GAPIMNY would like to remind everyone that our queer and trans Asian Pacific Islander community is incredibly diverse. GAPIMNY is comprised of many ethnic identities, including East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, and mixed race people.
Please remember that many of our community members do not look East Asian and that it can be damaging to assume a person’s ethnicity. Instead of assuming, get to know the person! It’s up to the person to share their background with you if they’re comfortable.
To learn more about why we shouldn’t assume, hear the stories of mixed race people in the above BuzzFeed video.