2008 Chinese New Year Parade – San Francisco

On February 23, 2008, Network on Religion and Justice (NRJ-API-LGBT) participants (including members of GRACE) marched with GAPA and APIQWTC members in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade! Despite cold, rain, and dire storm warnings, we had 40 energetic marchers in our contingent this year. We ushered in the New Year with flair — rainbow stoles, rainbow streamers, and bright red bilingual Marriage Equality ponchos! The theme of the float this year was “Three Generations of LGBT Family Love and Acceptance” — featured on it were API LGBT grandparents, couples, and children taking a family portrait under a giant glittery rainbow. Participants showed their tangible support for Asian and Pacific Islander gays and lesbians.

See the interviews from NRJ marchers below. Note: despite the efforts to build support, some folks are wearing masks in order to protect their identities:

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