Queer & 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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These Toms are extremely attractive!



This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Asian American Student Union Conference in Minneapolis. It was, overall, a wonderful conference where I met some very progressive people of color and activists. I was also able to help conduct a successful…

Empower yourselves, find out why misogyny is rampant in the Asian Pacific Islander American community.



It’s not only annoying, but it’s degrading. It’s a fuckin’ racial slur, invented by U.S. soldiers who were stationed in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War and after in World War II, which stood for “fuckin little island people” or…

UC Davis is going to host a Queer Asian Pacific Islander American Retreat on October 19-21 at Lake Tahoe. QAPIAR is a student-initiated and student-led retreat that aims to provide a safe space for individuals that identify as both queer and Asian. This retreat is open to all California students. Please forward this widely to anyone you know that may be interested in this retreat. All information regarding the retreat can be found on their website, www.qapiar2012.org

contact Davis APIQ (apiq.tumblr.com)


“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream. 

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”

Inspirational Women I Love —> Margaret Cho

When I was little, probably 8 or so, I used to tape Margaret Cho on Comedy Central and watch it over and over and over. I wanted to be like her so bad. At the time, I thought it was just the ability to “be funny” but over time, its the realization that Cho is just living her life on her terms, as a survivor, as a badass, and as so much more.

And that is what I want.

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Join our pride parade contingent! Celebrate the 41st San Francisco Pride by marching with A&PI Wellness Center! We will be gathering at 8:30 AM and marching down Market Street starting at 10AM. Joining us are Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, Trikone, Gay Vietnamese Alliance, A&PI Family Pride and more. If you are interested in joining our contingent as either individual or as an organization, please contact Ben Cabangun at ben@apiwellness.org or by calling (415) 292-3400 x 314.

A&PI Parade Contingent, Pride Sunday Gather at 8:30 AM, march at 10 AM

(Source: apiwellness.org)


This year’s theme is “GLOBAL EQUALITY”

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center is proud to present Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT Pride 2012 (Stage, Parade Contingent and Pavilion) and the Trans Pavilion at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 24, 2012 on Polk and Golden Gate Streets, San Francisco.

Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT Pride 2012

A&PI LGBT Pride Stage

Going on its twelfth year of great entertainment and production, the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT Stage will be featuring many amazing Asian & Pacific Islander performing artists and acts for 2012. Dubbed as one of the anticipated stages at SF Pride, the stage has brought big celebrities such as International Pop Star, CoCo Lee, comedian Margaret Cho, American Idol’s Jasmine Trias and International Dance icon, Jocelyn Enriquez! This year’s showcase will be amazingly fabulous and first class!

(Source: apiwellness.org)

Q&A members rapid action folks!

If you are bone marrow donor or would like to be, here’s some information on who you can help atm! Janet Liang is in our hearts!



Please watch and spread this Feb. 2012 update from Janet herself!

We found that Janet’s cancer is more resistant to the chemo than originally thought, so until she is in remission, her doctors cannot go through with a bone marrow transplant at this time. Janet will battle another 3-4 rounds of chemo to kill it off, with each round lasting about a month. We’re now targeting JUNE for the new date for her transplant.

What this means: 

The BAD: Janet’s cancer is resistant and she STILL hasn’t found a match.

The GOOD: We now have more time to find a match! Also, the next rounds of chemo are outpatient, which means she doesn’t have to live in the hospital. 

Please continue to organize marrow drives and spread the word! YOU can be the one to save her life!

For more info, visit HELPINGJANET.com.


Hello 2012!

… Pearl Girls Productions, will be conducting a workshop at The 27th Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference (APAAC) at the University of California, Irvine.

[T]alking about “That’s What She Said” and the journey to create an Asian American Queer web series…

The Movement: Then and Now

Student Center of the University of California, Irvine

Early registration $7 ends January 14th. Registration is $10 thereafter.

January 28, 2012 | Saturday

8:00AM – 6:30 PM

For more information please visit their site : http://apaac.wordpress.com/

– allisantos

Hello Queer & Asian friends, family, and everyone in between and beyond!

If you happen know you will be in the UC Irivine area during January 28th, go to this amazing conference! 
The wonderful folks from the “That’s What She Said” Queer Asian American Webseries, are going to host a workshop, go and learn! I hope they will be teaching others how to make their own webseries. Because that’d make our Queer & Asian more visible, and hopefully a more positive place to come out to. :D