Gender and Sexuality


  • Understand the difference between sexual identity and gender expression
  • Learn about the impact of heterosexism and homophobia in our communities
  • Explore how we can fight for queer justice in Asian American communities

Key Concepts: LGBTQQI, gender expression, gender identity, heterosexism, homophobia

*This is an excerpt from the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit. The toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power and their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation.  By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.

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