Monday, June 18, 2007
Queer Asian Survey Results Analyzed
On our next Subversity show, we chat with Alain Dang, a UCI/UCLA graduate who authored a pioneering national survey of Asian/Pacific American queer life, recently released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in New York City, where he works as a policy analyst. More information on the suvey report, Living in the Margins, is posted here: www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/api_study.
The actual report is here: www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/orts/API_LivingInTheMargins.pdf
The show airs from 9-10 a.m. on Monday, 18 June 2007, on the first day of KUCI's new summer schedule, and is webcast simultaneously via kuci.org.
Here is more info. on Dang:
Alain Dang is a policy analyst with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. His research focuses on the intersections of race, sexual orientation, community building, and public policy. He co-authored Living in the Margins: A National Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Asian Pacific American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: A Community Portrait and Black Same-Sex Households in the United States: A Report from the 2000 Census for the Task Force Policy Institute. His autobiographical chapter is featured in Kevin Kumashiro's Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian Pacific American Activists , published by Harrington Park Press. He and his work have been featured in a variety of media across the country, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle , Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AsianWeek, The Advocate, World Journal, News India Times, Filipino Reporter, Hyphen Magazine and The Western Journal of Black Studies, among others. In addition, he has traveled the country speaking at conferences, colleges and universities. He holds a BA in Environmental Analysis & Design from UC Irvine (Social Ecology) and an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA.