To close out Pride Month, we wanted to highlight our Board Treasurer, Binh Ngo. Binh joined the API Middle Tennessee Board at the start of 2022. Check out this interview to learn more about him.
Hi Binh. Could you tell us about yourself?
“My name is Binh Ngo. I came from Sài Gòn, Vietnam to Tennessee in 2011. America blesses me with many wonderful experiences in the last eleven years until now. I enjoy the great education and many beautiful friendships in Middle Tennessee. Growing up as an Asian Gay in a small town called Lebanon, I did overcome many challenges but also received countless love and supports from the LGBT community and allies. I got my Master of Accountancy degree from MTSU in 2020 and became Certified Public Accountant in 2021. I’m currently working as an auditor for PHB accounting firm in Franklin, TN.
What are your thoughts on Nashville's LGBTQ+ and API communities?
I am so happy and excited to see the number of LGBT supporters in Nashville increase significantly every year. I dream one day every place in America, people feel safe and loved for being themselves, so they can live a free and happy life and contribute their best gifts to the community. I spent half of my life in America and another half in Vietnam. I love both countries with all my heart. I want to add my unique Vietnamese culture to make the picture of the US more colorful and interesting, but I also want to adapt to the US culture and live harmoniously with everyone. I think API has been a great resource for the Asian Community to embrace their cultures and improve their quality of life in the US. It has been a great honor to serve as a treasurer for API. I’m looking forward to contributing to API's greater success in the coming years.
What do you want to see in the future?
It has been a great honor to serve as a treasurer for API. I’m looking forward to contributing to API's greater success in the coming years. I dream that cultural differences and language barriers no longer make a division, and everyone respects, accepts, and peacefully supports each other for a healthy and happy community. I’m 25 years old now and I’m still looking for my other half. I dream of a happy family with a handsome husband and cute children. Thank America so much for giving me the hope and opportunities that my dreams can come true soon!
We are grateful for Binh's leadership as we continue making Middle Tennessee a safe and welcoming place for all of our community.