The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB) is appalled at the recent violence against Asian, Pacific Islander and Asian American people that has been increasing across our country. Attacks here in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area are especially abhorrent, as the Asian and Pacific Islander communities are so deeply integral to our history, our social and economic life, and the rich cultural heritage of this region. Violence and hatred against Asians has no place in the world.
In addition to supporting the education and musical development of our members, our mission includes building bridges across diverse communities through public performances. Since our founding in 1978, the SFLGFB has celebrated the rich cultural heritage of the Bay Area.
We are proud to count Asian and Pacific Islanders in our membership, in our Artistic leadership, in our Board of Directors leadership, and of course in our audiences.
We stand in solidarity with those who fight against racism in all of its forms. We stand in solidarity with those who seek to create a safe, just, and more equitable society for all who live here.
Here are ways you can help: