APIQWTC would like to invite you to celebrate the lunar new year at our 26th Anniversary Spring Banquet on April 20th. Come see old friends and make new ones. The food and performances are going to be fabulous!!! Location: Legendary Palace restaurant in Oakland’s Chinatown. 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Make your reservation today!read more
Friday, 4/12 from 6:30-8:30 in Berkeley
Meet new friends!
Eat yummy snacks and appetizers at Au Coquelet!
Hear about exciting upcoming APIQWTC events like the Spring Banquet & Hendy Woods Camping Trip
Wanna make me blush? Want other people to make you blush? Well here’s your chance. APIQWTC’s 2nd FRIDAYS, API EQUALITY -NC, and NQAPIA are coming together for our first open mic collaboration!!!! All audiences are welcomed. If you would like to perform, please send your NAME and PERFORMANCE piece to Betty Cao, *protected email* LOCATION: 17 Walter U Lum Place San Francisco, CA 94108 [map] (ADA ACCESSIBLE) DATE & TIME: Friday, 3/8 from 6-8pm! Free admission! —- about us —– APIQWTC seeks to build an infrastructure to bring local API queer groups together to socialize, organize, politicize, and promote pride and visibility of API queer women and transgender people in the queer API communities, here and abroad API Equality – Northern California works at the intersection of the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) communities to empower community members, advance civil rights policies and protections, and promote respect and understanding for cultural and community diversity. The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias. NQAPIA is a project of the Tides Center. www.apiqwtc.org www.facebook.com/apiqwtc (708) API-QWTC *protected...read more
WHEN?….12-2pm Feel free to bring a lunch or snacks. Doggie treats will be provided! WHERE?…….Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is part of East Bay Regional Park District, located just past the Costco in Richmond, that permits off-leash activity. * MEET at MUDPUPPY’S TUB & SCRUB which is next to the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline parking lot. 1 Isabel Street, Richmond, CA 94530 If you are running late call or text us and we’ll tell you where in the park we’ve settled. The Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is ADA-accessible (paved and dirt paths, restrooms). You can find out more information about Point Isabel, including directions, at: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/pt_isabel WHO?.………We welcome all members and friends of APIQWTC who are dog owners or dog lovers. Even if you dont own a dog, please come and hang out! (and do your Costco shopping afterwards.) WHY???…….Because the puppies of queer APIs need some exercise and social time too! If you want more info email us at *protected email*. Call or text Joyce Y. at 510-684-0306 on the day of if you can’t find us. Note: This event will be held in a large outdoor area. APIQWTC welcomes your participation but cannot be responsible for any loss or injury incurred by participants or their pets, nor can we provide supervision. Please see the link above for information on Point...read more
Our next Meetup is tomorrow 2/8, from 6-8 pm, at the venerable old-school Muddy Waters in San Francisco, just one block from 16th St. BART! See you there! We’ll take over the back area of the cafe! If the cafe gets too full, and we have to change location at the last-minute, call Joanne for the new location at (510) 495-0996 for the newest update! Muddy Waters, 521 Valencia (betw. 16th & 17th Sts), San Francisco, 94110 Phone (415) 863-8006 **note, this is a cash-only place** ADA-accessible. Do you want to find out about upcoming APIQWTC events, learn how to get involved, or just hang out with old and new friends? APIQWTC’s monthly meet ups are held around the Bay, every second Friday of the month. It is an opportunity to just hang out and chat with other members of our queer women and transgender API community. We are friendly! View Larger...read more
APIQWTC is co-sponsoring… RISE BEYOND BORDERS at EL RIO! Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 Where: El Rio 3158 Mission St. SF 94110 (415) 282-3325 When: 6pm – 2am What: Rise Beyond Borders: The Official V-Day Flash Mob After Party in San Francisco. $3-$20 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit onebillionrising.org. *protected email* for more information. URL: http://www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/wrq7 This V-Day, unite with One Billion Women all over the world to Strike, Dance and Rise against Gender Violence!!! RISE BEYOND BORDERS is a coalition of political organizations and activists mobilizing for women’s rights. Did you know one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime? That adds up to more than one billion women worldwide. One billion women dancing would be a revolution. Join the revolution! Join onebillionrising.org!!! Photography by Vashelle Andre, and a photo booth with paper, art supplies, and Vagina Costumes to wear when you tell the world: “Why I’m RISING!” MC Gina Gold of The Gina Gold Show Performances by Kaylah Marin, #3 on Billboard Dance Charts Vixen Noir’s Unofficial Premiere Performance of her Debut Single, “Dangerous” w/Kailove! Isis Starr, Goddess of Vintage Burlesque Musical performance by The Voodoo Cabaret Wataya Kyd Roberson “Who is Who in Poetry” 2012 Spoken word by Magick “Activist at Large” DJ Darren Afrika, The Reverend DJ, DJ Ian Walker, DJ Willow with Adina the Flute Player and more!!! Sponsored by: El Rio, One Billion Rising SF, Code Pink, NOW SF, Global exchange, NCLRight, APIQWTC, QWOCMAP, Fabulosa, Mango, and...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
Deadline for submissions: January 18, 2013 Submit your Year of the Snake Mug Design for the upcoming APIQWTC Lunar Banquet. Imagine, your mug could touch the lips of hundreds of API queers! Send us your mug design (or sample graphic design work). For design specs and other contest details, please contact *protected email*. Final design will be selected my the Banquet...read more
This event is sold-out! Thanks everyone!
Friday 1/6/12 – Sunday 1/8/12 (two nights)
Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe
APIQWTC and Omusubi are going to South Lake Tahoe On Jan 6-8, 2012!
Love Tahoe long-time? First-timer? Either way, find your magical winterland fun with us — whether it’s skiing, boarding, photo-taking, snowshoeing, snowperson-building, or “cabineering” (cozy-cabin-relaxing, cooking, eating, games-playing)!
Don’t miss out on this special weekend! APIQWTC is co-organizing this trip with Omusubi (our fellow organization for queer and trans women of Japanese descent).There is room for 20 people at our reserved mega-cabin, the marvelous Richardson House at historic Camp Richardson. We expect these spaces to fill quickly. RSVP with deposit must be received by the event organizer by December 14 firm.read more
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Meet more API-cuties?
Make a difference in the community?
We’ve heard some of you and have programmed some events since the last meetup. Come find out more at our next ‘Your Two Cents’ Meetup. Let’s hear more of your ideas! Learn about plans for our 25th Annual Banquet! Learn about a new internship opportunity! Find out how to get involved!
APIQWTC ‘Your Two Cents’ Meetup #2
3 – 5pm, Saturday, Feb 4 2012
Rides from Macarthur BART, Lake Merritt BART, and nearby AC Transit provided on request (email or call (708) API-QWTC by Feb 3 if you need to schedule a ride)read more