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Queer and Trans People in the AAPI Movement

When people talk about the many attacks on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) people, they usually don’t talk about gay or queer people. These attacks have been going on for a long time, and seemingly nobody pays attention to it.

This special panel will highlight how these attacks are affecting the queer Asian community and how this silent violence is impacting their lives and the lives of their loved ones. It will also remove the veil of shame and secrecy around queerness that is experienced by many in the Asian diaspora.


Thank you to our promotional partner, Openhouse Leadership Council on Queerness, Race, and Privilege.

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The Commonwealth Club thanks Gilead Sciences, Inc. for its generous support of The Michelle Meow Show. 



Thank you to Movable Ink for additional support for today's program.


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Cecilia Chung

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation, Transgender Law Center; Health Commissioner, San Francisco; Founding Producer, Trans March

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Anjali Rimi

President and Co-founder, Parivar Bay Area; Member, Trans Advisory Committee, Office of Transgender Initiatives, San Francisco Mayor's Office

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Morningstar Vancil

Activist; Artist; Co-founder, ForS/mWoC

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-host

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California—Co-host