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  • Caroline Truong Caroline Truong
    CAROLINE TRUONG has been an active volunteer with APIENC since last year and is part of our Trans Justice Working Group. Most recently, Caroline supported the curriculum development facilitation of our February Trans Justice Training for Trainers and was an ...
  • Apply to POP: People Over Pride Training Camp! Apply to POP: People Over Pride Training Camp!
    POP: People Over Pride is a national training camp for LGBTQ API youth. A partnership between APIENC and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), POP is an opportunity for young LGBTQ API leaders and activists from around the country. ...
  • Tune into TRANSFORM APIENC: Give OUT Day on 4/20! Tune into TRANSFORM APIENC: Give OUT Day on 4/20!
    We have officially selected our 8th cohort of APIENC summer interns! We welcome Connie, Isabella, Justine, Kristin, Lina, and Ralph to the APIENC family, and you will be hearing more them soon. In the meantime, we are kicking off our ...
  • Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T
    On February 11th, 2017, our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first T4T (Training for Trainers) in the Bay Area. With over 20 people from various Bay Area API organizations in the room, we covered a range of content from Gender ...
  • APIENC Springterns! APIENC Springterns!
    This month we wanted to highlight our springterns, Gibson, Quinton, and Katie! Gibson, who identifies as a cisgender male, is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley where he studies Political Science and Economics and also works as a Crime and Courts ...
  • CAAMFest 35 OUT/HERE SHORTS on March 11, 2017 CAAMFest 35 OUT/HERE SHORTS on March 11, 2017
    This year, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be presenting OUT/HERE — SHORTS at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Save the date for March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to watch all seven films: The Book of Living ...
  • Join us for our Quarterly APIENC Potluck – Sunday 3/12! Join us for our Quarterly APIENC Potluck - Sunday 3/12!
    APIENC is jumpstarting a new tradition this year to provide more opportunities for community members to get to know each other while sharing food and space together. In 2017, we’ll be holding Quarterly Potlucks as a way of casual gathering ...
  • 2017 Summer Internship Application Now Open! 2017 Summer Internship Application Now Open!
    Do you want to work with LGBTQ API communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Do you want to learn concrete community organizing skills and work to build movements for change? The application for API Equality – Northern California’s ...
  • Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch
    Last November, we hosted our annual Community Brunch, celebrating all of our amazing fundraisers and dedicate volunteers. Over 50 people showed up to eat home cooked food, meet new friends, and take part in our post-fundraiser raffle. The brunch was prepared ...
  • Calvin Ho Calvin Ho
    CALVIN HO, one of the most energetic and active volunteers at APIENC, identifies as a gay Asian-American of Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese ancestry, though his ethnic identity is complex. Calvin currently studies psychology at San Francisco State University. With APIENC, ...
  • 2016 Lessons for New Year Resistance 2016 Lessons for New Year Resistance
    Dear community, This past year was a whirlwind. From rampant hate crimes, to attacks on valuable public programs, to a national rhetoric crafted to make our people feel afraid—it seems that those who refuse to see our humanity have become even ...
  • Post-Election Resource List Post-Election Resource List
    In the last month, APIENC has heard the need for our community to hold space, reflect, and strategize for our safety. Our community partners and people from around the country have worked hard to provide and compile resources, and we ...
  • From China to America: My Queer Movement Journey From China to America: My Queer Movement Journey
    by Cindy Zhong, 2016 Chan Fellow Right before I came to America, my friends in our rainbow group (an independent queer student group that I joined in) back in China joked with me, “We’re so glad that our group is going ...
  • The Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal is now LIVE! The Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal is now LIVE!
    The Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral hxstory project that explores queer Asians and Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Since 2013, volunteers have engaged with our queer Asian ...
  • Grace Kong Grace Kong
    GRACE KONG, one of APIENC’s wonderful volunteers, identifies as a lesbian feminist and as an Excel geek. Grace currently works at the San Francisco International Airport, using her skills to work in data and financial analysis. Grace has been involved with ...
  • Save the Date – Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Launch Party! Save the Date - Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Launch Party!
    Come celebrate with us at our upcoming Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Launch Party! Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral history project that documents queer and trans Asians and Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism from the ...
  • Celebrate Wellness with APIENC – Sun. November 20th! Celebrate Wellness with APIENC - Sun. November 20th!
    Speaking from this year of growth since our last Berkeley Run, we’ve been astounded by the abundance of our communities and strongly stand by our core belief that “our communities have everything we need to support ourselves and each other.” ...
  • 5 Highlights from APIENC’s Summer 5 Highlights from APIENC's Summer
    This summer, Team APIENC was busy. During the past few months, our team has been working hard to support summer interns, march in the streets, launch new projects, highlight community artists, and build a thriving LGBTQ API community. Here’s a ...
  • Alison Lin Alison Lin
    ALISON LIN, a queer, mixed-race (Chinese-American and white) woman, has been an active volunteer with APIENC since she moved to the Bay Area three years ago. Alison currently works with social justice nonprofits, where she  focuses on collaboration, embodied leadership, ...
  • Artistic Collective Open at OACC NOW! Artistic Collective Open at OACC NOW!
    Happening now! APIENC’s first Artist Collective Exhibit is up for viewing at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), located in Oakland’s Chinatown. This exhibit, which features art from multiple LGBTQ+ API artists, showcases the lives and narratives of our community. ...