WeMeet series Modern Family: LGBT Parenting, Youth, and Health in Asian American Communities


LGBT people have long been an integral fabric of Asian society, while their legal recognition and social acceptance in specific cultures remain a topic of debate today. In the advent of LGBT History Month, TYCCNE cordially invites you to our WeMeet seminar on June 28 for a discussion on LGBT parents, youth, and families in our own community. Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, you are all welcome.

Meet LGBT families, listen to their life stories, and learn what you can do to make the world more accepting and equal. This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to register at http://goo.gl/SkHtx3.

We are delighted to have five experts to join our discussion. Among them, Lance and Stuart Chen-Hayes are a Taiwanese-American bi-national gay couple who have been together for 20 years. Aside from their professional careers, they started a family in New Jersey and are raising a 10-year-old son together. They will share their life stories with the audience.

Pam Garramone will discuss the progress of equal rights movement in Greater Boston from the perspective of parents and friends of LGBT. Tina Oza will focus on promoting health service for minority LGBT youth. And Dr. Chuan-Feng Wu will bring a legal view on reproductive rights. The full list of panelists is as follows:

· Lance Chen-Hayes, D.P.T., Physical Therapist. Strong advocate and regular presenter on LBGT, anti-oppression, anti-violence, and LBGT parenting issues

· Stuart Chen-Hayes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

· Pam Garramone, Executive Program Director at Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

· Tina Oza, Community Outreach Coordinator, MAP for Health

· Chuan-Feng Wu, Visiting Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute. Associate research fellow at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Title: WeMeet Series—Modern Family: LGBT Parenting, Youth, and Health in Asian American Communities

Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm, June 28, Saturday

Venue: MIT Maclaurin Buildings, 4-231 (https://goo.gl/maps/VLvEz)

Public Transportation: MBTA Kendall Square Station (Red Line)

Ticket: Free admission. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/SkHtx3

Sponsored by:

Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce of New England (TYCCNE)

MIT ROC Student Association (ROCSA)

Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance

Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston

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