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  • Gem Datuin Gem Datuin
    Jul 2020 | Gem Datuin Image description: Gem stands outdoors amongst trees holding a fluffy gray dog in their arm while slyly smiling at the camera. Gem Datuin (they/them) identifies as a queer, non-binary, pilipinx feminist & abolitionist and has been a ...
  • We Are Trans Asian and Pasifika Leaders in Defense of Black Lives We Are Trans Asian and Pasifika Leaders in Defense of Black Lives
    We are non-Black people of Asian and Pasifika (A&PI) descent, and we are trans, nonbinary, and many Indigenous cultural gender identities¹. We span many movements, many generations, and many organizations.  We affirm the value of Black lives, unconditionally. We are in ...
  • Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter.
    We, as trans and queer Asians and Pacific Islanders, believe that everybody has a role in dismantling anti-Blackness.
  • Zoe Chen Zoe Chen
    May 2020 | Zoe Chen Zoe marched with us at 2019 Trans March and is now part of APIENC’s Trans Justice Committee! Her pronouns are she/her/hers and identifies as a transgender woman. Image description: Zoe is sitting and smiling outdoors on some ...
  • I attribute my survival to the healing that comes with community. I attribute my survival to the healing that comes with community.
    I don’t remember the year; I was 24, maybe 25, when I went to visit a friend in St. Vincent’s Hospital on 7th Ave in New York City. I never found him. The hospital was overrun with AIDS patients and ...
  • Now is the time to practice care, connection, and resilience. We got this. Now is the time to practice care, connection, and resilience. We got this.
    Dear APIENC community, When news of COVID-19 started to reach the U.S., APIENC staff and member leaders took time to figure out how we could prioritize connection, safety, and community all at once. We’ve heard concerns and fear from our people—worries ...
  • What will our work mean for the seven generations after us? What will our work mean for the seven generations after us?
    Click the image for the FULL graphic! Image description: colorful infographic titled “2019: How APIENC Has Grown”. Graphic by Cynthia Fong. The world is on fire. It’s no understatement to say that our people are facing political repression, overwhelming inequality, and ...
  • 2020 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by March 1st! 2020 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by March 1st!
    Do you want to work with trans, gender nonconforming, and queer API people and communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Are you ready to transform, learn concrete community organizing skills, and work to build movements for change? The ...
  • Kyle Kyle
    Jan 2020 | Kyle Image description: Kyle is outdoors and smiling on a balcony overlooking a lush forest and a mountain in the background. Kyle (he/him) identifies as a queer trans guy and has been involved with APIENC for a year now ...
  • Aloe Aloe
    Dec 2019 | Aloe Image description: Aloe is indoors smiling at the camera in front of a textile with foliage print. A member of APIENC’s Core Committee and Trans Justice Working Group, Aloe identifies as a queer and trans person on the ...
  • Reflections from a Summer of Growth 🌱 and Stars✨ Reflections from a Summer of Growth 🌱 and Stars✨
    APIENC’s summer has come to a close! Our Summer Organizers — Huanvy, Kai, Rai, Shreya, T, and Zaha — worked hard deepening their skills, building strong relationships, and learning how to ask for help. They’ve participated in exchanges with other ...
  • T T
    SEPT 2019 | T Image description: T is indoors, sitting on a purple sofa, right arm resting on the back of the sofa, looking down and smiling toward a chessboard. T (they/them) is a software engineer, organizer, powerlifter and gardener who is ...
  • Ralph Leaño Atanacio Ralph Leaño Atanacio
    July 2019 | Ralph Leaño Atanacio Image description: Ralph is indoors grinning at the camera and displaying a peace sign with his right hand. Ralph (he/they) is an active participant in our Core Committee, and got his start with APIENC in 2017 ...
  • Three Takeaways on Environmental Justice from PGM ONE Three Takeaways on Environmental Justice from PGM ONE
    Environmental and climate justice work is an emerging part of APIENC’s organizing and politics. APIENC’s TTAC (Think and Take Action Cohort) brings together and inspires queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) people in the SF Bay Area to ...
  • For Us, By Us, In Order To Serve Us: The TGNC API Needs Assessment Survey has Launched! For Us, By Us, In Order To Serve Us: The TGNC API Needs Assessment Survey has Launched!
    In recent years we’ve witnessed our trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary community make big strides, but we’re still not safe or free. When it comes to documenting our community needs, there are FEW resources that speak to the wide variety ...
  • Honoring Our Legacies: APIENC at SF Pride Honoring Our Legacies: APIENC at SF Pride
    APIENC won Community Grand Marshal of SF Pride 2019 by public vote. This is an honor and a responsibility. With increased police presence, heavy corporate involvement, and impact on the local underhoused communities, SF Pride is far from its radical ...
  • Junior Claros Junior Claros
    MAY 2019 | JUNIOR CLAROS Junior (he/him) is a Capricorn Ox who identifies as an immigrant, trans, and Filipinx. He was raised in a close-knit immigrant family that gave him a strong sense of family and community. Growing up in the ...
  • A New Organizer Has Joined APIENC! 💛#PowerUPGiveOUT A New Organizer Has Joined APIENC! 💛#PowerUPGiveOUT
    My name is Yuan Wang; I’m writing to you as the new Community Organizer at APIENC! As a trans/genderqueer second-generation Chinese-American person, I first joined APIENC in the summer of 2018 as a summer organizer. Now, I’m so excited to ...
  • Sustain Our Work: For The Sake Of… Sustain Our Work: For The Sake Of...
    What is an APIENC monthly sustainer? An APIENC monthly sustainer is someone who gives every month to APIENC through a recurring donation – a sustainer joins our work by committing a monthly donation of $10 or more! With our current ...
  • Mika Hernandez Mika Hernandez
    MAR 2019 | MIKA HERNANDEZ Mika (she/they) is a mixed queer non binary artist, community organizer, cook, and healer. Mika was born, raised and currently lives on occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land. Mika is yonsei, chicana, and 4th generation corean american.On this ...