CELEBRATING THE ASIAN AMERICAN LGBTQ+ EXPERIENCE brings together queer identified artists, musicians, and writers in historic downtown Los Angeles at the Chinese American Museum for the Lambda Literary LitFest 2018. CAM’s current exhibit “Don’t Believe The Hype: LA Asian Americans In Hip Hop” challenges and redefines what hip hop represents, specifically within the Asian American community. While hip hop has many hypermasculine and heteronormative roots with lyrics that have often been misogynistic, homophobic and violent towards women, it is now being challenged and in different ways, defying expectations of “traditional” expectations. But whose expectations shape our experiences? Our community, our parents, ourselves? What does it mean to be LGBTQ+ and Asian American and how does one experience inform the other? Is hip hop inclusive and how is it changing? Lambda Literary and CAM invite you to explore the exhibition and join us for a panel discussion and performances by D’LO, NATHAN RAMOS, KAY ULUNDAY BARRETT, KITTY TSUI, ADDIE TSAI, and moderated by CB LEE.