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Asian American LGBTQ Family Acceptance Workshop

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215, US (map)

Access Notes

Free, but limited, parking available in the parking lot at SE Belmont between 54th and 55th Avenues. There is also free street parking available in the neighborhood.

TriMet #15 bus line
For information about buses/MAX, go to trimet.org or call 503-238-RIDE. (Portland)



*NEW LOCATION Taborspace in the Copeland Commons 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215

API Pride and NQAPIA are excited to host this event! Join us for a workshop to hear Asian American parents share their experiences of confusion, fear, love, acceptance, and celebration of their LGBTQ children. We especially welcome parents of LGBTQ kids who would like to talk with other parents who understand the unique cultural issues in our communities, LGBTQ people who want to come out to their parents, or people who are struggling with family acceptance and want to understand different ways to bring them together. If you are already out to your parents, caregivers, or other family, bring them along!

Free but please register!. Snacks and food provided!

Panel Bios: Michelle Honda-Phillips (Bay Area) is a fourth-generation Japanese-American, proud mother of three children, including Malisa, her 9 year old transgender daughter. Malisa knew that her brain and body did not match and expressed her gender identity at a very young age. Michelle spreads awareness and understanding through speaking about her family's journey with acceptance and unconditional love in hopes that other families will embrace their children for their authentic selves and look beyond gender binary stereotypes.

H.K. Suh is a proud father of gay son and lives in Northern Virginia. He works as Technology/Publication Manager at the American Bar Association in Washington D.C. Together with Kate Shim, his wife, he has helped found the Korean American Rainbow Parents, the first national LGBTQ advocacy group of Korean American parents and the local Korean American Rainbow Group of DC Area, composed of LGBTQ individuals, parents and allies.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ API communities in greater Portland, OR

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Nonprofit Organization · Washington, District of ColumbiaMbr> NQAPIA is a federation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) organizations.