The organization behind this publication, the Dari Project, is a volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent. By documenting and sharing the life stories of LGBTQ Koreans, the Dari Project seek to build bridges among Korean American families, social networks, institutions and faith communities. Since its inception in 2006, the Dari Project leadership has dreamed of publishing the first collection of personal narratives of LGBTQ Koreans as a bilingual resource for LGBTQ Koreans and their friends and families.

Coordinating Committee
LGBTQ Korean volunteers who plan and implement the project’s activities everyday and who are building a Korean community that welcomes its LGBT family members

Advisory Committee
Over ten community members in the U.S. and South Korea who provide guidance, support and great ideas to keep the project going strong.

Community members and allies who design our materials, produce our photos and videos, and offer invaluable support at events and in many other ways.

Donors & Funders
Folks who support the project’s work through gifts, large and small – without broad support from our communities and allies, Dari Project could not continue.