qyul (queer/trans workgroup)

QYUL/귤 (Queer and Trans Koreans Yearning for Unity and Liberation) is a queer and trans workgroup within KACEDA. QYUL is organizing to bring more specific attention to the lives, more about experiences and struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Korean survivors of violence.

For LGBTQ Koreans in the U.S., the effects of family violence, intimate partner violence and sexual violence are deeply interconnected with those of homophobia, transphobia and racism. However, while the traumatic impacts of these intersections are deeply felt within the community, there is no available data for better understanding the needs of LGBTQ Korean survivors of violence.

QYUL is currently organizing a national research project for and by LGBTQ Korean survivors in partnership with Asian Women’s Shelter and Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

If you are interested in learning more about QYUL, please email qyul@kaceda.org.

If you are currently experiencing abuse, have been abused or sexually assaulted in the past, or know someone who’s being abused and want to get support, please call 415-751-0880 on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm to speak to a bilingual queer-identified or queer/trans-friendly Korean advocate. All calls are confidential.

You may also email qyul@kaceda.org for support and information, and while we maintain strict confidentiality protocols for ourselves, we cannot guarantee the safety of online communications.