Author: Lavender Phoenix

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Rise Up: Building Foundations for Lavender Phoenix Membership – Apply by Wednesday, 8/9! 

Do you want to organize with trans, non-binary, and queer Asian and Pasifika communities? Are you committed to social justice, liberation, and collective transformation? Are you ready to learn concrete organizing skills and build movements for change? The APPLICATION for Lavender Phoenix’s Inaugural New Member Cohort is OPEN! 🔥 Applications are due Wednesday, 8/9! 🔥

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Introducing: 2023 Rise Up

We have an exciting announcement! In June 2023, we will temporarily pause accepting new members into our membership, as we prepare to welcome our first-ever cohort of new members. As our base, power, and responsibility grows, we need time to develop stronger structures for member and leadership development so members are prepared to sustain our

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2023 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by 2/28!

Do you want to work with trans, non-binary, and queer Asian and Pasifika communities?Do you have a commitment to social justice, liberation, and collective transformation?Are you ready to learn concrete organizing skills and build movements for change? The APPLICATION for Lavender Phoenix’s Summer Organizer Program is OPEN! Applications are due February 28th, 2023! PURPOSE: Every

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Image description: on a purple background bold text says "WELCOME CYNTHIA! OUR NEW LEAD ORGANIZER" and Cynthia smiles while playing a large drum strapped to their shoulders and marching.on a pink background. To the right, bold text says "WELCOME ERI! OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT MANAGER" and Eri in a blue outfit and a red cap smiles at the camera.

Welcome LavNix’s New Leaders!

Dear Lavender Phoenix Community, I’m excited to welcome two new staff leaders to Lavender Phoenix: eri oura (they/them) and Cynthia Fong (they/them)! eri, our new Development Manager, is an experienced fundraiser, educator, and builder of trans and queer BIPOC communities. Cynthia, our new Lead Organizer, is a long-time housing justice organizer, a founding member of

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Trans Love Transcends Generations: A Zine Launch

Letters to Past and Future Selves is a collaborative zine created by the Lavender Phoenix community in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance 2022; through creative submissions including collage, illustration, poetry, playlists,  and other offerings, our community sat in vulnerability to share our stories and lived experiences of being Trans and API. In creating this zine,

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We weave stories across generations

I grew up in a traditional Hmong household that practiced under a patriarchal system with gendered roles and a religious belief of Shamanism, the belief that spirits are intertwined with our physical reality. These traditions taught me that queer Hmong individuals do not have a place in our community because we do not fit the

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