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  • 2016 Summer Internship Application Now Open! 2016 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? The application for API Equality – Northern California’s Summer Internship 2016 is now open! Applications are ...
  • 2015 Highlights and 2016 Goals 2015 Highlights and 2016 Goals
    2015 was quite a year. We connected, convened, and inspired hundreds of people to share their stories, learn about queer and trans API history and activism, practice organizing skills, march for trans lives and justice, and build relationships across generations. Here are ...
  • Challenging Ourselves, Supporting Each Other Challenging Ourselves, Supporting Each Other
    For the third year in the row, Team APIENC has come together to collectively fundraise and participate in the Berkeley Run. For over a month Team APIENC members challenged themselves to meet their fundraising goals, working together to learn the ...
  • Avery Nguyen Avery Nguyen
    AVERY NGUYEN is a 1st generation, Viet-American, gender fluid, queer young adult who has been volunteering with APIENC through our Dragon Fruit Project and trans justice work. They are inspired and supported by their family, their community, and their love of ...
  • 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 ...