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6 Asian LGBTQ+ Pioneers Who Shattered the ‘Lavender Ceiling’ for Pride Month

Pride Month

Pride Month is an annual celebration for the LGBTQ community, with many prominent Asian and Asian Americans who have fought and used their platform to demand rights and equality around the world.

Bisexual New York activist Brenda Howard organized the first Pride parade to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan, reported CNN. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Pride traditions.

No Matter How Bad it Gets, It Will ALWAYS Be ‘an Honor Just to be Asian’

As a proud Asian American, I am tired of reading article after article of Asians being portrayed as fearful victims or terrified bystanders to increasingly violent attacks of hate and xenophobia. Yes the attacks are chilling and appalling. But we are not just fearful or terrified. We are proud. We are strong. Despite our diverse ethnicities and histories, we each come from a powerful lineage of people who have survived brutal wars, famines, generations of pain and suffering. We know what it’s like to overcome, to work so damn hard on behalf of a dream – the dream of freedom, prosperity and a better life for our children. We have worked so hard and achieved so much.

Just this past February, our community celebrated new heights of representation as the South-Korean movie “Parasite” won multiple Academy Awards – including the venerable Best Picture award. America also had a viable Asian American presidential candidate in Andrew Yang. How far we have fallen from those heights…