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26th of February 2019 08:35 PM Link
SAVE THE DATE!
APIQWTC’s 32nd Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Banquet

Evening of Saturday
April 20, 2019

http://www.apiqwtc.org/save-the-date-apiqwtcs-32nd-year-of-the-pig-lunar-new-year-banquet/
21st of February 2019 08:07 PM Link
Hello Community!

The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year Banquet to be held on April 20, 2019.

More info: http://www.apiqwtc.org/seeking-performers-for-apiqwtcs-32nd-lunar-new-year-banquet/
18th of February 2019 06:59 PM Link
Calling all illustrators, designers, artists! APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 32nd Lunar New Year Banquet mug, which will be given to all people attending the event! (Must be Submitted by 3/1/19)

http://www.apiqwtc.org/meowww-mug-art-commission-2019-apiqwtc-lunar-new-year-banquet/
2nd of November 2018 01:53 AM Link
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ❤️ Please Share! ❤️
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: February 10, 2019
http://www.apiqwtc.org/resources/apiqwtc-scholarship/
The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer Asian and Pacific Islander women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $2500 each to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.
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19th of July 2018 03:21 PM Link
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27th of March 2018 02:10 AM Link
Come volunteer at our banquet on April 21st, and help make this banquet become a historic event!

Please contact Anna Lei at with subject “API Banquet”.

#ffs-tabbed-19" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.apiqwtc.org/2018-year-of-the-dog-lunar-new-year-banquet #ffs-tabbed-19
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22nd of March 2018 09:34 PM Link
I don't think we posted this earlier - applications due next Friday March 30
21st of March 2018 12:16 AM Link
Announcing this Year’s APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet Entertainers! Emcee: Michelle Meow
Performers: Chu on dis, Anjali Rimi, kapwa the band,INNOVIỆT

Want to come to the banquet on Saturday, 4/21/18 in Oakland?
Get your tickets & event info here: http://bit.ly/2G1oT8w
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16th of March 2018 08:23 PM Link
Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW. ❤️ Please Share! ❤️
Come join us at this year's banquet and celebrate 2018 with us!
http://www.apiqwtc.org/2018-year-of-the-dog-lunar-new-year-banquet/
2nd of March 2018 05:46 PM Link
Design this Year’s Banquet Mug! ❤️ Please Share! ❤️

Calling all illustrators, designers, artists! APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 31st Lunar New Year Banquet mug, which will be given to all 250+ people attending the event!

More information:
http://www.apiqwtc.org/design-this-years-banquet-mug-2018/
19th of February 2018 02:43 AM Link
Congratulations to Cecilia Chung, Our 2018 Phoenix Award Honoree!

http://www.apiqwtc.org/banquet/phoenix-award-honorees/
16th of February 2018 07:23 PM Link
Calling all community members and pet lovers! You can support APIQWTC by placing an ad in our banquet program! We are now accepting Program Ad and Pet Pages submissions.

In addition to reaching out to approximately 250 banquet guests, a portion of your ad proceeds will go towards funding APIQWTC scholarships and will help support us pay for banquet expenses.

For a copy of the registration forms, please contact
The complete Pet Pages Registration form can be emailed back to Mary.

For the Program Ad Registration Form, please email digital ad art to Mary at , with "APIQWTC Ad" in the subject header.
Artwork and check must be RECEIVED by Friday, MARCH 30th 2018.

**Checks must be RECEIVED (not postmarked, received) by Friday, MARCH 30th 2018 in order for us to confirm ad placement in the Pets Pages of the event program. This is the printing deadline, no exceptions. Please see mailing address inside forms below.

Please click on links below to download your forms.

