Next AAPI Support Group Sunday May 16
PFLAG San Diego County successfully launched our new AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) support group in April. A project of love over a year in the making, this space was modeled after the amazing work of San Gabriel Valley API PFLAG. Over 20 participants attended our first meeting, joining from New York, Arizona, the Bay and Los Angeles areas of California, and of course San Diego.
Facilitators Annette Ottone, Chris Mok from San Diego Pride’s QAPIMEDA (Queer Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American) Coalition, and PFLAG SDC President Tiffany Gonzalez welcomed our attendees and began the meeting by screening A Love Letter, a short film produced by our friends in San Gabriel Valley. In true PFLAG fashion, the welcoming and safe environment spoke to all who joined. One father expressed his relief and joy to find others who share his experience and excitedly relayed that he will definitely be back. We encourage you to share this fantastic support group offering to anyone with AAPI heritage or affiliation navigating an LGBTQ+ journey.
Our meetings will occur monthly on the second Sunday from 3-5 p.m. However, in May, due to Mother’s Day, it will meet on May 16, returning in June to the second Sunday. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are thankful to all the individuals, families, and community partners who worked to make this group possible and proud to share the story of one of our very own PFLAG San Diego County families published in the LGBTQ San Diego County News. Read the article here: https://lgbtqsd.news/pflag-san-diego-county-asian-american-pacific-islander-support-group/.