet as many queer Asian-Americans as queer folk outside of your race. In addition, America is really quite the “melting pot,” and dating someone outside of your race, cultural, religion etc. … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Laurent

The internet had been available to the public for years but I wasn’t really aware of it until my brother installed the 56K modem on our old desktop for the first time in 1998. I immediately went to AltaVista.com and searched for the words “constant craving”, “lesbian” along with “playboy” because that’s where I first … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Laurent

The internet had been available to the public for years but I wasn’t really aware of it until my brother installed the 56K modem on our old desktop for the first time in 1998. I immediately went to AltaVista.com and searched for the words “constant craving“, “lesbian” along with “playboy” because that’s where I first … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Cindy

  Ha, this is a funny story…well at least to me.  My mother flat out asked me (on two occasions!) if I was a lesbian, and let me tell you how weird and gross it was to hear her say that word.  (A little about my family: I was adopted so my adoptive mom is … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Hanako

For several months now, I have been struggling with when/how to come out to my dad.  I’ve been out to my mom, sister, brothers and one of my aunts for years now, but he was never on my list of people to tell right away.  He wasn’t around much when I was young, and our … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Giang

I came out when I was 19. I had been living away from home for over a year and started coming to terms with my sexuality during this stage. That was probably the hardest part – telling myself that it was okay to be myself and that my friends would be okay with it too. … Continue reading

Coming Out Stories – Madeline

My girlfriend at the time had been staying over, I was living at home, and my girlfriend had been coming over and spending nights there and it was clear to my mom that we slept in the same bed and that we were intimate with each other, and so I just told her, “Yes, I’m … Continue reading