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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: LGBT Asian Americans

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

Links & Reports


Kumu Hina. Dean Hamer (Qwaves, 2014; Kanopy Streaming, 2015). Streaming via Kanopy and Alexander Street (UCLA only); film website. Documentary about a Native Hawaiian mahu (transgender woman), who is also a teacher and community leader.

To Be Takei. Jennifer M. Kroot (Frameline, 2015). Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film website.  Documentary about actor and activist George Takei.

Seoul to Soul. Michael Chen & Paul Detwiler. (Frameline, 2006); streaming via Alexander Street (UCLA only)Film information.

Asian & Pacific Islander Americans, 2020 -

LGBT Asian & Pacific Islander Americans, 1995 - 2019

Williams Policy Studies

LGBT Asian and Pacific-Islander Individuals and Same-Sex Couples. Angeliki Kastanis and Gary J. Gates. (Williams Institute, 2013). HQ76.3.U5 K34 2013  *Online access.

California's Asian/Pacific Islander LGB population. Christopher Ramos and Gary J. Gates. (Williams Institute, 2008). HQ76.2.U52 C35    *Online access.

Asians and Pacific Islanders in same-sex couples in California: data from Census 2000. Gary Gates and R. Bradley Sears. (Williams Project, 2005). KF4754.5 .P65 2005d (library);  *Online access.


Queer Asian American male body and desire: HIV/AIDS and Asian American cultural politics. Jih-Fei Cheng. (UCLA, Asian Languages and Culture, 2005). LD791.8.A75 C421 2005 *At Asian American Studies Center and SRLF.

Coming out together: an ethnohistory of the Asian and Pacific Islander queer women's and transgendered people's movement of San Francisco. Trinity A. Ordona. (2000). HQ76.8.U5 O73 2000a *At SRLF.

Impact of family of origin, self-construal, and acculturation on disclosure of sexual orientation among White and Asian-American lesbians and gay men.  Kathy Lee (1999). HQ76.3.U5 L435 1999a  *At SRLF.