GAPIMNY provides a safe and supportive space for queer and trans Asian Pacific Islanders (QTAPIs) to reach their full potential as leaders. Steering Committee meetings take place once a month and are attended by members who are passionate about creating positive change. In addition, we provide opportunities to attend leadership conferences with other queer and trans people of color organizations around the world.
Elixir Happy Hour
Elixir Happy Hour is a bi-weekly casual happy hour for QTAPIs in the NYC area. We reserve the lower level of Boxers HK for drinks, bonding, and festivities. Come hang-out with fellow GAPIMNY members or meet new ones! Elixir typically happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Check our schedule for more details.
The Gaysian Diaries
The Gaysian Diaries is a series of diary-style entries written by QTAPIs. The objective of The Gaysian Diaries is to create a space for QTAPIs to share and reflect upon their experiences. We hope that these entries will start a dialogue on issues and topics missing from traditional media, online content, and conversations in our personal lives.
General Meetings and Workshops
GAPIMNY hosts general meetings and educational workshops for QTAPIs to openly discuss issues surrounding our values. Topics covered in workshops have included trans allyship, coming-out, and local politics. General Meetings have included “Let’s Talk About Gender, Gender Identity, and Sexuality,” “Gay Bars as Safe Spaces,” and “Deconstructing Japanese Gay Pornography.”
Since its founding, GAPIMNY has organized around a range of political issues, including immigration, racism and homophobia, transgender exclusion, and many others. We continue this tradition by hosting educational events and political actions throughout the year and partnering with organizations that raise the voices of queer and trans people of color, such as National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Audre Lorde Project, and CAAAV.
GAPIMNY raises the visibility of QTAPIs by tackling issues of race in the LGBTQ community and homophobia/transphobia in API communities. We march in the Pride and Lunar New Year parades in Queens and Manhattan and actively partner with organizations that raise visibility of queer and trans API issues.
GAPIMNY organizes a range of members-only activities throughout the year, such as theater outings, hikes, movie screenings, social dinings, and many others. These typically serve as more intimate spaces for QTAPIs to bond and meet new people.