2013 will mark our 4th year marching in the Lunar New Year parade.
Four years ago, Lunar New Year for All, led by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, successfully petitioned to be a part of the historic Lunar New Year parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It was the first time that a LGBTQ contingent joined the Lunar New Year parade in New York City.
Help us continue the tradition by joining Lunar New Year for All on Sunday, Feb. 17th to celebrate the Year of the Snake, and be part of a fabulous rainbow snake and Korean drumming entourage.
WHY WE MARCH —
We march because homophobia, transphobia and discrimination still exist in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. We march for the grandmas, grandpas, aunties, uncles, mothers, fathers, siblings, cousins and all other family members in our community who love and accept us for who we are. And we march to honor all of the different kinds of families that exist in our community.
JOIN US —
When? Sunday, February 17th.
Where? We will meet at Project Reach on 39 Eldridge Street before the parade and walk over to our designated area. (Project Reach is wheel-chair accessible)
What time? TBD
After the march, we will have an after-party at Project Reach.
Lunar New Year for All is open to all, particularly LGBTQ APIs and family members
HELP US —
- Come to our Info. Session/Prep Party on Tuesday, Feb 12 from 7-9 PM at Project Reach – This will include a presentation on API Equality’s research on how to talk about LGBT issues to Chinese people of different generations. Food will be available.
- RSVP on Facebook, “Like us” and share the event with friends – Here’s the link.
- Volunteer – We need people to help organize the after-party; hold banners, signs and a giant stuffed snake; outreach and publicity; translate materials. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
And lastly, invite your family members to participate! And let us know that they are coming by emailing us at email@example.com.