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|Coming Out, Coming Home: Family Faith & Religion in API Communities, July 23rd|
|Date||Saturday July 23|
|Time||1:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA|
Saturday, July 23, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Coming Out, Coming Home: Family, Faith & Religion in Asian & Pacific Islander Communities
Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA
Wheelchair accessible. Street parking available.
API parents of lesbian and gay children, LGBT-affirming API pastors,
LGBT and non-LGBT church members, and an API seminary professor will
speak about their journeys in coming out, love and justice. Dialogue and
conversation will follow.
Topics will include:
"One Japanese American Church's Public Stance of Welcome" - Rev. John
Oda and Pine United Methodist Church in San Francisco
"A Progressive API Reading of the Bible and Homosexuality" - Professor
Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
"A young woman's journey negotiating culture, sexuality and faith" -
"A father and pastor's story of love and courage." - Rev. Nobu Hanaoka
"API parents share stories of how they came to acceptance and respect."
- Belinda Dronkers-Laureta and others
Interested persons will also be invited to participate in a group
forming to work toward respect and justice for API LGBT persons in our
GRACE - offering a welcoming space for lesbian, gay and questioning
Asian and Pacific Islander Christians, allies, and supporters.
PANA - Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and
Asian North American Religion
CLGS - Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
API Family Pride - "In API Homes, All Children Are Welcome"
Following the event please consider joining us at the wonderful Family
Pride Presentation Banquet hosted by API Family Pride.
Second Annual API Family Pride Presentation Banquet
5:00PM-9:00PM (Tickets Required, $35)
Celebrating and honoring individual API families who proudly support
their LGBT children, relatives, aor friends in spide of the prejudice
they encounter. Keynote Speakers: Alexander & Jane Nakatani of Honor Thy
If you know an API parent or family you would like to formally honor, or
for tickets or reservations to the banquet, please contact API Family
Pride: (510) 818-0887; http://www.apifamilypride.org; firstname.lastname@example.org