The voting period for the RBC Royal Bank – Canada Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is now open at until May 13, 2013. Please vote for our ACAS (Asian Community AIDS Services) Board Chair Andre Goh, who was also recently awarded the the Malaysian Canadian Award by the Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario for his outstanding work in diversity and LGBTQ issues.
André Goh is a gay Asian leader who has more than 20 years’ experience promoting and engaging the rights of East and Southeast Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual (LGBT) in Toronto. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Goh helped create safe spaces for Queer Asian Youth in Toronto, when discrimination, oppression and marginalization of people of colour were much higher and more significant in the LGBT communities. He was an active member of the Gay Asian Youth Toronto, an organization that promotes the rights of Asian gay men in Toronto. He helped form GAT’s Gay Asian AIDS Project (GAAP) to assist Asians living with HIV/AIDS, most of whom were gay men. The project was later amalgamated with two other projects to become Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS).