We’re celebrating LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility at the intersection of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Pride Month. We recognize that LGBTQ+ AAPI’s have been a part of the fabric of the United States for several decades and have been instrumental in achieving civil rights progress. AAPI’s were integral components of the LGBTQ+ community in San Francisco in the 1960’s and participated in the Compton Cafeteria Riots in 1966, the first instance of LGBTQ+ resistance to police brutality, preceding even the famous Stonewall Riots. We wish to recognize and thank these pioneers, whose early struggles to live as their authentic selves have paved the way for a safer and more accepting society today.

LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility celebrates our unique intersections! Share the love with a selfie & check out our toolkit: https://bit.ly/2M38IPx. Today, we’ll be emphasizing COVID #QAAPI resources & ways to support/engage with Black Activism. #QueerAndAsian #QAAPIDay #BLM #QAAPIsForBlackLives

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“We recognize that this toolkit does not (and arguably cannot) include all of the vast and varied LGBTQ+ Asian American experiences. If there’s something you feel is missing that should be highlighted, please do not hesitate to reach out! This toolkit has been amended from our 2019 toolkit and will continue to be edited and added onto until June 1, 2020. Huge thank you to all that contributed and added to this toolkit”