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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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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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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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A crowd of 40 trans and queer APIs gather around a banner that reads "We have always EXISTED, we have always BELONGED."

What does hope make possible?

“To hope is dangerous, and yet it is the opposite of fear, for to live is to risk.” – Rebeca Solnit, Hope in the Dark Dear Lavender Phoenix Community, My heart split open when I first learned about Jaxon. Jaxon, a young gay Korean adoptee, was found dead in suspicious circumstances in the home of

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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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