For over 30 years, we’ve celebrated our community together at our annual lunar new year banquet. This year, the APIQWTC leadership committee (known as the “Big Circle Committee”) has chosen to pause, and make 2020 a gap year for the banquet.read more
The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year Banquet to be held on April 20, 2019.read more
Calling all illustrators, designers, artists! APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 32nd Lunar New Year Banquet mug, which will be given to all people attending the event!read more
Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 are eligible to apply.read more
Winner Gets A FREE TICKET
+ $50 Honorarium
SUBMISSION DUE 3/11
The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held on April 21, 2018.read more
Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in summer 2018 or fall 2018 are eligible to apply.read more
The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held in April 22, 2017 (San Francisco).
Submission Deadline – Sun. 2/19
<b>Calling all artists!!!</b> APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 30th Lunar New Year Banquet mug (given to every person attending the event)! Poster artists, street artists, illustrators, graphic designers, painters, woodblock artists, screen printers, etc. You know who you are!!
Show your talent! Make multiple submissions, let your artistic friends know!read more
Are you a performer? Can you belt out a tune? Dance your heart out? Do you love delivering fun and positive experiences to an audience? The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all shapes and sizes to perform at our annual Spring banquet.read more
To encourage use of public transportation and lessen use of fossil fuel, APIQWTC is offering free rides from Civic Center BART to House of Banquet on Clement St. Pick up times from Civic Center BART will be arranged individually in the hopes of having a full car. If you need a ride to HOB, please contact Caresse at: 415-640-9652 Please let me know by 3pm Saturdayif you need a ride to the banquet. If you need a last minute ride, please text. Please let me know what time you would like to be picked up from BART and how many people. No need to coordinate rides from the banquet back to BART. That can be arranged at event. I can also assist with the arrangement of rides from HOB to after party. Please also make note of BART times and when the last train leaves. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ADA accommodation being that we will be using personal cars. Apologies for any...read more
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: February 12, 2015 AWARD OVERVIEW APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 800 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $1000 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree. AWARD CRITERIA Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in summer 2015 or fall 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement. APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS Please submit: · A cover letter · A resume or c.v. · A two-page double-spaced personal statement. The personal statement should address community involvement and future goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future, either through your career or otherwise. · An official transcript · At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation. Letter(s) of reference should come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities. Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.’s electronically no later than 7pm February 12, 2015. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by February 12, 2015 Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to: Send letter(s) and transcripts to: Junior Claros P.O. Box 31872 San Francisco, CA 94131 Feel free to direct any questions to Junior Claros at the above email. The selection committee reserves the right to not award the scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be...read more
Announcing nonprofit grant opportunity from Red Envelope Giving Circle (REGC)! Request for nonprofit 501(c)3-registered organizations to submit proposals by Sept. 15 for up to $2K in support, for an API LGBT-led project, from the Red Envelope Giving Circle (REGC), comprised of generous people in our API LGBT community!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION IF YOU, OR ANYONE YOU KNOW, may be eligible…read more
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Congrats to our very own Crystal Jang, voted to be among the 2013 SF Pride Grand Marshals! From the SF Pride press release: “Crystal Jang, a self-described Chinese-American activist, began organizing as a lesbian feminist, and then later advocated for greater visibility in response to witnessing racism in the LGBT community. The first “out” API teacher in San Francisco, Crystal was appointed as the SFUSD’s first Middle…read more
We’re collaborating with API Equality – Northern California to host a summer intern. Would you love to help initiate and develop programs for APIQWTC? Wanna learn and grow with amazing LGBTQ API activists and organizers? Well, apply to API Equality’s internship and indicate on your cover letter that you’re interested in the APIQWTC internship spot!read more
September 4, 1964 ― December 22, 2012
Celebration of Christopher’s Life
SAT FEB 2 | San Francisco
Healing & Release Ceremony
SUN FEB 3 | Berkeley
In a wonderful display of unconditional support and an outpouring of love, many of us have come together to organize a memorial weekend that will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Christopher Lee. On Saturday, February 2nd, we will hold a celebratory gathering at El Rio. This will be followed by a Healing & Release Ceremony on Sunday, February 3rd at the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley.
Please join us for this memorial weekend as we honor, celebrate and send Christopher off in a loving and powerful way.read more
CALL FOR PERFORMERS: Can you belt a tune? Dance on your toes? Walk on water? If you are a poet, magician, comedian, dancer, or an artist, we want YOU! The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all shapes, sizes, and ages to perform at our annual Spring banquet on April 20th, 2013 in Oakland. Every year, we have over 300 community members attend, including those of family, children, lovers, and friends. It is a great time to come together to enjoy each others company as well as our talented members of the community. Priority will be given to queer women and transgender folks, but all are welcome to submit. Groups and youth are encouraged to participate as well! Please fill out this form online by January 15th. The committee will make our selection by January 31st. Note that all performers must submit an additional video/visual sample to . Thank you!...read more