Welcome to Shades of Yellow !   

Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies. SOY is made up of a diverse group of community members, constituents, and allies.  

Our mission  is  to cultivate a community of empowered Hmong LGBTQ and allies to challenge what we've known and ignite positive cultural and social change.  Our vision is   a world where Hmong LGBTQ and allies are liberated and celebrated for who we are.    

We are based out of St. Paul, MN. SOY is unique in that we are the only Hmong LGBTQ organization in the world, thus we make an effort to have an online presence to reach out to other Hmong-API LGBTQ across the country.     

Did you know that friends and families of HAPI LGBTQ people have their own coming process too? 

Are you someone that...
  • has a family member or friend who identifies as LGBTQ and you are seeking community? 
  • is Hmong/Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQ and wanting to share your stories? 
We highly encourage you to check out the Asian Pride Project! 

We hope that everyone had a safe Pride this year! Thank you to those that joined us at our Pride activities and helped volunteer at our Pride booth! We had so much fun with everyone! We can't wait to see you at our next SOY event. Here are some pictures to recap our amazing week! 


LIKE us on Facebook!

If you would like to support Hmong LGBTQ communities, you can send your tax-deductible donation via check to SOY, made out to our fiscal sponsor: "Hmong American Partnership" re: SOY to 995 University Ave. West, #215, St. Paul, MN 55104.

SOY does not yet have a Credit Card payment system hooked to our website. If you would like to donate via Credit Card please contact us at for further instructions.


SOY would like to acknowledge Hmong American Partnership(HAP) for being a wonderful Fiscal Agent to SOY, but most
importantly for being a great ally to the work SOY is committed to do. THANK YOU!!!
Can't get enough of SOY? Add us on Facebook! | As a Hmong LGBTQ, what kind of struggles do you have to face everyday?

© 2007, Shades of Yellow, All Rights Reserved.