Happy Asian Heritage Month! This May, our team is learning more about the significant roles queer Asian Canadians had and continue to have in LGBTQIA+ communities across the country. While much of this history remains buried and overlooked by mainstream narratives, we've found some excellent starting points.
"Dating will always be a struggle as a queer femme Asian because we will never live in a post-racial society and the impacts of settler colonialism will forever be ingrained into our world. However, what makes dating easier for me is to understand that not everyone can see the beauty in what comes with my brown skin," writes Andre Menchavez in an empowering piece about dating and finding power as queer, femme, and Asian.
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