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Out and Successful Interviews

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Alison Lin – 12/9/12

Alison’s one of those people that makes you feel warm and bubbly inside. She is also someone who pushes and challenges you to be your best you. I met Alison for the first time in the fall of 2010 and since then, she has showed me the possibilities of letting my identities, my passions and … Continue reading

Support Erica Cho in her queer transgendered API film: Golden Golden

Erica Cho is a previous Out and Successful interviewee on Asian, Gay and Proud, and we’re proud to support her in her new film Golden Golden about two queer transgendered API folks.  She needs to raise a few more thousand dollars to finish the remaining 2/3 of filming.  Please visit http://www.usaprojects.org/project/golden_golden to watch her video … Continue reading

Androgynous Rock Fashion with Kiyomi McCloskey at dapperQ

Check out dapperQ’s interview with Kiyomi McCloskey from the Real L Word. Hapa pride!  http://www.dapperq.com/androgynous-rock-fashion-with-kiyomi-mccloskey/

Free e-books by Leow Yangfa

Leow Yangfa, who we interviewed last year on Out and Successful is giving away 30 free copies of his e book  I Will Survive: Personal gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender stories in Singapore. See below for information on how to get a copy: IDAHO stands for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, and is marked every year … Continue reading

HyeJohn Chung, 4/19/12

HyeJohn is a member of the queer API group hotpot! I’m a part of.  I’ve been to her house twice for the annual hotpot! hotpot event, getting to witness her beautiful family of four! I talked to HyeJohn about her thoughts on parenting as a Queer Asian woman and more.  Enjoy! Who? name, age, what you … Continue reading

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