California marriage equality fight goes to Chinatown

June 18, 2009

Lost in the 2009 election wreckage for gays was the marriage campaign's relative success in Asian communities, which have swung toward support of the freedom to marry at a faster rate than the rest of California and have become a model for other groups.

Asian Americans have been building grass-roots support in Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Filipinotown for four years. Gays, lesbians and straight allies have talked about the often-taboo topic of homosexuality, set up booths at festivals, harangued non-English language media to change coverage and lobbied elected officials for support. (Link)