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Intersection of Identities: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience

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.



Joint Sponsors: ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic JusticeABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Human RightsABA Center for Public Interest LawABA Commission on Disability RightsABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & ResponsibilitiesABA Commission on Homelessness & PovertyABA Commission on ImmigrationABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the ProfessionABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionABA Council for Diversity in the Educational PipelineABA Criminal Justice SectionABA Diversity and Inclusion CenterABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers DivisionABA International Law SectionABA Law Student DivisionABA Section of Environment, Energy, and ResourcesABA Section of State and Local Government LawABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education, ABA Young Lawyers Division


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