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Image description: A group of trans and queer API people, many wearing lavender shirts and keffiyehs, gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.

I’m learning to fight with all of me.

I sat at a small desk in my parent’s home in Phoenix, Arizona. Cool desert air floated in through the window, and rays of the midday sunlight peeked through the tree branches. Yuan’s and eri’s kind faces gazed back at me through Zoom. eri asked: “At our core, Lavender Phoenix is a base-building, political organization.

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2024 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, 2024! PURPOSE: Every

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on a grey background illustrated the text “LAVENDER PHOENIX: 2023 IN REVIEW” with some text emerging from a megaphone.

Lavender Phoenix’s 2023 In-Review

“When your hope shrinksyou might feel the hopeof someone far away lifting you up.” Naomi Shihab NyePalestinian American Poet Dear beloved community, We began last year by grieving the shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. Now, less than a year later, we continue to wake up each and every day in the shadow

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[Image: Three queer and trans APIs in the middle of chanting at a protest emerge from purple flames. Text above them reads “Are you ready to transform hope into action?”. Text layered in front of them reads “RISE UP: A Lavender Phoenix Program To Develop Incoming Members”. ]

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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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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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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