This edition: November 2015Tweet
Original tape date: October 16, 2015.
First aired: November 6, 2015.
The legal tide has changed in the U.S. as the Supreme Court legalizes same sex marriage. But for many Asian Americans L-G-B-T-Q’s (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Queer), it’s still a struggle to find acceptance within their own communities. Many LGBTQ’s have come out of the closet, but their parents are still afraid to let the world know about their child’s identity. Host and correspondent Ernabel Demillo interviews members of the “Asian Pride Project" and how they’ve created new public service announcements to raise awareness about gay issues within the Asian American communities nationwide.
For decades, award-winning documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson has been championing the causes of human and civil rights issues and activists. She’s not your typical documentarian, at age 77, she’s had a whole other life as an author and academic, before devoting her life to social justice films. Correspondent Minnie Roh gets up close and personal with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, and looks at her career and award winning films.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, ending the Vietnam War. Many of the American soldiers who served in Vietnam left behind children they fathered. Some were abandoned in Vietnam, others were adopted here in the United States. What happened to these forgotten children? Correspondent Mike Gilliam provides an exclusive report and interviews Kien Nguyen, Author of “The Unwanted,” and Trista Goldberg, Founder of Operation Reunite, a non-profit organization that provides DNA tests to help reconnect birth parents to their Amerasian children.
Elena Chang Co-Director, Asian Pride Project
Trista Goldberg Founder, Operation Reunite
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson Filmmaker
Aries Liao Co-Director, Asian Pride Project
Kien Nguyen Author, “The Unwanted”
Suma Reddy Co-Director, Asian Pride Project
Clara Yoon Founder, PFLAG NYC API Project