Author: API Equality

Bold white handwritten text against colorful paint stroke background that reads: "For Us, By Us, In Order To Serve Us!" Underneath, on pink background is white text that reads: "APIENC is launching a survey to understand the needs of transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary Asians & Pacific Islanders living in the Bay Area. Is that you?" To the right is the yellow circular APIENC logo and bit.ly/TGNCAPIneeds.

For Us, By Us, In Order To Serve Us: The TGNC API Needs Assessment Survey has Launched!

In recent years we’ve witnessed our trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary community make big strides, but we’re still not safe or free. When it comes to documenting our community needs, there are FEW resources that speak to the wide variety of experiences within the “TGNC API” umbrella, especially in the Bay Area. TGNC API folks

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Honoring Our Legacies: APIENC at SF Pride

APIENC won Community Grand Marshal of SF Pride 2019 by public vote. This is an honor and a responsibility. With increased police presence, heavy corporate involvement, and impact on the local underhoused communities, SF Pride is far from its radical roots. When we won, we didn’t know what to do. But we wanted to be

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Junior Claros

MAY 2019 | JUNIOR CLAROS Junior (he/him) is a Capricorn Ox who identifies as an immigrant, trans, and Filipinx. He was raised in a close-knit immigrant family that gave him a strong sense of family and community. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area as a working class person of color and having to

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Sustain Our Work: For The Sake Of…

What is an APIENC monthly sustainer? An APIENC monthly sustainer is someone who gives every month to APIENC through a recurring donation – a sustainer joins our work by committing a monthly donation of $10 or more! With our current sustainer base, we are able to strengthen APIENC’s overall impact with the understanding that our

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Mika Hernandez

MAR 2019 | MIKA HERNANDEZ Mika (she/they) is a mixed queer non binary artist, community organizer, cook, and healer. Mika was born, raised and currently lives on occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land. Mika is yonsei, chicana, and 4th generation corean american.On this land, Mika began organizing young which allowed her to start dreaming, finding and creating

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Ethan Li

JAN 2019 | ETHAN LI Ethan is a queer and nonbinary Chinese+Taiwanese American who grew up in the Midwest. They are a graduate student working on bioengineering research at Stanford while also building queer community: “Transitioning into my program while I’m still early in the process of navigating my relationship with gender has been challenging,

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