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  • Team APIENC runs Berkeley 5K Team APIENC runs Berkeley 5K
    My name is Mioi Hanaoka and I am part of the Leadership Team of API Equality – Northern California. Last November, I ran my very first half marathon with Team APIENC at the inaugural Berkeley Half. We raised over $11,000 to ...
  • Listening, Reflecting, and Learning in Community: The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour Listening, Reflecting, and Learning in Community: The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour
    This past weekend API Activists from HYPHEN Magazine, the Network on Religion and Justice (NRJ), Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC), Chinese for Affirmative Action, APEX Express, and API Equality – Northern California gathered to support the work of the Alliance ...
  • Reynaldo Culannay Jr. Reynaldo Culannay Jr.
     REYNALDO CULANNAY identifies as a gay, 1st generation Filipino-American college student at Pitzer College in East Southern California. He loves boba, is addicted to coffee, and plays too much League of Legends. We call him Rey. Sometimes, Reyrey. He volunteered ...
  • Dragon Fruit Project: WIKI HACK Dragon Fruit Project: WIKI HACK
    Wikipedia is one of the most visible and widely used resources for information. However, there is a sparsity of queer API histories on Wikipedia, limited both in detail and in the number of entries. Thus, we are thrilled to invite you ...
  • NQAPIA California Regional Summit NQAPIA California Regional Summit
    This July, I had the honor of attending the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s California Leadership Summit. This summit brought together AAPI activists from Northern, Central and Southern California as well as Hawaii. It was a whirlwind of 14 ...
  • Jess Suarez
    JESS SUAREZ is a radical queer Filipina, passionate about feminist issues, sex positivity, and being a little bit snarky. At the beginning of 2014, Jess got involved with the Dragon Fruit Project as a transcriber. She has now worked to train ...
  • What does intergenerational work entail? What does intergenerational work entail?
    Last month, I went to the Old Lesbians Organizing for Change conference and spoke on the intergenerational panel. While I was very aware of being the youngest person, I was proud to impart some of my wisdom on the topic of ...
  • August 15, 2014 – Intern Showcase August 15, 2014 - Intern Showcase
    API Equality – Northern California builds LGBTQ API power to amplify our voices and increase visibility of our communities. We inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate our histories. For the past 5 years, we have ...
  • The Gift of History: A Reflection on Dragon Fruit Transcribing Day *Special Edition* The Gift of History: A Reflection on Dragon Fruit Transcribing Day *Special Edition*
    As I was walking to API Equality – Northern California’s Dragon Fruit Transcribing Day (Special Edition), I was thinking in my head “Why am I doing this on my birthday?” I could have gone shopping, met up with some friends, ...
  • San Francisco Pride 2014: Marching with Intention, Honoring our Legacies San Francisco Pride 2014: Marching with Intention, Honoring our Legacies
    Volunteers, Staff, and Interns at Trans March API Equality – Northern California showed up with purpose for the 2014 San Francisco Pride Weekend. We want to recognize and honor that the original Pride was a rally. It was a resistance, led ...
  • The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour: Stories, Performance, and Resistance The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour: Stories, Performance, and Resistance
    For almost two years, the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour has been traversing the streets of Berkeley, uncovering and recovering over 100 years of radical South Asian American history. The trek, led by Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee, ...
  • Cam Bui Cam Bui
    CAM BUI is one of our newest volunteers! She is a queer cisgender Asian-American woman who has just recently become involved in our Dragon Fruit Project. She is also a full-time student in kinesiology at SF State University. In high school, Cam was involved ...
  • It all started with QWOCMAP It all started with QWOCMAP
    Back in 2011, I attended my first QWOCMAP Film Festival, the annual film festival for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. I never identified as “queer” or even as “a person of color” before that. Working in the ...
  • Suny Um Suny Um
    SUNY UM is a gay, 2nd generation Cambodian American, and a long time volunteer for API Equality – Northern California. He has worked with us during Breakthrough Conversations, at PRIDE parades, at the API Heritage Festival, and now, currently, with ...
  • Join us at PRIDE 2014 Join us at PRIDE 2014
    API Equality – Northern California builds LGBTQ API power to amplify our voices and increase visibility of our communities. We inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate our histories. Pride is the perfect time of the ...
  • GiveOUT Day: Solidarity over competition GiveOUT Day: Solidarity over competition
    Today, we choose SOLIDARITY over COMPETITION with other queer and trans people of color.  We choose ABUNDANCE over SCARCITY. We ALL deserve to get what we need, and API Equality – Northern California would not be able to do our ...
  • Dragon Fruit: Connecting Stories, Uplifting Our Souls Dragon Fruit: Connecting Stories, Uplifting Our Souls
    Back in March, I took part in a Dragon Fruit Project transcribing day, where folks spent a Sunday morning transcribing interviews of queer API activists.  I had the opportunity to interview a queer API person of faith.  Initially I was ...
  • Devika Ghai Devika Ghai
    DEVIKA GHAI is a South Asian queer woman, born and raised in New Delhi, India. Growing up in New Delhi, she saw stark examples of poverty and wealth disparities, which will later ground her in understanding the different forms of injustice. ...
  • Give OUT Day is May 15th Give OUT Day is May 15th
    It’s the time of year again where we’re ramping up for our summer internship program! This year we’re proud to welcome our 5th cohort, and we’re kicking off the season by participating in Give OUT Day.  Give OUT is a new ...
  • April 2014 Newsletter
    APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER We love our volunteers! At API Equality – Northern California, our work is powered by the heart and soul of community members who share our vision. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds offer their time, energy, and skill to ...