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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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.

SAVE THE DATE: Tues, Jan 29th from 6-7:30pm LGBTQRC in Mod B The first unofficial meeting, is a Welcome “Back” meeting to Q&A SJSU. 

Please come join us! 

Photographing The Loving Gays of Vietnam

Maika Elan’s The Pink Choice photo series 

Even though many people seem to be open about homosexuality, it turned out to be untrue when I showed people photos of homosexual couples in intimate moments. Most of them found the photos disgusting and unacceptable. This reaction was a source of inspiration to me. My goal was to make photos about homosexuals that incite feelings of romantic love that is natural and beautiful. I chose to capture casual daily activities of the couples that can be familiar to anyone. By doing so, I hope to make the audience become interested, then gradually empathize with homosexual people.

Many projects/artworks on homosexuality in Vietnam tend to focus on either deviances (especially in movies, with images of homosexuals portrayed in ridiculous clothing and make-up, mincing, shrewish or rude manners…) or symbolic images. In photography, homosexuals are not presented as themselves in pictures. And if they are, they’re usually photographed from behind or with masks on. These all foster weird and absurd images of homosexuals rather then present more understanding perspectives. In turn, homosexuals become even more intimidated and isolated.

The Pink Choice has a different approach as it seeks out personal stories using direct language: documentary photography to capture real moments and real people.

(Sources: InvisiblePhotographer.Asia, Vice.com)

Hello friends! Today, we will be having Bowling with the Queers from 4:30 to 7pm at the bottom floor of SJSU Student Union with Queers Thoughtfully Interrupting Prejudice, El Pais, and TransTalk!
Bring money, socks, and your wonderful personalities. Also, later in the night at 7:30pm at the LGBTRC (MOD B) our regular meeting space we will be having movie night. The movie will be SAVING FACE! Yay! See you all there!

Toodles!

Hello friends! Today, we will be having Bowling with the Queers from 4:30 to 7pm at the bottom floor of SJSU Student Union with Queers Thoughtfully Interrupting Prejudice, El Pais, and TransTalk!

Bring money, socks, and your wonderful personalities. Also, later in the night at 7:30pm at the LGBTRC (MOD B) our regular meeting space we will be having movie night. The movie will be SAVING FACE! Yay! See you all there!

Toodles!

We had a wonderful Halloween at Q&A’s Halloween Social Meeting!

Come to today’s Queer Asians Getting Political, learn about legislation and politics that affect the Queer Asian community!
Guest speakers from API Equality Northern California, and APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Transgender Community) will be also be in attendance.

Remember, it is fine if you come late or leave early, the community just wants to see your smiling faces!
We meet 4:30-6pm on Thursdays in Mod B (LGBTRC). :)

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The traditional term for homosexuality in China is “the passion of the cut sleeve boys” (断袖之癖), so named from the story of Emperor Ai of Han (27 BCE - 1 BCE) and Dong Xian (23 BCE - 1 BCE). As the story goes, Emperor Ai fell in love with a minor official named Dong Xian. Dong Xian quickly gained the Emperor’s favor. One afternoon as they slept in bed, Emperor Ai woke up. Rather than wake his lover, he cut the sleeves of his robe to let his lover sleep longer. Homosexuality was regarded as a normal affair up until the late Qing dynasty when the government attempted to westernize the country.

Man, fuck the West.

Oh how romantic. 

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INTRO TO QUEER ASIAN INTERSECTIONALITY
Queer & Asian meeting! :D  

Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 4:30-6:00pm

What does your queer Asian identity mean to you?

What does it mean to be queer?

What does it mean to be Asian?

How is being queer and Asian different from being [queer and non-Asian] or [Asian and non-queer]?

And just what is intersectionality, while we’re at it? Join us in our discussion!

FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/282138085219282/

API Equality-LA is inviting you to share your unique experiences and stories with us!

Across the country, queer Asian and Pacific Islander [youth] face the unique challenge of navigating multiple, complex identities. However, because there are no readily available platforms, their stories are not known, recognized, or acknowledged. We want to counteract this lack of representation by creating a medium through which people can safely share their experiences.

The most efficient way to achieve this is to collect stories from individuals who hail from diverse regions across the nation. The profiles/blogs created from these stories can then be used to share the various facets of intersecting identities and experiences with our allies and members through our website. These intersections may include, but are not limited to, any combination of API, gender, sexual identities, class, religion, and immigration status. For example, the intersections of being Asian Pacific Islander American, religious, and transgender; or being Asian Pacific Islander American, undocumented, and queer; the list goes on.

Though the majority of work that API Equality-LA does is Los Angeles based, it’s important that we recognize and put a face to these issues. This is why we chose our website as our main platform; although in-person panels are effective, the Internet would be the best way to make these stories easily accessible to not only inform, but also move and inspire people across the nation and around the world.

So API Equality-LA is inviting you to share your unique experiences and stories with us. You can tell your story in any way you feel best, whether through poetry, a short story, artwork, video, music or whatever you choose. We want you to have creative freedom.

If you are interested in contributing or if you have any other questions please e-mail us at hertz.intern@apiequalityla.org or shelly.intern@apiequalityla.org for guidelines and more details.