#nqapia2018

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Throwback to the #NQAPIA2018 Barbers. We did such a great job at the NQAPIA Pop Up Barbershop this year, that I'm sure the infrastructure can be used again at other conferences!!!

#tbt #throwbackThursday
@gapa_org @gapafoundation @gapasf being honored with the @nqapia catalyst award for our legacy and continued advocacy work for our community!!! With these great leaders and activists in our community! <3

#gay #asian #lesbian #bi #bisexual #transgender #queer #lgbt #lgbtq #community #national #pacific #islander #alliance #nqapia #conference #sf #sanfrancisco #empowerment #unity #celebration #gapa #inspiration #api #nqapia2018 #freedom #rainbow #equality

#TBT (throwback Tuesday?) (taking back Tuesday?) Good ol’ gaytimes back at our unofficial NQAPIA party. We got big thangs for the upcoming Oakland Pride weekend! Brace yourselves.....
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Tag ya friends! Tag ya lovers! Tag ya Hunnies! And remember, #stayspicy 🍯🌶
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#NQAPIA2018 #nqapiaafterparty #elrio #sanfrancisco #oaklandpride 📸: @daddy.queen

#TBT (throwback Tuesday?) (taking back Tuesday?) Good ol’ gaytimes back at our unofficial NQAPIA party. We got big thangs for the upcoming Oakland Pride weekend! Brace yourselves.....
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Tag ya friends! Tag ya lovers! Tag ya Hunnies! And remember, #stayspicy 🍯🌶
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#NQAPIA2018 #nqapiaafterparty #elrio #sanfrancisco #oaklandpride 📸: @daddy.queen

#fbf to the #nqapia2018 conference!

1) In the past, I felt deeply insecure about what I looked like and never liked my own appearance as an Asian gay man, so seeing these conference pictures and having my first reaction be, “Omg, I’m so cute” is a huge milestone

2) This conference has had a slow but dramatic impact on my psyche. I think it was the first time I was confronted (yes confronted) with an entire community of people who shared almost all aspects of my own identity, and humanizing people like myself is a powerful experience. It was a beautiful thing to share space with people doing the work as queer & trans Asians & Pacific Islanders. I had a lot of moments of pure awe and deep love, warmth. I got to see people considered elders in our movement speak to their experiences. I didn’t have to discard any part of me to be there. There were so many people who, in their fashion, the way they spoke and occupied space, held themselves with grace. But the conference was also powerful in ways that made me incredibly uncomfortable. Because I had never belonged to a community like this as big as it was (over 700 people at the conference), sometimes I felt so alien to the experience that I caught myself asking, “Do I really belong here?” Where I expected to feel only empowerment and belonging, I was also met with feelings of being lost, building emotional walls, seeing people who looked like my blood family but who were queer, and dealing with the fact that I’ve been walling my blood family off from my heart in ways I wasn’t conscious of. Though I have come very far, it’s still evident that I got issues lol, but things that I’ll never be able to explore if we don’t have a QTAPI community down here.

So happy to have had the opportunity to reconnect with Sparks. #NQAPIA2018 really was about #growinghome after all. 💛

V happy my trip to SF gave me the opportunity to make connections with new people, strengthen friendships with old ones, catch up with family, and drink boba like every day.
#nqapia2018

I love ascending lines that wrap around the head (wrapped surgical line). Faded sides and back, long top. Kept the top nice and green/blue/purple.
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#hair #haircut #haircuts #hairstyle #hairstyles #freshfade #fade #gendereuphoria #barber #hotelhaircuts #popupbarbershop #lgbtq #qtapi #qtpoc #queervisibility #queer #trans #nonbinarybarber #nonbinary

Favorite hair model from #NQAPIA18 #nqapia2018 #barbershop cut by @k_trvn. spamming these photos a lil...
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#qtapi #hair #softboiahoy

We had a great time last week at #NQAPIA2018 connecting with other #qtapi groups from around the nation (and a few Florida friends) as well as learning more about grassroots organizing. We’re excited to bring everything we’ve gained back to the #Orlando community!

These chanh chuas ready to perform for #NQAPIA18 Community Catalyst Awards Banquet #nqapia2018 #qtapi #qtviet #innoviệt #lgbtq #asian #nqapiagreen

10 course meal and you’re one of them 🍆

#FBF #FlashbackFriday
I would like to Thank Gay Asian Pacific Alliance @gapa_org for giving me this opportunity to attend to my first @Nqapia (National Queer API Alliance) Conference 2018! It was absolutely unforgettable! Never in my wildest dreams I would ever imagine to be surrounded by so many people like myself… queer and Asian. We have laughed, socialized, listened, sang, cried, learned, celebrated, partied, worked together… as a community. It was magical!
There were so many amazing moments at the conference, but for me the most memorable moment had to be when the parents of our brothers and sisters have spoken out loud about their truth... How they have disappointed us by not standing up for us when we needed them the most, how they have given up on us because of their beliefs and religions, how sorry they were for not loving us for who we are because of their fear of not fitting in, how they were so proud of us that we did not give up and decided to live on, even when the whole world was against us… …When I heard that moving speech I broke down and couldn’t stop crying!!! Being gay is hard enough. Being gay and Asian is another level of struggle. Hearing that from the perspective of the parents was so validating and it felt like my own family were speaking through them. That experience gave me hope and compassion towards my own family. Because they too are on their journey. I pray that someday the time will come when my mom will stand up among other brave and courageous parents, in front of an audience full of the LGBTQ API children of the next generation, that needs to hear this powerful message of love.

I’m so honored to be a part of GAPA… words cannot describe my gratitude.
THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS for being honored with the NQAPIA catalyst award for our legacy and continued advocacy work for our community!!! <3

#gay #asian #lesbian #bi #bisexual #transgender #queer #lgbt #lgbtq #community #national #pacific #islander #alliance #nqapia #conference #sf #sanfrancisco #empower #inspiring #celebration #gapa #awareness #api #nqapia2018 #freedom #rainbow #equality

🌺 on my last day in cali, i shared/left my birthday flowers with nia wilson at the macarthur station and prayed for her and her family at the vigils. unfortunately I never got a definite info resource as to where I could donate money to her family. im aware there's a gofundme online being passed around but I've heard there are people making multiple fake GoFundMe's for the wilson family :^(((
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I hope to continue looking into how I and others from midwest can help financially and for her family's healing/recovery. .
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if there's other poc in wisconsin that would be interested in writing letters or drawing art for Nia Wilson's vigil, I would be more than willing to send it along with my future letters/art work that will be dropped off by my partner in Cali who takes the BART frequently. 🌺
#niawilson #sayhername #blackwomendeservebetter #BLM #NQAPIA2018

#tbt to last weekend at the transformative, soul replenishing #NQAPIA2018 national conference, Growing Home. What a privilege to connect with so many inspiring queer and trans API folx. So great seeing old friends and making new ones! ❤️ #year30

SF with those views 💕 photo taken by @r0sitaisabel #latepost #nqapia2018

This kitten had the most refreshingly delicious weekend at nqapia. Being surrounded by 700 asian queers isn't a feeling I'll soon forget. It was challenging, heartfelt and most of all grounding. Huzzah! I summon to myself many more experiences like this! #comeunity #nqapia #nqapia2018 #queerasianfemme #queerasianlove #queerasian #taihao #feichanghao

Thank you to Liv, So-Yung, and Tori for sharing their stories as queer API adoptees 🌈💖 #nqapia2018 #interracial #adoption #growinghome #doodle

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