Category: Member Spotlight

Linda Nguyễn

LINDA NGUYỄN is a queer artists and cultural worker, currently living in South Berkeley. During the day, Linda works at a public opinion research firm in Downtown Oakland, and Linda is also looking for work as a librarian. In their spare time, Linda is also part of MOONROOT, a collective of Asian Pacific Islander women,

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Toby Wu

TOBY WU is a gay Chinese American from New York City. He moved to the Bay Area over 3 years ago to study at Stanford’s Teacher Education Program and is now a first grade teacher at a new charter school in Oakland, California. His passion for education is in engaging students with how they learn

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Betty Cao

BETTY CAO is a 1.5 generation Chinese American who immigrated to New York at the age of six. Currently, Betty is a Community Organizer at Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) providing leadership development for Chinese immigrant parents on ways to get involve in their children’s education. During Summer 2010, Betty was a part of API

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Mary Luong

MARY LUONG is an artist and an Oakland native. They first encountered API Equality – Northern California when attending a barbecue from our community partners, the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community (APIQWTC). Mary’s involvement continued when they attended our community meeting, “Your Two Cents,” and their volunteerism continued beyond that at events

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Esther Kang

ESTHER KANG is a middle school science teacher in East Oakland. Originally from Chicago, Esther moved to the Bay Area in 2010, and found community in the LGBTQ API spaces that API Equality – Northern California provides. As a Korean American woman navigating a LGBTQ & Asian intersection, she believes that the two identities are

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Mioi Hanaoka

MIOI HANAOKA is an engineer for a tech company. Outside of her work, Mioi is a proud volunteer for LGBT causes and volunteers for annual events at her church. When she first attended the annual Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Film Festival two summers ago, she found community with queer women of color

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