Asian and Pacific Islander Roundtable
The Asian and Pacific Islander Roundtable envisions the emergence of coalitions and networks of API LGBTQ and API allies across the country that affirm the dignity and spiritual wholeness of API-LGBTQ people of faith.
In order to empower and resource such coalitions and networks, the API Roundtable is focused on mobilizing and supporting pastors/church leaders, academics, and community leaders that are committed to producing resources and spaces that promote this vision.
We have created online listings of supportive API clergy, leaders, scholars and of API religious/cultural resources. A curriculum that integrates sexuality, ethnicity and religion for the API community is now available. We also host a monthly bible study for Bay Area LGBT folks, in partnership with Lake Park United Methodist Church and the Network on Religion and Justice.
Our API Roundtable Coordinator, Jess Delegencia, is also available for workshops and sermons, as well as consultation services for individuals, groups and leaders interested in moving their API families and faith communities forward in LGBT issues. For bookings or meetings, please contact Jess Delegencia, email@example.com.
We partner with and support API LGBT scholars and forums such as the Emerging Queer API Religion Scholars (EQARS) and Queer Asian Spirit. Our community partners include the Network on Religion and Justice, API Family Pride, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), API Equality – Northern California, TransThrive (API Wellness Center), and the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).