For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Outsports is presenting a series of Instagram Live conversations, hosted by athlete and advocate Amazin LeThi.
The latest conversation in the series featured Olympian Chris Kinney, as he and LeThi took the conversation into Pride Month. Kinney competed for the United States in bobsled at the 2018 Winter Olympics and came out publicly last year as bisexual. You can see that conversation here.
LeThi was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia, where she she says she was bullied for her race and sexual orientation. She became a competitive bodybuilder at age 6 and now advocates on behalf of various inclusion efforts in, and outside of, sports.
Previously, professional ice hockey player Jon Lee-Olsen joined LeThi. You can see that conversation here. She also talked with bodybuilder Siufung Law, from Hong Kong. She also talked with Paralympian Theresa Goh.
The first 10 days of May were designated Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week when President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation bill. It was extended to the entire month of May 1990 with the signature of President George H. W. Bush.