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San Francisco


Michael Nguyen on The Michelle Meow Show

Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.

Our in-studio guest this week: Michael T. Nguyen, board chair of GAPA

Michael Nguyen is the chair of GAPA (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance), an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that, for more than 30 years, has provided safe spaces "that celebrate our families and has inspired our community to become advocates in civil society." GAPA continues to build on its legacy of social, cultural and political advocacy and community building by furthering the interests of the LGBTQ+ API community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Nguyen also recently joined the board of Livable City, a nonprofit dedicated to improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies to make San Francisco a safer, healthier and more accessible city.

As a patent lawyer, Michael helps tech companies, large and small, protect their computer and software-based inventions. Michael’s drag persona, Juicy Liu, Miss GAPA 2016, currently hosts #JuicyThots, a Queers of Color showcase on the 4th Thursdays of every month at the Lookout in the Castro. Michael has personally raised more than $55,000 for various nonprofit and charitable organizations, including the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), GAPA, GAPA Foundation, Livable City, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

(Please note: Our originally scheduled guest for today, Jane Kim, has had to reschedule to February 14.)

See more upcoming Michelle Meow Shows at The Commonwealth Club here.

January 24, 2019

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Michelle Meow
Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow
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John Zipperer
Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host

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