Asians and Friends Cleveland

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Asians and Friends Cleveland, a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization Asians and Friends, formed in 1995. Asians and Friends Cleveland is dedicated to “promoting Asian culture in a positive, supportive, informative, and fun setting while bridging the gap between various cultures.” Asians and Friends Cleveland provides educational and entertainment events related to Asian LGBTQ+ cultures and communities.

Asians and Friends Cleveland frequently collaborates with other local and national LGBTQ+ organizations. In 1998, Asians and Friends Cleveland hosted International Friendship Week, an annual event uniting Asians and Friends chapters across the United States and abroad. International Friendship Week “offers fun and information, but also support and camaraderie for Asians and those interested in Asian culture.”

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  • “Asians and Friends Now Meeting in Cleveland.” Gay People’s Chronicle. April 1995. Page 12.
  • Colie, Lance. “75-Foot Rainbow Banner Leads to After-Pride Cookout.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 2004. Page B-15.
  • “Food and Friendship Ring in the Year 4703.” Gay People’s Chronicle. January 27, 2006. Page 6.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “A Year of Milestones: PACT to Honor Long-Lived Groups.” Gay People’s Chronicle. May 13, 2005. Page 1.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Happy New Year.” Gay People’s Chronicle. February 11, 2011. Page 2.
  • Gollop, Howard. “Asians and Friends From Two Cities to Join for Pride.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 1998. Page C-13.
  • Gollop, Howard. “Asians and Friends to Ride in Style in This Year’s Event.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 1999. Page B-15.
  • Resnick, Eric. “Asians and Friends from Three Cities to March in Parade.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 2000. Page B-37.
  • Schneck, Ken. LGBTQ Cleveland. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2018. Page 22.
  • “Who We Are.” Asians and Friends Cleveland.

Location approximate; Asians and Friends Cleveland has no fixed address

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