Watch how community members engage with LGBTQ API oral histories as interviewers, transcribers, cataloguers, artists, and activists.

Produced, Directed, Filmed & Edited by C.A. Griffith & H.L.T. Quan of QUAD Productions (

In 2016, the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community (APIQWTC) honored Kitty Tsui as this year’s Phoenix Awardee for her contributions to the community. This is the short excerpt from Kitty’s Dragon Fruit Project interview that we played at APIQWTC’s annual Lunar New Year Banquet. A big thanks to Kitty Tsui and Alice Y. Hom for sharing and reflecting upon our queer API hxstories!

The Dragon Fruit Project works to engage people at all levels, at all ages. Check us out at Stanford’s Listen to the Silence Conference!

APIENC staff, interns, and volunteers present a workshop at the 2015 NQAPIA Conference in Chicago.


Workshop Description:
What is the “LGBTQ API movement”? Where have we been and where are we going? This workshop will discuss the Dragon Fruit Project, an intergenerational, oral history project that explores queer Asian Pacific Islanders and their experiences with activism during the 60s through 90s. Participants will also learn how to upload our histories onto the free internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia, LIVE!