In this series of short videos, Laurin Mayeno shares her experiences and learning parenting her son Danny, who was gender creative from an early age and later identified as gay. She created the series, with her son’s help, to open hearts and minds, spark dialogue, build awareness and support families like her own. Proud Mom,
Robert Maullon, Barangay LA Board Member, and his mom speak on the Filipino American television show, RSVP, about his coming out and LGBT issues in the Filipino community.
Marsha Aizumi When I was young, I loved my parents so much that friends often said that I would never recover if they died. Today, they are gone, but they are still a part of my life every day. Love is enduring. I fell in love for the first time at 16 and shortly thereafter
Ellen Kameya I was born and raised in Hawaii. I was raised to believe that I was but ONE member of our huge extended family. Everything I did (negative or positive) reflected on my entire extended family. I attended Japanese language school and Christian Sunday school, which solidified values I was taught at home. Life
Harold Kameya I was born in 1940 on the island of Maui. The population was very small at that time, perhaps only 30,000. My early days as a child were spent on a farm, and hard work by my parents, aunts and uncles was the norm. Life seemed to be simple and uncomplicated. After graduation from high school,
Carol Mannion I am a proud Filipina-American mom of a gay son. As I write this, it has been a year and half since my son came out at the age of 28. This short story marks an exciting chapter in my life. In order for the reader to understand the beautiful relationship I have
From a series of videos produced by Our Families that highlight the trials of triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color. Our Families is a community education campaign that raises the visibility of LGBT people of color. In this video Asian and Pacific Islander families share with us their personal experiences. To