hotpot! Receives Wonder Women Award

hey hotpot!, I had the honor this week of accepting the Wonder Women Award on behalf of hotpot! from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s Wonder Women Committee. This is an incredible group of women who raise funds and awareness to impact issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ women. Each March, the committee (some members with whom hotpot!Continue reading “hotpot! Receives Wonder Women Award”

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

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

Trans Health Conference- Join us!!!!

The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is Thursday, June 13-Sat, June 15th. We encourage you all to come out and support. The conference is free. For more info on the conference check out their website: Check out these sessions that are being co-sponsored by hotpot! and our QAPI family. Session A Mother, Her Transgender Son, Their JourneyContinue reading “Trans Health Conference- Join us!!!!”

NQAPIA conference reflections

hey, 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 courseContinue reading “NQAPIA conference reflections”

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference: Tara’s Crossing

As part of our work to spread information about notable events that we are involved in, I am proud to announce a play that will be performed during the Trans-Health Conference. It is a story about a transgender asylee and her struggles. hotpot! will be attending and participating in the talkback afterward to share ourContinue reading “Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference: Tara’s Crossing”

NEUVSA conference

On April 5th, hotpot! joined the NEUVSA (North East Union of Vietnamese Student Associations, their acronym is pronounced “new-V.S.A.”) at Drexel University for a day filled with inspiration and conversations. My jaded heart was actually warmed by the keynote speaker, Ethan Nguyen, who shared an engaging and participatory speech on the power of courage andContinue reading “NEUVSA conference”

Creating Change

Baltimore was packed with Queers and Creating Change heated up the already seasonably warm weather. This was my second time attending Creating Change and despite being down with a cold, I had a super time. Highlights included attending the AAPI day long institute with over 40 other queer and trans API folks, including other hotpot!Continue reading “Creating Change”

Hotpot! recieves grant from Delaware Valley Legacy Fund

On Tuesday, September 20th,  six hotpot! members attended a ceremony in which we received a $3,550 grant award from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) – Racial Equity Initiative (REI). In June 2011 the steering committee collaborated on and applied to this grant; and in early August we received word that we had been accepted.  Hotpot! isContinue reading “Hotpot! recieves grant from Delaware Valley Legacy Fund”

Join Hotpot! at the Trans Health Conference this weekend

Hello hotpot! I hope that everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful weather! The *Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference* sponsored by the Mazzoni Center is this Thursday  June 2nd to Saturday June 4th. There are a ton of events, activities and workshops happening throughout the conference as well as health service opportunities (HIV testing/STD screening, pap smearsContinue reading “Join Hotpot! at the Trans Health Conference this weekend”