Happy Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

JR Russ (he/him/his) here, Communications Manager and member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus on staff. Here I am below with Sarah Massey, our Communications Director, at my Winter Party Festival just this past January.

As you may have seen on our social media or if you’re subscribed to our email list, we are celebrating “All of Me. All the Time.” this month by highlighting the names and stories of individuals who Asian Pacific Islander AND LGBTQ.

We kicked it off on Wednesday with Stephen Seo.

30 years old and living in Los Angeles, Stephen is a Task Force board member who is also the Director of Marketing for Atlantis Events. We asked Stephen what he may be best known for. His response: “Wearing a skirt and heels to the Beach Party” at Winter Party Festival. Yaaas, queen!!

Thursday, we gave a shout-out to Geena Rocero.

And today, we posted a photo of our own Victoria Kim!

Meet Victoria Francisca Kim, a 26 year old femme first-generation Korean American, who was born in New Jersey and…

Posted by National LGBTQ Task Force on Friday, May 3, 2019

And we’ve got 28 days left. So we hope you’ll join us online this May. If you are API and LGBTQ yourself, we hope you share your own stories. For our API allies in the LGBTQ community, thank you for joining us in centering our names and stories this month and every month of the year.

For our Task Force family in Washington, DC, we invite you to join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019 for Heritage and Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ API Communities.
You can register on Eventbrite here.

In the meantime, Happy Friday! And we look forward to sharing more stories All of May to celebrate All of Us, All the Time,

JR Russ
Black and Filipino-American