GAPIMNY raises the visibility of queer Asians and Pacific Islanders by tackling issues of race in the queer community and homophobia in API communities. We are an active partner in The Asian Pride Project, a multimedia platform featuring video narratives of parents of QAPIs, and also march in Manhattan Pride and Lunar New Year parades in Flushing, Queens and Chinatown, Manhattan.
The Gaysian Diaries
The Gaysian Diaries is a series of diary-style entries written by queer Asian and Pacific Islander (QAPI) men and transgender people. The objective of The Gaysian Diaries is to create a space for QAPI men and transgender individuals to share and reflect upon their experiences. We hope that these entries will start a dialogue on issues and topics missing from traditional media, online content, and conversations in our personal lives.
GAPIMNY organizes a range of social activities throughout the year, such as theater outings, museum tours, hikes, dance workshops, ice cream socials, and many others. We also host Elixir, a wildly popular bi-monthly happy hour at Boxers in Hell’s Kitchen.
Since it’s founding, GAPIMNY has organized around a range of political issues, including immigration, racism and homophobia, transgender exclusion, and many others. We continue this tradition by hosting educational events and political actions throughout the year and partnering with organizations that raise the voices of queer people of color, such as National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Audre Lorde Project, and CAAAV.
DowneTime is a confidential support and discussion group for queer or questioning men and transgender APIs in their teens and twenties. The group aims to create a safe space to discuss issues impacting young QAPIs, share experiences on identity and activism, and build community.