Family Acceptance Workshops

Parent Speakers Bureau Training Group Photo

Love Opens the Closet Door

In the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, coming out is difficult. LGBTQ children feel their honesty about sexual orientation will shame or dishonor parents, but staying in the closet takes a greater toll, causing isolation, depression, and even suicide.

NQAPIA provides a solution to this dilemma: our Family Acceptance Workshops offer API parents the support and tools they need to open a dialog with their children about coming out.

This is the first step towards closer, more loving relationships—and saving lives.

In a confidential environment, these workshops will be led by the parents who appear in our “Family is Still Family” PSA Campaign. They have personally experienced the confusion and fear of learning they have LGBT kids, but they pushed through the crisis, offering love, support, and acceptance. They will help you begin the crucial conversation with your own children.

Throughout May for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and June for LGBT Pride Month, our parents will travel across the country to share their stories that help us to remember that Family is Still Family, Love is Still Love.


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All of our workshops are FREE to attend, but if you would like to support our family acceptance work, you can donate at

Family Acceptance Workshops 2016 Calendar

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NQAPIA thanks the generous support of the Arcus Foundation, David Bohnett Foundation, API Dream Team Giving Circle, CJ Huang Foundation, Asian Pride Project, PFLAG, GSA Network, Advocates for Youth, and Media Sponsor Comcast/NBC Universal.