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, 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.

현재 또는 과거에 학대 또는 성폭행 (경험) 관련 지원을 원하거나, 지원을 바라는 지인을 알고 계신 경우 화요일 오후 1시~3시에 415-751-0880 번호로 연락을 주시면 한국어–영어로 대화가 가능한 퀴어 한인 도우미와 통화가 가능합니다. 모든 통화 내용은 비밀이 보장됩니다.

이메일로 지원을 요청하실 수 있습니다. 내부적으로 엄격한 보안 정책을 유지하고 있지만 온라인 통신의 보안을 완벽하게 보장하기는 어려움을  미리 말씀드립니다.