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[Image Description: The brunch audience listens to Cindy, our Fall 2016 intern, share reflections about her experience at APIENC.]
Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch
January 19, 2017

Last November, we hosted our annual Community Brunch, celebrating all of our amazing fundraisers and dedicate volunteers. Over 50 people showed up to eat home cooked food, meet new friends, and take part in our post-fundraiser raffle. The brunch was … Continue reading

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Calvin Ho
January 19, 2017

CALVIN HO, one of the most energetic and active volunteers at APIENC, identifies as a gay Asian-American of Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese ancestry, though his ethnic identity is complex. Calvin currently studies psychology at San Francisco State University. With APIENC, … Continue reading

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2016 Lessons for New Year Resistance
January 18, 2017

Dear community, This past year was a whirlwind. From rampant hate crimes, to attacks on valuable public programs, to a national rhetoric crafted to make our people feel afraid—it seems that those who refuse to see our humanity have become … Continue reading

Artwork credit to Micah Bazant
Post-Election Resource List
December 1, 2016

In the last month, APIENC has heard the need for our community to hold space, reflect, and strategize for our safety. Our community partners and people from around the country have worked hard to provide and compile resources, and we … Continue reading

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From China to America: My Queer Movement Journey
November 11, 2016

by Cindy Zhong, 2016 Chan Fellow Right before I came to America, my friends in our rainbow group (an independent queer student group that I joined in) back in China joked with me, “We’re so glad that our group is … Continue reading

Image Description: Two APIENC community members browsing the Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal on a Google Chromebook; a historical timeline of LGBTQ API movements is in the background
The Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal is now LIVE!
November 9, 2016

The Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral hxstory project that explores queer Asians and Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Since 2013, volunteers have engaged with our queer Asian … Continue reading