Asian Parents & Their LGBT Children: On Unconditional Love

This unconditional love story between Asian parents and their LGBT children is about creating loving families and stronger communities.There are an estimated 325,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) adults in the United States that identify as LGBT. Unfortunately, in the API community, young people often see coming out as an act of shaming and dishonoring their parents and their ancestors, but staying in the closet takes a greater toll, causing isolation, depression, and even suicide. Our call to action? Let’s encourage API parents to offer their LGBTQ child a lifeline, support their coming out, and keep the family strong and unified. For more information and resources: http://www.pflagnyc.org/api (API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC)NextDayBetter x AARP, a storytelling campaign capturing Asian American Pacific Islander love stories on unconditional love. Love is sacrifice. Love is family. Love is love. How you do love unconditionally? Tell us your love story in the comment below, using hashtag: #AAPILoveUnconditionally At AARP, we want to help Asian American and Pacific Islander Families Get More Out Of LifeFor more AARP AAPI resources and initiatives, click here: http://bit.ly/2ktWAVgResources: NQAPIA Multi Language Family Acceptance Campaign: http://bit.ly/1Fn7iiuPFLAG San Gabriel Valley API: http://bit.ly/2l3iXEpOut Proud Families Blog by Laurin Mayeno, Multi-racial Japanese mom of gay son: http://bit.ly/2kWmfXKAcknowledgements: Thank you to Clara Yoon and the Asian Pacific Islander Parents of PFLAG NYC: http://www.pflagnyc.org/api Thank you to Aya and Miki for sharing their vulnerable moments. Thank you to Asian Pride Project and NQAPIA

Posted by AARP AAPI Community on Sunday, February 12, 2017

This unconditional love story between Asian parents and their LGBT children is about creating loving families and stronger communities.

There are an estimated 325,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) adults in the United States that identify as LGBT. Unfortunately, in the API community, young people often see coming out as an act of shaming and dishonoring their parents and their ancestors, but staying in the closet takes a greater toll, causing isolation, depression, and even suicide. Our call to action? Let’s encourage API parents to offer their LGBTQ child a lifeline, support their coming out, and keep the family strong and unified. For more information and resources: http://www.pflagnyc.org/api (API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC)

#AAPILoveUnconditionally is a storytelling campaign powered by NextDayBetter x AARP,  that captures Asian American Pacific Islander love stories on unconditional love. Love is sacrifice. Love is family. Love is love. How you do love unconditionally?

For more AARP AAPI resources and initiatives, click here: http://bit.ly/2ktWAVg

Resources:
NQAPIA Multi Language Family Acceptance Campaign: http://bit.ly/1Fn7iiu
PFLAG San Gabriel Valley API: http://bit.ly/2l3iXEp
Out Proud Families Blog by Laurin Mayeno, Multi-racial Japanese mom of gay son: http://bit.ly/2kWmfXK

Acknowledgements:
Thank you to Clara Yoon and the Asian Pacific Islander Parents of PFLAG NYC: http://www.pflagnyc.org/api
Thank you to Aya and Miki for sharing their vulnerable moments.
Thank you to Asian Pride Project and NQAPIA