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  • 1/31/16 Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day 1/31/16 Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day
    Come join us for our first program of the year – A Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day! On Sunday January 31st, Dragon Fruit Project participants will be organizing and creating web-based content from LGBTQ API stories. Led by ...
  • Trans Day of Resilience 2015 Trans Day of Resilience 2015
    “At the end of the day it’s about the intersectionalities, the way we understand things. I’m not just trans, I’m a person of color, I’m an ...
  • 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance Events 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance Events
    November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a day to honor the memory of those lost because of anti-transgender violence, and a day to lift up the narratives of transgender folks who are still thriving. This list is ...
  • Berkeley 10K: Become an APIENC Champion! Berkeley 10K: Become an APIENC Champion!
    TEAM APIENC RUNS BERKELEY has become an API Equality – Northern California tradition. This year marks our 3rd annual Berkeley Run where our awesome volunteers run, walk, or even skip for LGBTQ API justice. Our goal for our end-of-the-year fundraiser ...
  • Cynthia Fong Cynthia Fong
    “I think it’s really cool, seeing connections being made and in a loving way. It’s not like the organization is only invested in people to the extent which they can provide skills; the organization is also interested in developing leadership ...
  • Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections
    Through our partnership with StoryCorps, Dragon Fruit Project interviewers and storytellers have come together to share stories of love, struggle, identity, and activism. Check out some of our interviewer’s reflections on the experience, and hear about why they think storytelling ...
  • Fall 2015 – Welcome to Team APIENC! Fall 2015 - Welcome to Team APIENC!
    At API Equality – Northern California, our work is powered by our dedicated volunteer committees and rising leaders. We’re so excited to welcome Fei, BB, Shilpa, and Kalani to Team APIENC this fall. Read on to find out more about ...
  • Celebrating My One Year: Come Run With Me! Celebrating My One Year: Come Run With Me!
    My name is Michelle Lin and I’m excited to introduce myself as API Equality – Northern California’s new Community Organizer. A year ago, I came across APIENC while searching for progressive Asian American organizations to volunteer for. I was drawn to this ...
  • Denise Huang Denise Huang
      DENISE HUANG is a queer, 2nd generation Chinese American woman and current student at Mount Holyoke University, a women’s college in Western Massachusetts. Denise, as self-proclaimed “Asian American history geek,” came to APIENC in the summer of 2015, and has ...
  • Listening, Learning, and Laughing Intergenerationally Listening, Learning, and Laughing Intergenerationally
    What does it mean to listen to each other? What does it mean to communicate across generations? Last month, APIENC, APIQWTC, GAPA, and Trikone attempted to answer these questions through a series of intergenerational events. From August 12 to August 15th, ...
  • Reflections from the API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange Reflections from the API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange
    This summer, API Equality – Northern California partnered with ASPIRE and the Chinese Progressive Association to pilot our very first API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange (APIQJLEX). Over the course of five weeks, the APIQJLEX brought together leaders, summer interns, and fellows ...
  • Under the Guise of Privacy and Protection: Bathroom Policing and Trans Discrimination Under the Guise of Privacy and Protection: Bathroom Policing and Trans Discrimination
    In August of 2013, APIENC, along with many others in California, celebrated when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266). This law reinforces the right of students—particularly transgender and gender non-conforming students—to choose ...
  • The 2015 NQAPIA Conference in Chicago: A Photoblog The 2015 NQAPIA Conference in Chicago: A Photoblog
    Team APIENC attended the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) Conference this year, which took place from August 6-9 in Chicago. Check out some reflections, photos, and experiences below! Cam Bui, Volunteer, APIQWTC and APIENC “The NQAPIA conference was a great place to meet ...
  • 8/8/15 – LGBTQ API Legacies: A Timeline of Resilience 8/8/15 - LGBTQ API Legacies: A Timeline of Resilience
    From August 6 – 10, we will be at Thriving Together: Queer APIS Building Community, Solidarity, and Movement. A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. We’ll be joining 250 LGBT AAPIs ...
  • API Equality – Northern California is Hiring a Community Organizer! API Equality - Northern California is Hiring a Community Organizer!
    Update: 9/9/2015 — This position is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! Title: Community Organizer, API Equality – Northern California Deadline: 8/11/15 Compensation: $36,000 – $40,500, excellent benefits Hours: Full-time Location: San Francisco, CA Description: API Equality – Northern California is seeking a full-time Community ...
  • A Series on Intergenerational Conversations A Series on Intergenerational Conversations
    What does it mean to listen to each other? What does it mean to communicate across generations? To explore these questions, the Dragon Fruit Project is putting on a collaborative series on Intergenerational Conversations. From August 12 to August 15 ...
  • Marching for Trans Liberation: Reflections from Trans March 2015 Marching for Trans Liberation: Reflections from Trans March 2015
    On Friday, June 26,  2015, thousands marched from Dolores Park to Civic Center in San Francisco’s annual Trans March, one of the largest trans events in the world. API Equality – Northern California joined our partner organizations, the Chinese Progressive ...
  • Shirley Hsin-I Liu
    SHIRLEY HSIN-I LIU was born in Taiwan and came to the US when she was three years old. She identifies as a queer Chinese American, and her preferred gender pronouns are she and they. She currently works at UC Berkeley ...
  • Finding Peace and Compassion at San Quentin Finding Peace and Compassion at San Quentin
    By Tracy Nguyen Every Monday afternoon, Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) holds a class with Asian, Pacific Islander, and “Other” prisoners at San Quentin State Prison. The ROOTS (Restoring Our Original and True Selves) program seeks to increase knowledge about API ...
  • From Victory in the Supreme Court to Marching for All Trans Lives From Victory in the Supreme Court to Marching for All Trans Lives
    June 26th, 2015 Today the Supreme Court made a historic ruling that gave all same sex couples the freedom to marry in the United States. As an organization that formed out of the struggle for marriage equality here in San Francisco ...