Tuesday, June 23, 2015

APPI LGBT VISIBILITY CAMPAIGN

Dear KhushDC members and Friends,

We are excited to announce that KhushDC and AQUA DC’s partnership with the District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) to launch and promote an Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ Visibility Campaign.

Even in this age of social media, the AAPI LGBTQ community remains largely invisible. Through this project, we hope to raise the visibility of the APIA LGBTQ individuals who live and work in the District of Columbia, and are an integral part of the D.C. family and community. This project seeks to celebrate the intersectionality and diversity of such individuals and hope to share our experiences and identify with the greater DC community.
Additionally, with greater visibility, folks who identify as APIA and LGBTQ will know that there are those like them in the DC Area and allow them to reach out for greater community support and learn about the wide array of resources that are available to them to help combat life’s challenges (i.e., our Support Group launching on July 18th)
Through community engagement and outreach, this photo project seeks to identify a diverse number of APIA LGBTQ in the District, and will utilize social media and traditional media to promote APIA LGBTQ presence in D.C. MOAPIA, KhushDC, and AQUA DC encourage other APIA and LGBTQ organizations in the D.C. area to participate in this project. A community-oriented reception will kick off the campaign in the next few months and all are invited. For more information, please email AQUA DC at aquadc@gmail.com and KhushDC atboard@khushdc.org.
Together, we can make it better.