For everyone who is, has family, friends, colleagues and community members or works with the Southeast Asian Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer Community, take a moment to reflect on the need to participate in the QSEA Census.
In the New Year of 2011, Shades of Yellow, the Southeast Asian GLBTQ organization in Minnesota, aims to create a visible and strong presence for the Queer Southeast Asian Community. The QSEA Census is part of the SOY New Year’s Resolution: To-Do Task. If you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-gender and Queer, and are either Hmong, Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese or Laotian; or an ethnic group within the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Laos, who were affected by the Vietnam War.
The QSEA Census is to help SOY create more equity, love and justice for a community based on common identities, cultures, home, family, friends, communities, stories, history, herstory and well-being. Support the cause by taking part in the QSEA Census to help us build a National QSEA Network to better outreach to every QSEA.
All personal information are kept confidential. The data collected are to identify needs in order to help further the endeavors of our QSEA community through information, visibility, services, access, funds, statistics, research and other opportunities. It is to gain more knowledge and become more aware of our unique experiences.
The deadline to take the census is March 1, 2011. If you identify as part of these group(s) or know someone who does, please take this online survey and pass it on, and visit tinyurl.com/qsea2010.
For more information about the QSEA Census and compiled data, email Linda Her at [email protected].
Find our more about the results at the 15th Annual Hmong National Conference in Minneapolis on April 22-24, 2011 at Hmong National Development (in the Hmong American Partnership building) at 1075 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN. The conference: “Hmong America: Invoking the Power Within” is also an effort to unite the community. For more information on the conference visit Hmong National Development at www.hndinc.org.