Tomorrow: December holiday potluck!

Join us tomorrow, Sunday December 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm for the December holiday potluck! This month we will be enjoying sipping on eggnog and enjoying other holiday treats. There is no specific topic to discuss, so folks are free to engage in conversation or maybe participate in our white elephant gift exchange. Email for moreContinue reading “Tomorrow: December holiday potluck!”

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,Continue reading “Stimulus Plunge: The LGBTQ Community Pool Party and Official QFest Afterparty”

Philly! MLK Day 2013: March and Rally for Community LOVE and Power!

hotpot! was invited to speak at and attend AAU’s event on MLK day Jan 21, 2013 “Philly! MLK Day 2013: March and Rally for Community Love and Power!” at LOVE Park, and the workshops held prior at Folk Arts – Cultural Treasures Charter School. hotpot! was thrilled about our invitation to attend and speak atContinue reading “Philly! MLK Day 2013: March and Rally for Community LOVE and Power!”

Holiday partaayy

December 9th marked the celebration of hotpot!’s year long achievements in community building and striving for social justice in Queer Asian circles.  The gathering at the holiday party was huge and most people arrived bearing gifts and a dish to give tribute to the hard work and dedication of hotpot!’s allies and members. While oneContinue reading “Holiday partaayy”

Save the date: hotpot! holiday party Dec. 9th

Hey folks, It’s that time of year, time for hotpot!’s annual holiday party! This year it will be on December 9th from 6-9pm in West Philly. hotpot! invites or family and friends (yes, you!) to celebrate another year with us and give gratitude. We’ll have food, a cash bar, a bumpin music mix, and whiteContinue reading “Save the date: hotpot! holiday party Dec. 9th”

Karaoke Becomes a hotpot! Tradition

On September 22, twenty hotpot! members and loved ones came together for singing and dinner at New Harmony restaurant in Chinatown. Some friends loved playing the 80’s tunes, and others wanted to play the current top 40 songs, and still others enjoyed John Lennon and kids’ songs. Two members admitted that though they were late-bloomersContinue reading “Karaoke Becomes a hotpot! Tradition”

additional haikus and non-haikus: reflections on nqapia conference

adoptee workshop hapa, mestiza, mixed race. queer. life in border- lands. fit in nowhere. not white enough. not asian enough. asian heart. white face. who decides? grounded to find coalition with qapi adoptee to white family. dear white family, please do not deny asian baby’s asian-ness. filipin@ caucus the american dream versus the filipin@ dream.Continue reading “additional haikus and non-haikus: reflections on nqapia conference”

Reflections of Deen’s “Draw the Circle”

I experienced Deen’s “Draw the Circle” on April 5th, and thought it was so electrifying that I had to experience it on April 8th also. I come away with many thoughts, three of them follow: 1. I think that art is not merely the show on the stage. After seeing the same theatrical piece onContinue reading “Reflections of Deen’s “Draw the Circle””