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Living in the margins: A national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
Read the executive summary of the report. (Available languages: Chinese, English, Hindi, Korean and Vietnamese.)
Alain Dang, Task Force policy analyst and lead author of the study, at the report release with Ben de Guzman of Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and Doreena Wong, co-chair of API Equality – LA.
Using data from the largest-ever national survey of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, this historic study finds that 75 percent of respondents report experiencing discrimination and/or harassment based on their sexual orientation.
Key findings of the report include:
- Nearly every respondent (98 percent) had experienced at least one form of discrimination and/or harassment in their lives.
- Nearly all respondents (89 percent) agreed that homophobia and/or transphobia are problems within the broader API community.
- 78 percent of respondents agreed that API LGBT people experience racism within the predominantly white LGBT community.
- Only 50 percent of respondents said that English was their native language. Yet nearly all LGBT informational and advocacy materials are produced in English.
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