Being LGBTQ+ and Asian American and Pacific Islander has its own unique challenges. While there are an estimated 324,600 LGBTQ+ Asian American and Pacific Islander adults in the United States, it can be difficult for many to find other similarly situated individuals, especially in the legal community. Our panel of legal experts, justices, academics, and activists examine this unique intersection of identities and offer their personal perspectives and journeys on issues such as: the historical contexts of attitudes toward AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals; the role of specific AAPI cultural values, norms or traditions in the development and expression of AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals identity; and the unique risks faced by AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals through the lens of multiple minority stress or stigma.
- Alexander Chen, Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Founding Director, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Harvard Law School
- Glenn D. Magpantay, Principal, Magpantay & Associates
- Andy Marra, Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
- Hon. Sabrina S. McKenna, Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court
Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (ret.), President, National Judicial College
Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Human Rights, ABA Center for Public Interest Law, ABA Commission on Disability Rights, ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities, ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty, ABA Commission on Immigration, ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center, ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, ABA International Law Section, ABA Law Student Division, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education, ABA Young Lawyers Division
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