The price of authenticity is dear. Coming out to embrace the freedom of one’s true self can cost an LGBT person the love of family, community acceptance and the potential for a promising future in a culture rife with homophobia. Luckily, in 2016, there are role models and culturally competent support systems visible through the closet with glass doors. Help can be just a phone call away, including for those who only speak and understand Spanish. But what of LGBT people of Asian Pacific Islander descent, both immigrant and American-born, for whom there is no word in their many languages for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?
May 19 / The Pride Los Angeles