Story Collections

Asian Gay & Proud
A Safe Space for Asian-American members of the LGBTQ (and Questioning) Community.

Asian Pride Project
This is an online space for family and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian & Pacific Islander (API) people. It is a place to share our stories and experiences with each other, in the languages of our communities, in video, sound, pictures, and words.

The Dari Project
The Dari Project’s mission is to document and share the life stories of LGBTQ people of Korean descent.

The Visibility Project
Originally a project of AQWA, the Visibility Project is a national community powered video story collection + photo portraiture series featuring Queer Asian American Women + Trans + and Gender non-conforming folks.



Fish Out of Water
Fish Out of Water is a 2009 documentary film by director Ky Dickens. The film showcases the seven Bible verses that are most often used to condemn homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
For the Bible Tells Me So is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Daniel G. Karslake about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with Christianity, as well as various interpretations of what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality.

In God’s House: Asian American Lesbian & Gay Families in the Church
In God’s House is a 2007 film that tells a story that the church needs to hear: that of Asian American Christian lesbian and gay people, their pastors, and their parents.



Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience Edited by Russell Leong.
Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, as well as the “model minority” heterosexual Asian stereotype in the US. Writing from an impressive array of interdisciplinary perspectives, the contributors discuss a variety of topics, including sexuality and identity politics; community activism and gay activism; transnational aspects of love between women in Thailand queer South Asian culture in the US; gay and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. The relationship of the gay and lesbian experience to Asian American studies and Ethnic Studies is also explored.

Awakening / Tihn Thuc Edited by Gina Masaquesmay
O-moi zine features coming out experiences of lesbians, bisexual women and female-to-male transgender of Vietnamese descent. The zine has poems, short stories, a cartoon, articles, and resources on coming out. Please email for a digital copy.

MOONROOT: An Exploration of Asian Womyn’s Bodies
Many of the writers in this zine identify as LGBT. Main goal of the zine is “to explore/revisit gender journeys; to explore roots & routes to open up discussions on difficult experiences as Asian American to think through the way race influences our experiences of gender, contributors, readers, and the broader community.

Q & A: Queer in Asian AmericaEdited by David L. Eng and Alice Y. Hom
What does it mean to be queer and Asian-American at the turn of the century? Q & Aapproaches matters of identity from a variety of points of view and academic disciplines in order to explore the multiple crossings of race and ethnicity with sexuality and gender. Drawing together the work of visual artists, fiction writers, community organizers, scholars, and participants in roundtable discussions, the collection gathers an array of voices and experiences that represent the emerging communities of a queer Asian-America.

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian Pacific American Activists Edited by Kevin Kumashiro
Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists presents the first-person accounts of 20 activists—life stories that work against common stereotypes, shattering misconceptions and dispelling misinformation. These autobiographies challenge familial and cultural expectations and values that have traditionally forced queer Asian / Pacific Americans into silent shame because of their sexual orientation and/or ethnicity. Authors share not only their experiences growing up but also how those experiences led them to become social activists, speaking out against oppression.