Author: API Equality

image of phul and beck speaking about the Sunny Days for J campaign during our 2023 member assembly.

how we win is with a love ethic.

Hey there, Lavender Phoenix Community! 🌈 My name is bisma/phul; I’m LavNix’s Cultural Strategy Organizer, and writer of many newsletters that you may have received since June 2022.  I am coming to you live—soaking the warm sun while sitting on my back patio on Ohlone land (aka Oakland)— as I am knee-deep in my transition

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Image of Kenji at 60, black hair, brown eyes, Asian ‘mixed race,’ wearing a black t-shirt, crouched next to his nephews dog “cow”

What LavNix Does Was Impossible

On the eve of my 18th birthday, in the starting-to-become-summer month of May of 1980, I got to sleep in the arms of my boyfriend Danny. Having spent an overnight with him, in a friends spare bedroom, making love (before AIDS), away from the prying eyes of our families and the ‘fag bashing’ we feared,

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