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  • T T
    SEPT 2019 | T T (they/them) is a software engineer, organizer, powerlifter and gardener who is also currently an active volunteer with APIENC’s Trans Justice committee. Most recently, T has been working hard to support APIENC’s TGNC API Needs Assessment. They ...
  • Ralph Leaño Atanacio Ralph Leaño Atanacio
    July 2019 | Ralph Leaño Atanacio Ralph (he/they) is an active participant in our Core Committee, and got his start with APIENC in 2017 as a Summer Organizer. He’s an integral part of our Dragon Fruit Committee, helping to make LGBTQ ...
  • 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 ...
  • POP! People over Pride: Training Camp for LGBTQ API Youth – APPLY TODAY
    POP! Camp is BACK! This summer, APIENC and NQAPIA are hosting our second People Over Pride (POP!) Camp for LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Youth. POP! Camp is an intensive 4-day LGBTQ API training camp for youth ages 14-20 to ...
  • This Has Been a Messy Year: Practicing Healthy Accountability This Has Been a Messy Year: Practicing Healthy Accountability
    Avery Nguyen (they/them) is a member of APIENC’s Core Committee, and our Trans Justice Committee. After our retreats with the Wildfire Project, Avery wrote this reflection to share with the APIENC community.  This has been a messy year. Besides the harms and ...
  • 2019 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by March 1st 2019 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 ...
  • 2019? 😲 Let’s do this.
    APIENC was first founded in 2004, and refounded in 2013, with a commitment to young, trans, and gender nonconforming leadership. This shift happened through intentional changes to our structure, work, and initiatives. 6 years later, we’ve grown in our understanding ...
  • Ethan Li Ethan Li
    JAN 2019 | ETHAN LI Ethan is a queer and nonbinary Chinese+Taiwanese American who grew up in the Midwest. They are a graduate student working on bioengineering research at Stanford while also building queer community: “Transitioning into my program while I’m ...
  • Sharing our Learnings: APIENC’s Transformation with the Wildfire Project Sharing our Learnings: APIENC's Transformation with the Wildfire Project
    Mioi Hanaoka (she/they) has been a long-time supporter and member of APIENC. She is currently part of APIENC’s Communications and Core Committees. As a member of Core, Mioi took part in APIENC’s set of retreats with the Wildfire Project over ...
  • JoJo Ty JoJo Ty
    NOV 2018 | JOJO TY JoJo (they/he) is an active APIENC volunteer and community leader. Jojo has brought their expertise on community walking tours to the Dragon Fruit Project Walking Tour and our Trans Justice Committee. More recently, they have helped ...
  • I’m transforming into a more powerful version of myself. Will you join me? I’m transforming into a more powerful version of myself. Will you join me?
    This is Jasmin Hoo, the new Community Organizer at APIENC. In this past month since I’ve started, I’ve been asked to reimagine what community care and accountability look like, stretched to practice new organizing skills, and encouraged to confront my ...
  • grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements
    From November 1 – 18, grow with APIENC! This Fall, we need to raise $15,000 to continue growing our work. From our 9th cohort of Summer Organizers, to our 300+ person Trans March contingent, to the launch of our Dragon Fruit ...
  • We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased
    APIENC’s Statement on the Leaked ‘Trans Memo’ Yesterday, The New York Times reported an unreleased memo from the Trump administration, which would aim to define sex as, “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo, drafted by the ...
  • Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018 NQAPIA Conference Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018 NQAPIA Conference
    Yiann Chou, one of our APIENC volunteers, attended the 2018 NQAPIA National Conference this past July in San Francisco, CA. They also performed with their band, kapwa the band, at the Arts Showcase Night. I felt grateful to be at NQAPIA, ...