Stimulus Plunge: The LGBTQ Community Pool Party and Official QFest Afterparty

Wanna support hotpot! and cool off from the heat while doing it? Join us on July 19th from 9:00pm-2:00am at the Stimulus Plunge event. Get your advance ticket using this link made specially for hotpot!

Event details from Stimulus:
It’s finally here! Philly’s LGBTQ community is taking over North Shore Beach Club for the hottest, wildest, wettest party you will experience this summer: PLUNGE!!!

PLUNGE is this summer’s ultimate nightlife experience:
• 1,500 Square Foot, GORGEOUS SWIMMING POOL filled with beautiful LGBTQ folks!
• Balinese Lounge Chairs, Over-Sized Day Beds & Portable Sun Umbrellas
• Complimentary Plush Towel Service
• Fabulous Hammocks
• Ping Pong Tables, Baggo & Other Games
• Air-Conditioned Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms Complete With Showers & Bathrooms
• Cozy Fire-Pit Lounge
• Complimentary Wi-Fi Coverage
• Poolside Food & Beverage Service

All of this and cover is ONLY $10 ALL NIGHT!!!

*PLUNGE is also the Official after party for QFEST! So check out the films and then check out the pool!



queer beach day!

queer beach day facebook event

hey folks! hotpot! is having our 2nd annual beach day for queer and trans api plus our friends, family, and allies. what this means is we’re gonna get together at the beach on Saturday, August 10 at Margate Beach from 12pm till whenever. We’re gonna carve out a little niche on the beach.

for more info click the “queer beach day” link at the beginning of the post to visit the facebook event page and join the event if you plan on coming so we have a headcount. if you have any questions regarding food, transportation, directions, who you can bring etc. please email us at

looking forward to seeing you there!!

Visibility Project: share your story —sign up here

Visibility Project Comes to Philly

A national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.


Sunday, June 23, 2013


William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107


This project is open to Queer Asian American Women, Gender non-conforming, and Trans people only. If you are a gay/bi asian american cis male, or queer person of non Asian/Asian American descent, please let me know asap. You can support us by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word.


Each session takes about 60 minutes. It begins with mellow interview questions like: Where were you born? How old are you? What’s your ethnicity? Why did you choose to participate? The second part still photography.


All media will be posted on the Visibility Project website, facebook, and Vimeo page, with other potential future uses such as media releases, articles, lectures, exhibitions, book, etc.


Participants will receive 3-5 images via email and can use them for their facebook pages, bio images, promotion, etc. HOWEVER, the photographer & project must receive photo credit, and commercial/publication use must receive pre-approval in writing. We also super appreciate links to our website and facebook pages.

Eventbrite - Visibility Project  //  Philadelphia, PA
We work on a first come first serve basis, if you can’t make your session please let us know asap so other folks can participate!

For more information check out

happy pride!!

Hi folks!

Happy pride weekend! As you may know, later today is the pride parade. If you are planning on joining us we are going to meet at 12th and walnut at 11am. If you think you’ll be coming later catch us at the parade.

We will have gallons of water, if u can bring ur own water bottle. We will have some cups.  Also you may want to bring sun block  and or umbrella. We will have signs but feel free to bring ur own if u have one.


Hope to see u there!


help hotpot! raise $650 to support API Queer and Trans Activists in need of ADA accessible housing at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

supporting our Trans family and friends!!!

supporting our Trans family and friends!!!

Friends and Allies,
hotpot! values diversity, sustainability, and listening to all voices in our community. Every year, we are thrilled to actively participate in the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.
This year Van will speak on the API trans/GNC Voices panel on Sat. June 15 with 5 other people. The fabulous Kay ( will moderate and stellar Emi Koyama (of  will speak. They are traveling from New York City and Portland, Oregon. Let’s welcome them to Philly with love.
Show your hospitality by offsetting their cost of ADA accessible housing (which is otherwise cost prohibitive but absolutely necessary). Your donation will go directly to lodging for disabled/crip tpoc apia panelist/moderators and their care support (which include their service animal companions & care partners). We believe that it is our communal responsibility to raise these funds, join us.
Every donation counts from $200 to $5. Click here to donate!!!
Will you support our efforts and donate?
Alison, Laurent and the hotpot! steering committee