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Return of LGBT Groups to Little Saigon's 'Tet' Parade is a Community Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Being invited back to the Tet parade by members of their own community is a bigger step towards true inclusion of LGBT people in Little Saigon than a court victory alone could achieve.

Daniel Magazine: Redefining the Gay Asian Male (PHOTOS)

JR Tungol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

Christopher Villanueva was frustrated with LGBT media's lack of coverage of the queer Asian community. He felt that if LGBT outlets covered the community at all, the stories painted a picture of a stereotypically effeminate, passive Asian male. That's what drove him to start working on Daniel.

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Christian, We're Asian

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

As an openly-gay Chinese American minister, I will always remember my experiences of living, loving, and leading in the midst of my queer Asian siblings from around the world.

Charice's Coming Out: Acknowledging the Difficulties of Being LGBT and Filipino

JR Tungol | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I heard the news, I started crying. I thought, "Finally, a celebrity coming-out story I can fully relate to!" That closeted young Filipino boy still lives inside me, and I'm beyond grateful to Charice for letting him know that it's OK to be gay and Filipino.

Not Just an 'Issue' -- Invisibility in the Immigration Debate Hurts Real People

Brian Pacheco | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Pacheco

Media should stop distracting Americans with coverage about the political games being played around immigration reform, which reduces it to simply an "issue" and as a result divorces it from the people whose lives hang in the balance.

LGBT Undocumented People Disproportionately Younger and Asian, According to Latest Report

Ben de Guzman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

Oversimplified categorizations stereotype the concerns communities have around immigration.

Strengthening My Filipino Pride Through My Gay Pride

JR Tungol | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I hit puberty, my homosexuality was something I could not let slip. I did not want to disappoint my traditional Filipino parents, and in that vein, I grew angry toward them and thought that they would never understand my feelings and what I was going through.

Indonesia Offers 'World-First' Home For Transgender Elderly

Agence France Presse | Kevin Ponniah | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A dozen elderly women are gathered inside the pink house, set on a narrow dirt road in a dusty suburb of Jakarta. Together they sew, bake and chat.On ...

Vietnamese Lunar New Year: Time For Racism And Homophobia?

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Khanh Ho

The racism, Vietnamese Americans have been quite vocal about; the homophobia, Vietnamese Americans have remained largely silent on. I think, though, that these two are interlinked. And if we don't begin to address this fact, the new year will not be so new.

Let LGBT Groups March In Little Saigon 'Tet' Parade!

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Whether the parade organizers and their supporters want to admit it, the Vietnamese population includes LGBT people. We deserve our place in the Tet parade just like Vietnamese lawyers, student clubs and dance troupes.

LOOK: This Has To Be One Of The Cutest Weddings EVER

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

It was all smiles for an elderly Chinese gay couple -- who affectionately call each other "Big Treasure" and "Little Treasure" -- when they took a big...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To Asian And Pacific Islander Equality

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Why We Need More LGBT Racial Minority Role Models

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

It is a simple human truth that seeing a successful person who looks like you can provide even more powerful inspiration. Two young men reminded me of this lesson after The Huffington Post published its list of influential LGBT Asians. Visibility of LGBT racial minorities matters.

PHOTOS: The Most Influential LGBT Asian Icons

JR Tungol | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

From familiar faces such as Margaret Cho and BD Wong to perhaps lesser-known individuals such as Urvashi Vaid and Kim Coco Iwamoto, there are certainly many Asians in the LGBT community for us "gaysians" -- and everyone else -- to look up to.