Program AD Registration Form: https://goo.gl/VoNj2u Must be received by March 30, 2018

Pet Pages Registration Form: https://goo.gl/qZLbJr Must be received by March 30, 2018
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14th of February 2018 10:50 AM Link
Hey Community! Our 31st banquet will be on 4/21/18 in Oakland! We're looking for community performers! Check out our call for performers at http://www.apiqwtc.org/seeking-performers-for-apiqwtcs-31st-lunar-new-year-banquet/ The deadline has been extended to 2/21/18!
9th of February 2018 09:46 AM Link
Please come celebrate with RED ENVELOPE GIVING CIRCLE as they honor 9 new grantees at the GLBT Museum, 4127 18th Street, SF on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5-7 pm. Food/Refreshment will be served. Event is free of charge ~~

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOjDtr0VDUxid3LJGF-JJBL16BhxUk84TvOrlruXCfeTMLGw/viewform
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2nd of February 2018 10:54 AM Link
Seeking Performers for APIQWTC’s 31st Lunar New Year Banquet!

Hello Community!

The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held on April 21, 2018.

Each year we showcase a variety of performers from within our community to a supportive crowd of hundreds of community members, including families, partners, and allies. Some examples of past performances include: Taiko and Korean drumming groups, singer/songwriters and other musicians, drag, comedy and improv skits, martial arts displays, lion dancing, K-POP and South Asian dancers, etc. We like to mix it up from year to year, so please help us spread the word and please submit your work using the link below.

In addition to individuals performers and group numbers, we are also seeking:
…an extroverted MC, or dynamic duo of presenters, and a skilled audio technician/DJ to run the show’s sound and keep the party popping!

What better way to give back to our remarkable community than to contribute your special skills to our community celebration and annual fundraiser?

Deadline for Submission is February 14, 2018.

Please fill out this form here: https://goo.gl/forms/kBayvCKowrDar0Ok1
Submission guidelines: The form will ask you to provide an internet link to documentation of previous performances (or audio/video files smaller than 300 MB). Please indicate the start/end point for viewing/listing, 2-5 min. max. The banquet is an all-ages event, so please keep in mind that the proposed performance should be family-friendly. Groups and youth performers are especially encouraged. Priority consideration is given to local trans and/or queer API, but all are welcome to submit. If you have any questions about submissions, please e-mail:

We look forward to your submissions and inquiries!
APIQWTC 2018 Banquet Entertainment Committee
1st of February 2018 08:16 PM Link
Any a cappella singers out there looking for a great group of sing with?
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1st of October 2017 02:06 PM Link
APIQWTC is now on Instagram! Check us out: instagram.com/apiqwtc 💌
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15th of June 2017 10:47 AM Link
Taken by Mary Marvelous Luong
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18th of April 2017 08:55 PM Link
Hey All! If you didn't get tickets to the banquet and want to join the after party at Club OMG this Saturday 4/22 you can pre-buy your after party tickets using the discount code "werkit" for $5 entry all night here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/as-if-sf-tickets-28814103760 21 & Over, ADA-Accessible
We'll probably get to Club OMG around 10:30pm. Folks who have tickets to the banquet will get a wristband at the banquet for $5 entry to Club OMG, 43 6th Street, SF, CA 94103
14th of April 2017 01:48 PM Link
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23rd of March 2017 09:16 PM Link
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17th of March 2017 07:51 PM Link
🐓 Calling out all like minded individuals, organizations and businesses. 🐓

APIQWTC's 30'th Annual Lunar New Year Banquet is about a month away.

Another way to support APIQWTC is to place an ad in our banquet program. While reaching out to banquet guests (approx. up to 300 people), a portion of your ad proceeds will be donated to the APIQWTC scholarship or support banquet expenses.

More information (including cost) is included in the registration forms below.

For more info about the Pet Pages Form, please contact Mary @ The complete Pet Pages Registration form can be emailed back to Mary.

For the Program Ad Registration Form, please email digital ad art to Mary at , with "APIQWTC Ad" in the subject header. Artwork and check must be RECEIVED by FRIDAY, MARCH 31st 2017.

