11/15/2011 “We are family!”: LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Parents & Parenting

October 30, 2011

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“We are family!” (literally)

LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Parents and Parenting
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Join SALGA, GAPIMY, and QWAVE for a discussion by LGBTs who have children and the different ways they became parents. One couple through same-sex adoption, another through a sperm donor, and a third through a prior heterosexual marriage.

The presenters will talk frankly about their personal experiences, joys and struggles of parenting, family acceptance, making mom and dad grandparents, negotiating who is “daddy” or “mommy,” issues of race, and broader community acceptance. At the end of the program, an attorney will briefly go over the nuts, bolts, and legal options for individuals and couples who want to start a family.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6pm to 8pm
LGBT Center in Manhattan
208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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The families:

Sunyoo Kim and Agnes Harley, and with their 2 year old daughter Kai Seong-Ah Kim

Glenn Magpantay and Christopher Goeken, and their 5 year old son Malcolm.

Karen Naimool and Jennifer Griffith, and their 8 year old son Jadon

Sponsored by South Asian Gay & Lesbian Association (SALGA), QWAVE, and the Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY), and the LGBT Center Families Program.

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