a little late but I did get a few photos to share at the NQAPIA conference this past July. i didn’t get to hang with other hotpot! folks as much as i wanted because i was mainly wearing my NQAPIA hat, but i did catch up with folks in the halls and of course over food.
that said, i was moved by attending my second NQAPIA conference. 3 year ago in Seattle i met an amazing crew of people, many of whom are now close friends and fellow board members. this year what stood out to me was that we had over 350 QAPI people and allies attend events at the White House, at the Artisphere, and all through our conference with such energy, poise, and power!
you can find out more about what’s new with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance at http://www.NQAPIA.org
On October 6th, there will be a rally at Love Park for the Philly Trans* March. This is its second year of existence, and hotpot! was present last year to support their cause. We write to you today to ask you in joining us for this important march for equality. We have quite a few wonderful signs, and the rally is free, so all you need to do is show up and find us! We’ll also be handing out hotpot! flyers so it would be lovely of everyone to help us out with that, too.
Here are the important details:
Saturday, October 6
Love Park at 16th and JFK Blvd.
Find Van or Bay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details.
Wear green in solidarity with hotpot!
Parking tips: Love Park has a garage underneath it with a special weekend rate of $8.50 for the whole day.
Public Transit: Take a trolley or train to Suburban Station and walk a few blocks NW. It shouldn’t be more than a few minutes away.
–hotpot! Steering Committee
From the facebook event page:
Join us October 6, 2012, for Philadelphia’s 2nd Philly Trans* March. The Philly Trans* March is not only a rally and demonstration, but rather a revolutionary movement. Open to people of all gender identities, expressions, and experiences, The Philly Trans* March welcomes everyone to join in this MARCH TOWARDS EQUALITY and protest against the hate, social injustice, and inequality faced by the trans*, gender variant, gender queer and gender non-conforming community.
Issues such as hate violence and the lack of official concern, healthcare policies, trans* media misrepresentation, financial and housing insecurity, police brutality, workplace policies and employment discrimination, and the lack of resources for t/gv/gq/gnc youth are just a few of the concerns being voiced upon in this year’s March.
***This event is accessible for individuals with walking disabilities. A van will be included in the march for those who wish to participate.
***Volunteers/Safety Ambassadors are needed for this event, if interested please emailChristianLovehall@yahoo.com
Queer Beach Day 2012 happened on August 19th and it was amazing. It was so amazing that I didn’t have any time to take pictures. Around 30 folks showed up to beach and play paddle ball. Our friend Hillary’s dad bought us pizza and hoagies. I’m hoping to make this an annual event. Let’s beach together in 2013!
Looking forward to silly groups songs, romantic duets, and overall hotpot! cheer.