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  • 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 ...
  • Dragon Fruit Project Recording and Transcribing Day Dragon Fruit Project Recording and Transcribing Day
    This year, we’re partnering up with StoryCorps to conduct interview recordings with LGBTQ API storytellers. StoryCorps has collected over 50,000 interviews and deposited them into the Library of Congress where they will remain forever. This is a huge opportunity for us to ...
  • 2015 QWOCMAP Film Festival (June 12,13,14) 2015 QWOCMAP Film Festival (June 12,13,14)
    We are a proud community partner of QWOCMAP. This year’s film festival features some of our Dragon Fruit Project and highlights some of our rockstar volunteers! Look out for: Swanicorn Jaq Nguyen Victor (2014) Finding Each Other Shirley Hsin*I Liu (2015) Sex, Politics & Sticky ...
  • 5.21.15 – Give OUT Day 5.21.15 - Give OUT Day
    One year ago, API Equality – Northern California participated for the first time in Give OUT Day 2014, a national initiative to mobilize individual giving on a single day across the country to the LGBT nonprofit community. It lasts 24 ...
  • Yifan Mai Yifan Mai
    YIFAN MAI identifies as a queer cis-male Chinese-Singaporean. Currently, he is a software engineer at Coursera, an education technology company. Growing up in Singapore, Yifan felt very disconnected from his queer identity. Because of state censorship and a culture of shame, ...
  • Rise UP! Immigration Week of Action 2015 Rise UP! Immigration Week of Action 2015
    For NQAPIA’s Immigration Week of Action on April 13th-18th, API Equality – Northern California interviewed Jenna Rapues, Kat Evasco, Penny Baldado, and Amy Lin through StoryCorps. We shared highlights of their stories through a social media campaign for the Week of Action: These four interviews ...
  • Team APIENC Team APIENC
    “Being a part of team APIENC, even for just this short while, has been a transformative process for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself and most importantly, about what I want to contribute as part of this community.” – Michelle Lin At API ...
  • Coming out to CAA Parent Advocates Coming out to CAA Parent Advocates
    by Betty Cao On February 7th, I facilitated an LGBT workshop with the immigrant Chinese parent leaders I work with at Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). The CAA’s Parent Advocates program develops monolingual speaking Chinese parents into leaders in their schools ...
  • March 15th – Join us at CAAMFest 2015! March 15th - Join us at CAAMFest 2015!
    API Equality Northern California is glad to be a community partner and co-presenter for CAAMFest 2015, hosted by the Center for Asian American Media. We will be presenting the following programs: Out/Here Shorts Program This year’s collection of short films for CAAMFest’s OUT/HERE ...
  • 2015 Lunar New Year Mixer with API LGBTQ organizations 2015 Lunar New Year Mixer with API LGBTQ organizations
    We’re mixing it up this Lunar New Year with GAPA, NRJ, and APIQWTC! on February 28th! Buy your tickets and connect with other LGBTQ API organizations in the Bay Area! Lunar New Year Mixer Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6-9pm Manor West – 750 Harrison St, ...
  • Apply for APIENC’s 2015 Summer Internship Program Apply for APIENC's 2015 Summer Internship Program
    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? API Equality – Northern California is now accepting applications for our 2015 Internship Program! Applications are ...
  • February 28th – Dragon Fruit partners with StoryCorps February 28th - Dragon Fruit partners with StoryCorps
    On Saturday, February 28th, we’re partnering up with StoryCorps to conduct interview recordings with six storytellers. StoryCorps has collected over 50,000 interviews and deposited them into the Library of Congress. This is a huge opportunity for us to amplify LGBTQ ...
  • AAPI Institute at Creating Change 2015 AAPI Institute at Creating Change 2015
    We’re excited to connect with our #QAPI friends, partners, and allies at the 2015 National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference in Denver, Colorado on February 5-8. You can find a list of the activities we’re co-coordinating with our partners below, ...
  • MLin MLin
    MLIN identifies as an Asian American, Chinese American, gender non-conforming person (and goes by they/theirs pronouns). After recently graduating from Chapman University, MLin moved back to the Bay Area to navigate the real world. Currently, Michelle is interning at a Chinese ...
  • For Justice and Liberation: In memory of Jennifer Laude and Mike Brown For Justice and Liberation: In memory of Jennifer Laude and Mike Brown
    by Tracy Nguyen, Sammie Wills, and Monna Wong November 20th marks the annual Trans Day of Remembrance (#TDoR), a day founded in 1998 in memoriam and celebration of the trans and gender nonconforming people who have fought, passed, and endured in ...
  • Vida Kuang Vida Kuang
    VIDA KUANG identities as a an Asian American/ Chinese American/ Women of color/ Cisgender/ SF Chinatown Native. We met Vida Kuang over the summer through our Dragon Fruit Project and fell in love with her creative energy! Currently, Vida is the Youth ...
  • #DragonFruit WIKI EDIT-A-THON LIVE BLOG #DragonFruit WIKI EDIT-A-THON LIVE BLOG
    9:15 AM PST : Today’s the day, y’all! Wiki Edit-a-thon starts now! #WikiAPA #DragonFruit 9:30 AM PST: Check in Question: Why are you here today?#ourhistorymatters 9:30 AM PST: Our happy dedicated wiki-hackers. 9:35 AM PST: “By the end of the day, all 17 of us will leave this ...