Q&A (Queer and Asian) @ SJSU

Queer and Asian at San Jose State University (Q&A SJSU) is a non-profit student organization that welcomes students of all: ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexes, sizes, species, sexual orientations, religions, classes and handicapableness (etc) to the general meetings and events that have interest in Q&A culture and lifestyle.
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Calpernia Addams on The Evolving Politics of Trans Portrayals in the Media

April 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Pacifica Room, Student Union

Renowned actress, musician, author and activist, Calpernia Addams will speak on the evolving politics of trans portrayals in media, including her most recent work with Jared Leto in the movie Dallas Buyers club. 

Her talk will address the lateral friction generated amongst different generations of trans activism over these issues.

Calpernia Addams Bio

Calpernia Addams is an actress, musician, author and activist, also known for her work in and for the transsexual community through Deep Stealth Productions. Deep Stealth produces entertainment and educational material promoting understanding and growth centering on the trans community. Recently she performed alongside Jane Fonda in the 10th anniversary production of “The Vagina Monologues” at the New Orleans Super Dome to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Calpernia starred in MTV/Logo’s “Transamerican Love Story“, a show examining dating and romance for trans people. Her memoir, Mark 947, details her Southern childhood and service as a field medical combat specialist with the Navy and Marines in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War. 

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The Safe Zone Project

An Evergreen Valley High School play about the impact of substance abuse on LGBTQ youth and more

Wednesday, April 16th at 7PM
Thursday, April 17th at 3:30PM & 7PM
Evergreen Valley High School Theater

RSVP at tinyurl.com/safezoneproject

Twitter: @HealthRight360

Facebook: on.fb.me/1h7RAxa

In collaboration with Asian American Recovery Services - a program of HealthRight 360 and Evergreen Valley High School Theater Department, The Safe Zone Project is made possible with the grant funds from Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol & Drug Services Prevention Division. For more info, contact UyenMy Yamamoto or Razelle Buenavista | (408) 271 - 3900 | uyamamoto@healthright360.org.

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Come to SJSU LGBT Resource Center’s Event:

THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 
7:00pm - 8:30pm
@ Student Union, Ohlone Room

How is Gender is Portrayed in Animation?

Meet Kirsten Yamaguchi, a professional character animator. Kirsten has animated for a wide range of animated features, including:
Life of Pi
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Mr. Poppers Penguins

Kirsten is currently teaching Animation and Editing at The Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley.

Check out Kirsten’s professional work at: kirstdraw.com.

EVERYONE CAN ATTEND! AND IT’S FREE!

THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 
7:00pm - 8:30pm
@ Student Union, Ohlone Room

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
San Jose State University
Modular B
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0161
(P) 408.924.6158
http://www.sjsu.edu/lgbtrc

Gigi Chao: ‘Love shall prevail.’ The interview where Chao talks about being Lesbian. 

Watch: The first gay rights PSA released in China

Filmmaker Quentin Lee has released China’s first-ever pro-LGBT PSA on QueerComrades.com with the help of a volunteer cast and crew. The PSA has been made to stream on mobile devices and was produced with the help of Xiaogang Wei, the founder of China’s first AIDS walk.

The PSA, created in a short fictional format, follows a gay man and a lesbian who decide to marry one another to appease the woman’s conservative parents.

The orchestration of fake marriages as a way to escape societal pressure is a story all-too-common within China’s LGBT community.

(Source: Shanghaiist.com)

It feels good to be welcomed into your own community. Beautiful. Good Job Westminster, CA!