**Checks must be RECEIVED (not postmarked, received) by FRIDAY, MARCH 31st 2017 in order for us to confirm ad placement in the Pets Pages of the event program. This is the printing deadline, no exceptions. Please see mailing address inside forms below.

Please click on links below to download your forms.

Program Ad Registration Form
Must be received by March 31, 2017
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ZguyLtljq8UW9tcEVpZVNwM1k
Pet Pages Registration Form
Must be received by March 31, 2017
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ZguyLtljq8UHVDaEkyeVdXQ0JZeHdxR2JIVW9VU29JSjcw
More Info @ apiqwtc.org
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16th of March 2017 01:59 PM Link
9th of March 2017 08:30 PM
Community member Monica Davis shares why the APIQWTC lunar new year banquet is important to her: "It is empowering to see a room full of community members convening to celebrate our thriving. The constant din in the room is so illustrative of the desire to talk, connect, and share love."
2nd of March 2017 03:06 AM Link
Tickets on Sale Now!
Buy your tickets before they sell out!
10th of February 2017 02:59 AM Link
10th of February 2017 02:58 AM Link
2nd of February 2017 12:54 AM Link
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 22, San Francisco
2017 APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet

Ticket Info & Location To Be Announced
(We will sell out, so don't delay once tickets go on sale : )
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25th of January 2017 01:19 AM Link
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017
http://www.apiqwtc.org/resources/apiqwtc-scholarship/
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15th of November 2016 03:56 PM Link
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16th of September 2016 06:18 PM Link
Greetings from the "Big Circle Committee (BCC)" - the folks that make your monthly, quarterly, and annual APIQWTC events possible!
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9th of September 2016 09:08 PM Link
The APIQWTC continent at the Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Game got on the jumbotron!
17th of June 2016 01:05 AM Link
APIQWTC Meetup - Thanks for coming out and join us at Kingdom!Pride! and support SF Trans March! Happy Birthday, Alex! We had a great time!
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17th of May 2016 01:03 PM Link
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10th of May 2016 04:45 PM Link
13th of April 2016 01:24 AM Link
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13th of April 2016 12:22 AM Link
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13th of April 2016 12:15 AM Link
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12th of April 2016 11:59 PM Link
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28th of March 2016 12:11 AM Link
APIQWTC Banquet SOLD OUT!

Dear APIQWTC community,

Thank you for purchasing your tickets to the 2016 APIQWTC Banquet early this year. As a result, we are completely SOLD OUT! Ticket sales are now closed.

As a reminder, here is what we have to look forward to on Saturday 4/16:

Indian Buffet Dinner from Rasoi
Silent Auction
Live Community Performances
Announcement of Student Scholarships
Recognition of Banquet Beneficiary TGI Justice Project
Presentation of the Phoenix Award to an Individual to Kitty Tsui
Presentation of the Phoenix Award to an Organization to the Women of Trikone
Raffle Prize Drawings
Speed Dating
After Party
We are excited to see all your faces in a few weeks!

www.apiqwtc.org/banquet/banquet-information
13th of March 2016 12:57 AM Link
2016-03-11 Monthly Happy Hour - San Francisco
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1st of March 2016 10:58 AM Link
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23rd of February 2016 11:48 AM Link
4th of February 2016 04:54 AM Link
Calling all artists!!! Poster artists, street artists, illustrators, graphic designers, painters, woodblock artists, screen printers, etc. You know who you are!!

APIQWTC is looking to support and recognize a local artist within our community via the first annual Lunar New Year banquet poster! The poster will be sold at the banquet and will also be used to decorate the OACC on day of event! Also, we are looking for artwork for the annual mug (given to every person attending event) as well.

