Category: Trans Justice

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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We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased

APIENC’s Statement on the Leaked ‘Trans Memo’ Yesterday, The New York Times reported an unreleased memo from the Trump administration, which would aim to define sex as, “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo, drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services, would diminish the role of gender identity under

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Creating Liberation Together: Reflections from TGNC Rights & Empowerment Day

On March 24th, 2018 our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Rights and Empowerment Day (RED)! We made space for a whole day centering our TGNC Asian and Pacific Islander community, full of workshops that emphasized our rights, healthcare, and empowerment. At the event, we prepared an art and zine station,

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We’re Still Here, We’re Still Struggling, and We’re Still Fighting: Reflections from Trans March

This past month, APIENC, along with Gabriela-SF, ieumsae, and VietUnity organized a trans, queer, and allied Asian and Pacific Islander Contingent for Trans March. Our contingent was 200+ people strong. Avery, core member of APIENC’s Trans Justice Working Group and part of the community safety security team at this year’s Trans March, reflects on why

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Image Description: A group picture of T4T participants, 4 rows of people smiling at camera as they kneel and stand.

Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T

On February 11th, 2017, our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first T4T (Training for Trainers) in the Bay Area. With over 20 people from various Bay Area API organizations in the room, we covered a range of content from Gender Journeys to delving deeper into our non-binary hxstories in Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the

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