On May 13, I2I ( Invisible to Invincible: Asian/Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago ) hosted a panel presentation entitled 'Perspectives on LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander America' at Gerber-Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville.
Karl Kimpo, who is with Asian/Pacific Islander HIV Capacity Building Assistance Program for the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois, discussed the exclusion of Asian and Pacific Islander individuals from most of HIV/AIDS prevention materials. He also spoke about stereotypes and HIV stigmas that continue to make services inaccessible.
Myron Dean Quon, a lecturer at Northwestern University, provided news regarding the current state of the laws that affect various issues of importance to LGBT Asians and Pacific Islanders; among those topics were same-sex marriage, labor, employment, education, healthcare and housing.
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