A national portrait + video collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women & Trans* community. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.
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Visibility Project Book launch - June 6th in San Francisco

Visibility Project Book launch – June 6th in San Francisco

VISIBILITY PROJECT BOOK RELEASE On June 6th at a special event in San Francisco, CA the Visibility Project book is launching. The book is a series of intimate portraits focused on the queer Asian American women and trans community. This retrospective of the Visibility Project lifts up this traditionally marginalized community, through carefully, mindfully, and...
Resilience Archives - LGBTQ AAPI SF Bay Area digital history tour

Resilience Archives – LGBTQ AAPI SF Bay Area digital history tour

The Resilience Archives is a collection of personal photos, fliers, interviews, and historical documents from the LGBTQIA+ Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been created as an act of resilience to ensure the stories are told and made accessible to the public at large. This is a...

Diving Deep into #PulseOrlando – Guest speaker on APEX Express

On June 23rd, Visibility Project Director, Mia Nakano was a guest host on APEX Express and moderated a discussion around how #PulseOrlando impacted the LGBTQ AAPI community, particularly with Queer Muslims. Download or listen to the program here. Tonight on APEX Express, we have guest host Mia Nakano with the Visibility Project, a national portrait...
November Southern tour: Raleigh, Louisville, Memphis, Little Rock, Birmingham, Jackson, New Orleans

November Southern tour: Raleigh, Louisville, Memphis, Little Rock, Birmingham, Jackson, New Orleans

About the Visibility Project Southern tour This November the Visibility Project is hitting the road and visiting seven cities in the South. The Visibility Project is a photo portrait series and video/oral history collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women and Trans* community. It’s inclusive to South Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islanders, East Asians,...
Columbus, OH shoot, October 19th

Columbus, OH shoot, October 19th

The Visibility Project is a national community powered media arts project. We document stories and use photography to create impact and make the Queer AAPI Women and Trans* community visible. Thanks so much for your interest in the Visibility Project. Stoked to work, engage, and build community. The VP will be in Columbus at Ohio...
Chicago shoot dates: 10/11 & 10/12

Chicago shoot dates: 10/11 & 10/12

The Visibility Project is a national community powered media arts project. We document stories and use photography to create impact and make the Queer AAPI Women and Trans* community visible. Thanks so much for your interest in the Visibility Project. Stoked to work, engage, and build community. We are hosting two days of story gathering in Chicago!...
October Midwest tour: St.Paul/Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus

October Midwest tour: St.Paul/Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus

About the Visibility Project Midwest tour This October the Visibility Project is hitting the road and visiting five cities in the Midwest. The Visibility Project is a photo portrait series and video/oral history collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women and Trans* community. It’s inclusive to South Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islanders, East Asians,...
Trans Leadership Exchange - Applications due October 15th

Trans Leadership Exchange – Applications due October 15th

The 2015 Trans Leadership Exchange Building the Power of Trans and Genderqueer Leaders Goals of the Trans Leadership Exchange 1. Build personal leadership capacity: By exploring unique values, learning tools to cultivate greater self-awareness, deepening mind-body connection, and identifying leadership styles; 2. Connect trans and genderqueer leaders: By introducing people from different part of the...
Queer South Asian Anthology - Submit today

Queer South Asian Anthology – Submit today

The South Asian LGBTQ Anthology is a project in progress, aimed at addressing the unique and intersectional lives of South Asian LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning) individuals living in the United States. After a panel called “Building a South Asian Queer Movement” at Creating Change (the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force annual conference)...
Deaf and Queer Sisters

Deaf and Queer Sisters

Imagine that you are the voice and ears for two people. Imagine deciding what information to convey and how to convey it. I played these roles frequently for my profoundly deaf sister, from short interactions at the grocery store, to valiant yet failed attempts at interpreting Sunday school lessons. She is two and a half...
LGBTQ Hyphen is now online

LGBTQ Hyphen is now online

Back in 2002, before the first pages of Hyphen were printed, I was a 24-year-old first time photo editor and the only “visible” queer staff person. A high priority of mine was to infuse Hyphen with Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer AAPI stories. I set-up google alerts to learn what was happening nationally, but the...
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 again with a new online...