Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islanders are a diverse and important part of the LGBT community. API individuals have a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, which include all countries on the Asian continent, as well as several Pacific islands. These include Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Naruru, and the Federated States of Micronesia), Malenesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).
Our API Heritage Month Heroes downloadable flier has information about nine notable API heroes. It's perfect for sharing. Print off copies and pass them out to members of your GSA, teachers and fellow classmates.
Also feel free to use our other activities, including a timeline of LGBT API milestones in American history and matching game for our heroes.
Put up the Cover Photo on your Facebook page and let others know why you support API Heritage Month. We want to know who your heroes are! If you know a person of API descent who has contributed to the LGBT and safe schools movement, post about them on our Facebook page. You can also tweet your heroes to @DayofSilence using the #GLSENAPIHM hash tag!