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Promote understanding for LGBTQ Korean Americans & their families

Emily P.
Oakland, CA
Post #: 32
Please support the publication of the very first bilingual collection of personal stories from the LGBTQ Korean American community!

The organization behind this publication, The Dari Project, is a volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent. By documenting and sharing the life stories of LGBTQ Koreans, the Dari Project seeks to build bridges among Korean American families, social networks, institutions and faith communities. Since its inception in 2006, the Dari Project leadership has dreamed of publishing the first collection of personal narratives of LGBTQ Koreans as a bilingual resource for LGBTQ Koreans and their friends and families, and they're so close to making this dream a reality!

It is important to have culturally relevant and linguistically accessible LGBTQ resources for Asian American communities. They've collected 27 stories from members of the LGBTQ Korean American community, which represent multiple experiences, including homo/bi/transphobia in Korean American communities, coming out as an LGBTQ person, building relationships with family, and membership in faith communities.

While the Dari Project had some initial seed money to get started, they need your help to reach their goal of $7000 by end of November, to publish this collection as a bilingual print resource for the LGBTQ Korean American community. Your generous contributions will help edit, translate, design, and print this collection and make this book FREE and accessible to all: LGBTQ Korean Americans, their family members, friends, and communities. If you do not identify as LGBTQ yourself, please act as an ally to promote tolerance, understanding and acceptance within the Korean diasporic community.

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