In August 2015, a homophobic San Gabriel Valley Chinese church announced a march to protest marriage equality. This was met by a huge counter protest led by API Equality-LA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, and other LGBT rights affirming groups. While the counterprotest was successful, one realizes the disconnect between queer APIs from the SGV and a community that may not completely understand who we are. This documentary and project seeks to share the unique stories of LGBTQIA+ Asian Pacific Islanders from the San Gabriel Valley and greater 626 area code.
WASI: isawwasi.com/, wasi.bandcamp.com/, soundcloud.com/wasiband
Skydive: facebook.com/WeAreSkyDive/?fref=ts, weareskydive.bandcamp.com/releases
Jenna Mason-Brase: soundcloud.com/jenna-mason-brase
The LGBTQ Asian-American SGV project also includes full interviews of participants featured in this compilation, and other participants who will be featured in ongoing production. To see all the interviews in this project, check out this link: LGBTQ Asian American SGV Stories Collection
This is currently an ongoing project. If you'd like to get involved with production, please check out this form: http://tinyurl.com/jf497yu
English Captions for the video was done by Vivian Lee.
Chinese translation & captions done by Ashley Chen.