Saturday, May 30, 2020

Lgbtq+ AAPI Day of Visibility 2020, May 31 and June 1.



Rangoli Pittsburgh presents "Lgbtq+ AAPI Day of Visibility 2020" on May 31 and June 1.
On June 1, Rangoli Pittsburgh is celebrating LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility, and we’re kicking it off with a special Asian drag show on May 31st on Instagram Live (@rangolipgh)!
We'll be featuring performances by: 
- Demon Daddy
- Kaamani Sutra
- Lana Patel
- Manghoe Lassi
- Masala Sapphire
- Polly A. Maury & Aloysius D. 
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting Asian and LGBTQ+ organizations and mutual aid funds that could use your support, as well as other resources in our LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility toolkit: https://bit.ly/2LZSrIc
We will be raising money to support two funds that are doing important work to support our fellow community members who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, please consider donating to:
- Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) community relief fund: https://tinyurl.com/apalafund
- SisTers PGH LGBTQIA+ relief fund for folks in Pittsburgh: https://tinyurl.com/sistersfund
We ask you to use the hashtags #QueerAndAsian #QAAPI #QAAPIDay to share your stories and histories, your selfies, your LGBTQ+ heroes, and your beautiful LGBTQ+ AAPI selves! Check out our LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility Toolkit for some inspiration (https://bit.ly/2LZSrIc) and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and FB at @rangolipgh to participate on June 1! 
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We're celebrating LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility at the intersection of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Pride Month.
We recognize that LGBTQ+ AAPI’s have been a part of the fabric of the United States for several decades and have been instrumental in achieving civil rights progress. AAPI’s were integral components of the LGBTQ+ community in San Francisco in the 1960’s and participated in the Compton Cafeteria Riots in 1966, the first instance of LGBTQ+ resistance to police brutality, preceding even the famous Stonewall Riots.
We wish to recognize and thank these pioneers, whose early struggles to live as their authentic selves have paved the way for a safer and more accepting society today.
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Visit rangolipittsburgh.com to learn more about Rangoli Pittsburgh and our mission to create community for and uplift the voices of LGBTQ+ South Asians in Pittsburgh.