Family Equality Condemns Threats, Violence, and Hate Against the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

New York, N.Y. – In response to last week’s tragedy in Georgia, which took the lives of eight individuals—including six Asian women, and the recent, distressing wave of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate and harassment, Family Equality issued the following statement: 

“Our hearts are with the victims, families, and communities affected by what happened in Georgia this week. AAPI community members, particularly Asian women, have been experiencing discrimination, physical assault, and verbal harassment at historically high rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, this pattern of xenophobia is not new—it’s part of a deeply disturbing history of anti-Asian racism, white supremacy, and misogyny in our country.

We must do more to support and protect our AAPI communities and family members. As such, Family Equality renews its commitment to combatting hate, bigotry, and discrimination in all its forms. Our mission—to achieve full equality for all families—can not be achieved until we center anti-racism and defeat white supremacy. We join the voices of our colleagues and millions across the nation in promising to stop Asian hate.” 

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Family Equality advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Family Equality believes every LGBTQ+ person should have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live. Learn more at

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