Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Living in the Margins

A gigantic resource was just published. Check it out, distribute widely, but most especially: READ IT.

Living in the margins: A national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Here are some key finders...Some teasers to get you to read it in its entirety:
* Nearly every respondent (98 percent) had experienced at least one form of discrimination and/or harassment in their lives.
* Nearly all respondents (89 percent) agreed that homophobia and/or transphobia are problems within the broader API community.
* 78 percent of respondents agreed that API LGBT people experience racism within the predominantly white LGBT community.
* Only 50 percent of respondents said that English was their native language. Yet nearly all LGBT informational and advocacy materials are produced in English.

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