Show your talent! Make multiple submissions, let your artistic friends know!

http://www.apiqwtc.org/mug-and-poster-design-2016/
1st of February 2016 05:20 PM Link
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24th of January 2016 07:00 PM Link
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24th of January 2016 06:54 PM Link
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15th of January 2016 03:08 AM Link
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19th of December 2015 10:02 PM Link
Save The Date! The APIQWTC Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year Banquet will be on:

Date: Evening of 4/16/2016
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), accessible by 12th St City Center BART

http://www.apiqwtc.org/year-of-the-monkey-lunar-new-year-banquet-save-the-date/
19th of December 2015 09:24 PM Link
Perform at APIQWTC's 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet!

http://www.apiqwtc.org/perform-at-apiqwtcs-2016-lunar-new-year-banquet/
18th of December 2015 12:50 PM Link
Hello APIQWTC!

Is your art heart brimming over? Do you have a talent you would like to share? Can you mesmerize with magic? Dazzle with dance? Fascinate with your flow? Do you love delivering fun and positive experiences to an audience?

Perform at APIQWTC's 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet!

The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held on April 16, 2016 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Each year we showcase dynamic performers from the community. Performances have included lion dancing, K-POP dancers, comedians, musicians and taiko drumming. Each year over 220 community members attend, including families, partners, and allies. It's a great time to come together to enjoy each other's company!

This year we are looking for an exciting opening act, energetic emcees and awesome youth and adult performers! If this is you, let us know!

Deadline for Submission is January 9, 2016

*Priority will be given to local trans and/or queer API folks but all are welcome to apply. Groups and youth are especially encouraged!*

Please fill out this form here: http://goo.gl/forms/N3Ypgslc1M Acceptable forms of submission: Internet links of previous performances, or audio/video files smaller than 300 MB)

If you have any questions about submissions, please email Cam at

We look forward to your submissions and inquiries!
APIQWTC Banquet Entertainment Committee

http://www.apiqwtc.org/perform-at-apiqwtcs-2016-lunar-new-year-banquet/
31st of October 2015 02:54 AM Link
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14th of October 2015 05:56 PM Link
It’s that time of year again!

The leaves change their colors, there’s a cool chill in the air and that wool sweater you haven’t worn since last winter gets to stretch its legs!

And just as you get ready to eat a handful of candy corn, you get that inkling of a thought….

Yes! It’s time for APIQWTC Halloween Hold’em game night! The most frightening, spooky and candy-filled events of the year….

So get that wacky costume on (or if your coming as yourself, even wackier!) and join us!

This year we are having games, snacks, pumpkin carving and a showing of the banquet highlight reel! Please feel free to bring games!

Friday, 10/30, 6-8:30pm

Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) building
268 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94610

Closest to 19th Street BART
ADA-accessible

Event is open to all in the API Queer & Trans community and their families, friends and allies

http://www.apiqwtc.org/apiqwtcs-halloween-hold-em-game-night/
27th of July 2015 09:00 AM Link
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27th of July 2015 08:56 AM Link
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22nd of June 2015 02:54 PM Link
20th of May 2015 10:47 AM Link
APIQWTC was recognized as part of the City of Oakland's establishment of API Heritage Month. Yay for queer representation! Thank you to Rebecca Kaplan for choosing to honor APIQWTC.
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18th of March 2015 09:53 AM Link
BAAAAH-RAM-EWE - WE WANT YOU... TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE APIQWTC 2015 LUNAR NEW YEAR BANQUET - YEAR OF THE SHEEP!!!

Every spring, a small, dedicated group puts on APIQWTC's biggest party and fundraiser of the year. Without the help of our awesome Banquet volunteers, APIQWTC would not be able to provide scholarships for the up-and-coming leaders of our community, support other LGBTQ groups in the Bay, host social events and meet-ups, and sponsor like-minded causes that advance our rights and visibility.

By volunteering for just an hour or two during the Banquet, you can help make the Banquet more fabulous and successful.

Do you have time to help out with the entertainment program, silent auction, raffle, registration, etc.? We would love to hear from you and we will work with whatever interests and time you can offer during the event.

Please contact Joanne at joanne at apiqwtc dot org with your availability.
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17th of March 2015 10:40 AM Link
Greetings Talented and Generous APIQWTC Community!

