Michelle Meow, host and producer of “The Michelle Meow Show,” is your A-Z, covering the LGBT, LMNOP, and everyone in between. She attended San Francisco State University and received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and shortly after, started her career in radio. Michelle’s show can be heard in San Francisco and nationally on the Progressive Voices Network. The local TV show can be seen on KOFY TV, Channel 20/Cable 713 Sunday nights at 930pm. Michelle has also been a co-host of the San Francisco Pride Parade broadcast since 2006. She is currently the President of the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors. She is a self-described LGBT history geek, information sponge, and a lover not a fighter. www.michellemeow.com
Chu on dis
We are a multi-generational trio spread across 3 different decades, brought together by their Japanese roots. Chu is an icon in the LGBT community in Tokyo known for founding the popular “Chestnut & Squirrel” bar in Shibuya, performing original songs on guitar, and inspiring younger LGBT generations to live out their dreams. Ako plays Irish music on her violin, something she engaged in during her study abroad program in Ireland when she was in high school, and she is also known for having served as a core member in the Gaygler community in Japan. Momo, a California girl through-and-through, is increasingly grateful that she was brought up speaking Japanese at home, and enjoys being a jack of all trades but a master of none by playing oboe, saxophone, occasionally tuba, and sometimes singing jazz vocals.
Anjali Rimi is a human that has transcended the intersectional existence of being transgender, immigrant, South Asian and a rape survivor. She strives to be visible in a safe space albeit vulnerable. Anjali requests the world to accept Trans identities as equals and capable individuals of holding jobs, degrees, relationships and a dignified life. Accept, stand and include them.
kapwa the band
kapwa the band met at a UC Berkeley Pilipinx Christian group in 2015. The members share a commitment to finding the connections between their identities around faith, queerness and ethnic identity, and social justice. Drawing inspiration from gospel, soul, and hip hop, they use music as a creative expression to celebrate the fullness of who they are. And, most of all, they have hella fun doing it.
INNOVIỆT is a Queer and Trans Vietnamese acoustic ensemble based in the Bay Area made up of 1.5 – 2nd generation Vietnamese-American mixed-level musicians. A blend of traditional Vietnamese music influenced by Boléro, Bossa Nova, Việt-Latinx sounds and much more! Arranged by Camille Mai. InnoViệt is a play on words for embracing their inner-Việt and their innovation of music.