This year, with the support of the Asian Mosaic Fund, hotpot! is hosting two LGBTQ Immigration Listening Forums. One of which has already happened last week and another in the fall. The work to organize our May forum was hard but rewarding. We had been working on it for about 4 months and I’m very happy of how the forum turned out to be. Check out the link to our program book below.
The fact is, this year’s Listening Forum hold a special meaning for me. I was a speaker at the first Listening Forum on May 2010, chosen to be there because I was a newly granted queer asylee. I have come full circle now that I am part of hotpot! Steering Committee organizing the second Listening Forum and continuing to educate myself on political movements around queer immigration.
I learned during the forum that the issue around LGBTQ immigration affected different people from different backgrounds and ethnicity. I’m glad that I was able to be there to listen to all of the awesome speakers. I was also impressed by the number of people who came.
To all who came to support us, the speakers, the planning organizations, our sponsors and everyone else I might forgot to name: Thank you very much!