APIQWTC is preparing for our Year of the Sheep/Goat Lunar New Year Banquet, which will take place Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at House of Banquet in San Francisco, Inner Richmond district.

In past years, our banquet SILENT AUCTION and RAFFLE have raised funds for scholarships and causes such as breast cancer and Japan earthquake relief. This year’s funds will support QueeRoc, the AROC Arab queer immigrant-­led committee. QueeRoc aims at providing a space for Arab-­identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals in the Bay Area to meet for the purpose of community building and resource sharing through informal exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as social activities.

We enthusiastically invite you to contribute your talents, skills and resources to our auction and raffle!!

What can I donate, you ask?
SERVICES
SKILLS
ARTWORK
GIFT CERTIFICATES
JEWELRY
HOME ITEMS
CHILDREN/PET GIFTS
and MORE!!
(Donations are tax deductible.)

If you have a potential auction/raffle item or know of any individuals or businesses that might be wiling to donate items, please contact:

Thank you for your support!

With Gratitude,
APIQWTC Banquet 2015
Silent Auction & Raffle Committee
Tracy, Cam, Shirley
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13th of March 2015 07:32 PM Link
Calling All APIQWTC Pets!
Are you a cat, dog, bird, bunny, or other cutie patootie, feeling left out of the Banquet (even if you're a Sheep/Goat)? Here’s your chance to make a splash at the event anyway! Be featured on the APIQWTC Pets Pages in the Banquet Program! For a $25 donation (tax-deductible), you will gain a measure of fame and a lot of “awww”‘s!
More info at:
http://www.apiqwtc.org/apiqwtc-banquet-wants-your-pet/
8th of March 2015 04:30 PM Link
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4th of March 2015 11:57 AM Link
Get your tickets to the APIQWTC Banquet now!
1st of March 2015 07:18 PM Link
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24th of February 2015 10:40 PM Link
sign and support!
21st of November 2014 01:12 PM Link
Amazing film making opportunity for Queer Women of Color! Sign up for QWOCMAP film classes in Richmond:
3rd of November 2014 10:44 PM Link
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23rd of October 2014 08:43 AM Link
Doggie Play Date Point Isabel Oct 2014
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22nd of October 2014 08:47 PM Link
Pooches and humans along the bay -- enjoying great fall weather!
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17th of October 2014 10:24 AM Link
A new post (South Lake Tahoe Trip Jan 2015) has been published on the APIQWTC web site.
9th of October 2014 05:14 AM Link
A new post (2015 Scholarship Applications) has been published on the APIQWTC web site.
7th of October 2014 09:49 PM Link
A new post (Spend a morning making History! Dragon Fruit Project's Wiki Hack, Oct. 19) has been published on the APIQWTC web site.
4th of October 2014 08:50 AM Link
Arf Arf! your dog wants to come to play off-leash at Point Isabel! Saturday 10/18 ... everyone welcome, even if you don't have a dog! http://www.apiqwtc.org/apiqwtc-doggie-play-date/
23rd of September 2014 09:23 PM Link
Spooky good fun around the corner... APIQWTC's Halloween Hold'Em! http://www.apiqwtc.org/halloween-holdem-friday-1031/
21st of September 2014 04:22 PM Link
Check out our very own Grace Kong at the Richmond City Council Meeting speaking out in support of Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles! https://twitter.com/APIENC/status/512070599523696640/photo/1
16th of September 2014 10:02 PM Link
www.audreyluke.com
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15th of September 2014 08:36 PM Link
Great food and company! Thanks for coming and making this event amazing!
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31st of August 2014 07:03 PM Link
8/31/2014 - APIQWTC marched at the first Oakland Pride Parade!
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29th of August 2014 11:26 PM
Oakland Pride's first ever parade is on Sunday! Come march with us at 14th and Clay between 10 - 10:15 a.m. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., so get there on time!