Statement from the NGLCC Board of Directors in Solidarity Against AAPI Hate
We, the Board of Directors of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander members, partners, and allies.
Over the past year, our nation has seen a rise in racially motivated hate crimes against our Asian neighbors, friends, colleagues, and community members. In recent weeks, harassment and physical violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has escalated, including the most recent atrocities in Atlanta. The xenophobia that underlies these attacks on Asian friends is not new to us as an LGBT and allied community, but the pervasiveness of it is. It cannot be tolerated and we must band together as diverse communities, as one nation and as Americans to fight back against such ugly and dangerous behavior.
The NGLCC is proud to have long-standing relationships with leading Asian business and community organizations, including the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) and the National Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship. (National ACE), strengthening ties between our communities and highlighting the power of our intersections.
The time is now for us to stand as one unified community to demand action and declare together that discrimination, bigotry and violence against any fellow human being is wrong and will not be tolerated. The NGLCC stands in solidarity with all who believe, as we do, that we must #StopAAPIHate.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce® (NGLCC) Co-Founder & President
Local Resources and Support
Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States.
Founded in 2011, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of St. Louis serves corporate professionals and business owners from East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian communities in the Greater St. Louis region as well as those who conduct business in Asia
Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders.
To engage in educational and charitable activities to help our Kababayans here as well as back in the Philippines.