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Patrick G Lee

Patrick G. Lee (he/they) is a queer Korean American filmmaker and community organizer focused on telling stories for and about LGBTQ people of color. He's currently working on films about queer Asian history, LGBTQ self-representation, and Asian American coming out stories. In 2018, he helped organize KQTcon, the first national Korean queer and trans conference in the US. He’s also worked as a reporting fellow at ProPublica, where he analyzed hate crime trends in the US and the UK, investigated anti-protester bias expressed by a New York cop, and wrote about the systemic hurdles faced by poor immigrants of color in detention. Before that, he spent two years reporting investigative legal stories for Bloomberg News. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and


Patrick G Lee
2020, 17 min., Color, US
Through letter-writing, a community discussion, and a drag performance, six queer and trans Asian Americans grapple with their queerness and consider what family acceptance might look like.

UNSPOKEN’s interviewees hail from across the Asian diaspora — with roots in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, ...

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