Coming Out, Coming Home: Family, Faith & Religion in API Communities

Coming Out, Coming Home

'Coming Out, Coming Home' at Buena Vista Church

Coming Out, Coming Home:
Family, Faith & Religion in Asian & Pacific Islander Communities
Saturday, July 23, 1:00pm-5:00pm (Free and Open to Public)

Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA

API parents of lesbian and gay children, LGBT-affirming API pastors, church members, and an API seminary professor will speak about their journeys in coming out, love and justice. Dialogue and  conversation will follow.

Topics will include:

  • “A Progressive API Reading of the Bible and Homosexuality” – Professor Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
  • “A young woman’s journey negotiating culture, sexuality and faith” –  Oneida Chi
  • “A father and pastor’s story of love and courage.” – Rev. Nobu Hanaoka
  • “One Japanese American Church’s Public Stance of Welcome” – Sachi Ishida, Toyoko Doi and Rev. John Oda of Pine United Methodist Church in San  Francisco
  • “API parents share stories of how they came to acceptance and respect.” – Belinda  & John Dronkers-Laureta, Harold Kameya, and others  

Interested persons will also be invited to participate in a group forming to work toward respect and justice for API LGBT persons in our religious communities. For more information contact, 510-849-8244.

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