Trans & Queer Youth Resilience, Affirmation, and Allyship from the perspective of AAPI Rainbow Parents
What does it mean to be BIPOC and LGBTQ2SIA+?
What is our role as allies/LGBTQ2SIA+ folks in creating safer and inclusive communities for our transgender and gender diverse children and youth?
What does a community that is fully accepting of transgender and gender diverse children and youth look like?
Please join APANO community members, in a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) only space, for the next gathering of our Resilience Series: Trans & Queer Youth Resilience, Affirmation, and Allyship from the perspective of Asian Rainbow Parents.
By age four, most children have a stable sense of their gender identity. We will discuss the differences between gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, develop a basic foundation for understanding transgender and gender diverse identities, and listen to two Asian American parents’ stories of their journey towards understanding, acceptance, and active allyship for their LGBTQ2SIA+ youth. We will make space for all community members to discuss how to be better allies in co-creating a community where all transgender and gender diverse children, youth, and adults can be affirmed and supported and loved.
Charmaine Hussain (she/her) is the proud mom of a queer and gender non-binary teen. She leads global initiatives to help South Asian families understand, affirm, and celebrate their LGBTQIA children. She is a board member of Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies.
LoAn Nguyen (she/cô) is a Vietnamese mother to her queer NB daughter with trans experience, and a staff member of PFLAG NYC and AAPI Rainbow Parents, a non-profit organization that that helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth find support and affirmation at home and in school through education and programming.
Kelly Novahom (she/her) is a queer filipino/mexican american educator, community organizer, and volunteer/member of APANO’s Art & Media Project.