Elixir, Fri 8/22

This is our second joint happy hour with the Gay International Happy Hour Meetup.com group. We are expecting more than 80 people to come so should be a great event to meet new people!

Casual rooftop happy hour for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian-Pacific Islander Men in the NYC Area.

2-for-1 Drinks until 9pm!

Friday, August 22, 6pm – 9pm (space reserved until 11pm)
Boxers HK, Rooftop Front Terrace
742 9th Ave by 50th St
Facebook Event

Draw the Circle

Deen

[Message from Deen]
“Draw the Circle” is the hilarious and moving story of how a conservative Muslim family deals with a child who defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter – and one woman’s commitment to unconditional love. Told entirely from the point of view of family and friends, yet performed by Deen himself, the show compassionately brings to life the often-ignored struggle experienced by a transgender individual’s family.

Wednesday, September 17, 7:30pm
Draw the Circle
Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
$20 tickets, GAPIMNY friends enter this code for $15 Tickets: DEEN15
Tickets

Photography Project

[Message from Ka-Man Tse]
I am a NY based artist and educator working on a photography project making portraits in the LGBTQ API community.  I am looking to make portraits of individuals, couples, and groups.

About myself:  I am Chinese-American lesbian and teach undergraduate photography.   Most recently  I participated in a show organized by the Asian Pride Project, called Our Portraits Our Families, a group photography exhibition featuring portraits and narratives of API LGBTQ individuals and their families.

Contact info: www.tsewhat.com, tsewhat@gmail.com, 917.940.7819, Facebook: Tsewhat Tse.

Elixir with Gay International Happy Hour Meetup!, Fri 8/8

This is our first official joint happy hour with the Gay International Happy Hour Meetup.com group. We are expecting more than 80 people to come so should be a great event to meet new people! Find out more about the meetup group here.

Casual rooftop happy hour for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian-Pacific Islander Men in the NYC Area.

2-for-1 Drinks until 9pm!

Friday, August 8, 6pm – 9pm (space reserved until 11pm)
Boxers HK, Rooftop Front Terrace
742 9th Ave by 50th St
Facebook Event

Join Our New Meetup.com Group!

Meetup

Always been wanting to organize dinners or board game nights with other GAPIMNY folks but had no easy way to reach them? Well, we have created a meetup group so that members can more easily organize their own events and invite others to join! Visit the link below to join the group!

http://www.meetup.com/Gay-Asian-Pacific-Islander-Men-of-New-York-GAPIMNY/

ALP’s Chillin & Grillin, Aug 10

chillingrillinsmall

API Bi Awareness Workshop: Volunteer Opportunity

With a bisexual movement growing under the LGBTQ umbrella and bisexual visibility gaining in popular awareness, it’s time for us to talk about what bisexuality means in the Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAPI) American community!

Q-WAVE and SALGA are developing a workshop.  If you are bi or a bi ally and would like to help guide the discussions in this workshop, please email estephanie.hsu@gmail.com for more info.  They are aiming to have the workshop in the coming weekends.

All Students Count Act of 2014

Between July 18th to July 20th, GAPIMNY leaders attended a leadership summit where we met peer organization PrYSM (Providence Youth Student Movement) and seaQuel (Southeast Asian Queers United for Empowerment and Leadership). From the leadership of these organizations, we heard stories that because of many societal injustices that started since the Vietnam war, there are many Southeast Asian Americans whom endure many hardships that limit their economic opportunities. Such challenges can impact Southeast Asian queer youth’s ability to do well in school, but because current practices in collecting data aggregate together East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian statistics, there is no way to be able to determine this in the data.

It is a disservice to all of us to lump all Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences together, which is why GAPIMNY supports California Congressman Honda on The All Students Count Act. This bill disaggregates K-12 education data. The bill would require data on K-12 State Report Cards to disaggregate AAPIs into Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Other Asian, Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, and Other Pacific Islander. For more information, please check this fact sheet provided by the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC): here.

Elixir, Fri 7/25

Casual rooftop happy hour for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian-Pacific Islander Men in the NYC Area.

2-for-1 Drinks until 9pm!

Friday, July 25, 6pm – 8pm
Boxers HK, Rooftop Middle Terrace
742 9th Ave by 50th St

DowneTime Summer BBQ

DowneTime is a confidential support and discussion group for queer, questioning, and transgender self-identified males in their teens and twenties who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander.

After the month of Pride, Downetime will be hosting a barbeque at the beautiful Lighthouse Park for folks to meet outdoors with great food and company. We will provide some BBQ ingredients (i.e. meat and veggies) but we hope everyone can bring something to share. Here are some suggestions: non-alcoholic drinks, BBQ ingredients, desserts, snacks, games, etc.

Saturday, July 26,  4:30pm
BBQ stove area at Lighthouse Park at the northern tip of Roosevelt Island
Take the F train to Roosevelt Island, then walk or take the red bus or Q102 to Bird S Coler Rdy/Hospital stop

The date of event may change if weather does not permit. If that happens, we will be notify everyone through Facebook and email two days before the event date.

Please RSVP and let us know of any dietary restrictions and receive event updates, email: downetime@gapimny.org