The absence of a Vietnamese American queer organization in Seattle demonstrates the lack of support from the Vietnamese American mainstream community. The majority of elder generation Vietnamese American simply ignores the existence of queer Vietnamese Americans. Some young queer Vietnamese Americans hesitate to share their queer longing due to language barriers and cultural conflicts. Depending on their diverse backgrounds, when a young queer Vietnamese American arrive in the US and become educated, language difficulties with both English and Vietnamese are typical. In general, some American-born Vietnamese hardly speak fluent Vietnamese and many Vietnamese-born Americans uneasily speak fluent English. However, desires for cultural belonging in which Vietnamese American lesbians recognize themselves as being queer individuals and being Vietnamese Americans shape their sexual identities. Vietnamese American queers desire their ethnic traditions and language, which reflects the affirmation of their pride in their ethnic heritage and the desire to achieve queer identities. Currently, because there is no official Vietnamese American LGBTQ club, many young Vietnamese American queers who take risks to openly reveal their true identities must speak proficient English in order to communicate with queers from different marginalized ethnic groups, such as the APIWFSC. It is one of the principle organizations to suit the needs of queers of color in Seattle.