NAAAP Pride is the newest program developed by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. It is here to empower, educate, engage, and celebrate the Asian American LGBTQ+ professional community and its allies by providing education, promoting visibility, and developing current and future LGBTQ+ leaders.
NAAAP will provide resources and support for those in all stages of the coming out process and for those creating safe and affirming work and learning spaces where Asian American LGBTQ+ persons can live, work, and study safely, openly, and genuinely.
- Educating our members and associated individuals about the Asian American LGBTQ+ community.
- Promoting visibility and offering support to members, allies, and corporations
- Identifying and celebrating strategic partners, supporters, and advancements within the Asian American LGBTQ+ community.
We will honor and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. NAAAP Pride will present a brief overview of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village. The protests following the raid are considered to be the catalyst that inspired the modern gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ civil rights.
Join NAAAP at our Member Open House where we will discuss the new program and plans for the year.
Join us at our National Leadership Convention in Kansas City, MO where Pride topics will be featured in breakout sessions including:
How I Used My Super Power to Get Our Church to Embrace Queer and Trans People
You probably don’t have to be involved in a local Asian American church to guess that the majority are highly resistant to change. Yet Ken managed to lead his sizable congregation on a 10-year journey to extend equal worth and equal standing to API Christians who self-identified as LGBTQ+. How was he able to persist and prevail in the face of criticism, defections, and downturns? What important lessons did he learn that can empower other Asian American leaders who are faced with adaptive challenges in their own organizations?
These and other great events and activities are actively being planned. Want to be a part of the action? Volunteer to serve on the Pride Program committee!
Help Develop our Program!
We are looking for strong and passionate volunteers to help us shape this program. Are you interested? Click on the button below and start.