Family is Still Family

Love Opens the Closet Door: 2017 Workshops

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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.

Parents speak at a press conference in Chicago

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.

Our parents will travel across the country to share their stories to help us remember Family is Still Family, Love is Still Love.


RSVP online at Select your workshop location in the drop-down menu.


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


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[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Thursday, February 16[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Chicago, IL[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Thursday, March 30[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Denver, CO[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Saturday, April 15[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Shibuya City, Tokyo[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Thursday, April 20[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Honolulu, HI[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Saturday, May 20[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Seattle, WA[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Saturday, October 14[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Los Angeles, CA[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Sunday, October 22[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Portland, OR[/av_cell][/av_row]

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The Family Acceptance Campaign is brought to you with the support of the Asian Pride Project, Crossings TV, Comcast/NBC Universal, the Arcus Foundation, and the Alphawood Foundation.

2016 Tour

Click here to learn where we hosted workshops last year.