A national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.
LGBTQ Hyphen magazine: Call for writers, bloggers, and contributors

LGBTQ Hyphen magazine: Call for writers, bloggers, and contributors

An introduction from Hyphen’s LGBTQ Editor, Mia Nakano Hyphen magazine is one the most well-respected Asian American run publications in the country. I helped create Hyphen to ensure that Asian American voices were heard and their faces seen. I’m proud to announce that in 2014, we’ll be taking that stance...
Creative Work Fund Grantee

Creative Work Fund Grantee

I’m very excited to (belatedly) announce that the Visibility Project in collaboration with Hyphen magazine, is a grantee of the Creative Work Fund. For the next 18-months we’ll be embarking on a multi-phase collaboration which includes a tour of the South and Midwest, publishing a book, and probably the most...
Apogee Journal Article

Apogee Journal Article

An editor of the Apogee Journal wrote one of the best articles about the Visibility Project to date. A huge thanks to Cecca Ochoa for the brilliant write up and thank you for your hard work. ABOUT APOGEE Apogee was founded by writers of color and international students at Columbia....
Translators and Proofreaders for Hire

Translators and Proofreaders for Hire

TRANSLATORS + PROOFREADERS Seeking translators and proofreaders for a number of Asian languages and Spanish. Translators must write fluently, have an excellent understanding of the LGBTQ community and the changing vocabulary of our self-definitions. You will translate oral stories that have been transcribed to a word document. Proofreaders will correct...
The future of the Project!

The future of the Project!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS! Wanted to send a huge shout out to all the folks who donated and people who lent their support by fundraising, sharing our page, and spreading the word about this work. Here’s a little snippet of whats in store for the future. Next month the...
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CALIFAS: Exhibition in San Francisco

CALIFAS: Exhibition in San Francisco

Califas Exhibition Reception: Califas Festival Opening Ceremony & Reception: Wednesday October 2, 6pm Exhibition: October 2 – December 21, 2013 Where: 925 Mission Street SF CA 94103 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12–6pm, FREE If California were a country, as of 2012 it would have been the 9th largest economy and the 34th most populous...
Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium

Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium

Visibility Project Director, Mia Nakano, is speaking in Philadelphia on October 5th at the Leeway Foundation’s “Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium“. Join us on Saturday, October 5, for a day-long event that will convene artists, activists, cultural workers, organizers, scholars, and community leaders to celebrate examples from the past two decades where artists and...
Jayden Thai  |  Louisville, KY

Jayden Thai | Louisville, KY

Hometown Louisville, KY Ethnicity/Racial Background Vietnamese American Age 23 Preferred Pronouns He Sexual Orientation Trans + Queer Shoot Location Washington, DC | 2012
Philadelphia Shoot  // June 23, 2013  //  Register now

Philadelphia Shoot // June 23, 2013 // Register now

Confirmed Date Sunday, June 23, 2013 Location William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 Are you eligible This project is open to Queer Asian American Women, Gender non-conforming, and Trans people only. If you are a gay/bi asian american cis male, or queer person of non Asian/Asian American descent, please let...
Give OUT day for the Queer Cultural Center

Give OUT day for the Queer Cultural Center

QUEER CULTURAL CENTER – GIVE OUT DAY In 2012, I was honored to join the board of The Queer Cultural Center (QCC), one of the largest funders of queer artists in the state of California. We commission about 20 artists a year to create new work, and also provides training in to help the artists/groups...
June exhibition + lecture with hotpot! in Philly | 6.21.13 (6-8p)

June exhibition + lecture with hotpot! in Philly | 6.21.13 (6-8p)

LEEWAY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION + VISIBILITY PROJECT PANEL WITH HOTPOT! Excited to announce the first Visibility Project Panel discussion, along with an exhibition, at the Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia. In May 2012, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with several members of a Queer API Women + Trans group in Philadelphia called hotpot!. Four members...
Free Tintypes to support API Equality Nor. Cal. (offer good til 7.1.13)

Free Tintypes to support API Equality Nor. Cal. (offer good til 7.1.13)

API EQUALITY – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA My good friend Monna Wong was recently appointed to be Executive Director of API Equality – Northern California, an org that works with the LGBT Asian Pacific Islander community to combat homophobia and transphobia in the API community while uplifting the voices and experiences of API folks within the LGBT...
Fundraiser video!!! Campaign ends on April 16th. Past + Future of the Visibility Project

Fundraiser video!!! Campaign ends on April 16th. Past + Future of the Visibility Project

Help us raise $10,000 by April 16th. Please donate now by clicking this link. Visibility Project: Past + Future. Produced by Lboideas.com.  
Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Asian American Activism

Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Asian American Activism

San Francisco, CA, 5/10-5/11/2013: Queer Rebels (SF Bay) presents SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism. Two-day extravaganza featuring 23+ artists and activists! SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism features performance, panel, and films, with the following movers and shakers! Eli Coppola award winning poet…Ryka Aoki Slam pioneer/ Def Poetry Jam artist…Regie Cabico Experimental...

Help fundraise for the Visibility Project!

Hi all, I’ve prepped a little media kit to help folks who are awesomely committing to fundraise towards the big $10,000 amount. I would love all my friends and community to help, so please contact me if you’re excited, inspired, and want to be a part of ensuring the future expansion of the Visibility Project....
transAPI Voices

transAPI Voices

“I’ve struggled with gender my entire life but I always pushed it to the back of my mind in fear of the backlash from my family and friends; last year I began to address my struggles. I embarked on the journey to discover who I am, I yearned for a role model or just someone...
Asian Pride Project

Asian Pride Project

The Asian Pride Project  (APP) aspires to foster greater visibility, pride, acceptance, unity, and harmony for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asians & Pacific Islander (API) people in our families, cultural communities and beyond, no matter where we are! We believe in the power of sharing, connecting, and relating to give API families and communities the support they...