The purpose of Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC) is to bring together gay people who are interested in developing a greater understanding of the culture of Asians and Asian-Americans and in developing friendships through social, cultural and educational activities.
Founded in 1985, AFC’s early members were friends who wanted to provide a supportive, non-threatening environment for gay Asians. As an official chapter of the International Fellowship Alliance (IFA), AFC carries on the work locally of providing safe social environments to the GLBT community of Asian descent and supports IFA’s work in organizing an annual conference of GLBT Asians and those interested in Asian cultures. That conference, the International Friendship Conference or IFCon, has been held annually over the Labor Day holiday since 1988. Typically hosted by member chapters, it’s held in partnership with a similar, international organization called the Long Yang Club. In 2015, IFCon will be in New Orleans. For more information or to register, visit www.ifcon2015.org. Then the following year, Asians & Friends Chicago will host IFCon here in the Windy City. Watch this website for more information and to register.
You can reach AFC coordinators at our Hotline: (312) 409-1573 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.