APIENC builds queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander power to amplify our voices and increase the visibility of our communities. Through organizing in the Bay Area, we inspire and train grassroots leaders, transform our values from scarcity to abundance, and partner with organizations to sustain a vibrant movement ecosystem.


Our work is rooted in the many legacies of queer and trans API people who have fought isolation, battled for our rights, and created communities of care. To understand where we’re going, we need to understand the successes and challenges of our elders and ancestors. We want to make new mistakes.


We are a political home for QTAPI people to transform. Together, we learn and practice organizing skills, unlearn ancestral and collective traumas, and relearn values of abundance and interdependence. Our organizing is centered on the transformative potential of relationships and organizing.


Radical Welcome

How we first feel when we enter a space or organization greatly influences how long we stick around. To keep people coming back to our organizations, we need to welcome them in a way that reflects our values.…

1-on-1s: Deepen Relationships, Strengthen Movement

Relationships are the foundation of any movement. So, how do we start building relationships, and how do we take our relationships to the next level?…

Asking for Help and Identifying Needs

Asking for Help is an integral part of movement building work. Yet, capitalism, sexism, and colonialism have told our people that having needs is weakness.…