Alice Y. Hom

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Alice Y. Hom (born 1967) is an Asian American LGBTQ community activist and author.


Hom received her B.A from Yale, her M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and her Ph.D in History from Claremont Graduate University.[1] Her dissertation was titled “Unifying Differences: Lesbian of Color Community Building in Los Angeles & New York, 1970s-1980s”.[2]

Activism and career[edit]

Hom has been the Director of Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy's Queer Justice Fund since 2010.[3] She was previously founding Director of the Intercultural Community Center at Occidental College, worked at the Getty Information Institute and Getty Research Institute. Hom has also served on the boards of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Visual Communications, Great Leap, June Mazer Lesbian Archives, and APAIT.[1]

Hom was an editor on Q&A: Queer in Asian America, an award-winning anthology of essays, personal accounts, fiction, and art on the meaning of being LGBTQ in Asian American communities.[4]

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown reappointed Hom to another term on the Cal Humanities Board, where she has served since 2012.[5]

Honors and awards[edit]

Published works[edit]

  • Hom, Alice Y.; Eng, David L., eds. (1998). Q&A: Queer in Asian America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.[4]
  • Unifying Differences: Lesbian of Color Community Building in Los Angeles & New York, 1970s-1980s (Claremont Graduate University: 2011)[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hom was born and raised in the Los Angeles, California area.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Alice Y. Hom | AAPIP". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  2. ^ "BUTCH Voices 2011 Keynotes | BUTCH Voices". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  3. ^ a b "Alice Y Hom | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  4. ^ a b c "David L. Eng, Alice Y. Hom: Q & A". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  5. ^ "Governor Brown Announces Appointments". Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  6. ^ Hom, Alice Y. (2011). "Unifying Differences: Lesbian of Color Community Building In Los Angeles and New York, 1970s-1980s".

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