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This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to recognize how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made significant contributions to the history and culture of the United States. For GLSEN, it's a time not only to celebrate the heritage of this group as a whole, but also to pay homage to the ways in which individuals in this group have made history as members of the LGBT community. Here are just seven of the many moments worth celebrating.


Educators can take advantage of this month by including these events, or any others in this GLSEN timeline resource, in their curriculum. GSAs, too, can take this opportunity to learn more during a club meeting. To supplement the timeline, GLSEN also has a resource specifically on heroes of the LGBT Asian American and Pacific Islander community to help both educators and students bring these individuals into the classroom.