Monday, January 24, 2011

Breaking Down Stereotypes Aimed At the Asian Queer Community

Okay, it's sharing time again.  I came across a great video in which a Chinese trans man talks about his experience of coming out first as a lesbian and then as a trans man.  It is a part of the visibility project.
The Visibility Project is a photographic portraiture series focused on the Queer Asian American identified community.  All participants currently or have once identified as female and the project is inclusive to:  trans, ftm, mtf, genderqueer, bisexuals, lesbian, queer, intersex, andro, two-spirit…  Definitions of Asian Americans is very diverse:  East, Southeast, South Asian, Hapa, transplants, etc. 

The project seeks to break down ethnic, gendered, and sexual stereotypes through the powerful and accessible media of photography and video.


Visibility Project (rough cut): Kit Yan 2011 from mia nakano on Vimeo.

Editors Note: My fibro is kicking in and so if anyone knows of a transcript or has the time to make one, I would be grateful.