CPAF joined with other organizations to celebrate PRIDE Month. Since this was CPAF’s first time celebrating PRIDE Month, it is important to bring awareness internally (inside the organization) and externally (in the community). Read on for highlights of our June activities.
Expanding the Circle: Opening our safe space to include API LGBTQ survivors – CPAF staff had the great honor of having Mia Yamamoto (distinguished criminal defense attorney in Southern California) and Marsha Aizumi (President at API SGV PFLAG) at our May All-Staff meeting. CPAF conducted an All-Staff Training that focused on how CPAF could be a safe space for API LGBTQ survivors. Mia and Marsha shared their stories and experiences in working with the API LGBTQ community.
API-Equality – CPAF attended API-Equality’s “Community Activist Training” as a guest speaker and spoke about healthy relationships and mental health and wellness in the API community.
The Open Door – CPAF followed up the previous Consent Workshop (conducted in April) with a Healthy Relationships workshop at Evergreen Baptist Church Los Angeles. The Open Door is a safe space for LGBTQIA Christians to gather and talk about their journeys in faith and sexuality.
Visibility Posts – CPAF has taken the initiative to publish weekly posts to bring visibility to the different identities among the LGBT community.
Week 1: Lesbian Community
Week 2: Gay Community
Week 3: Bisexual Community
Week 4: Transgender Community
Week 5: Allyship