3:00pm 3:00pm

API Parents Who Love their LGBT Kids

“API Parents Who Love their LGBT Kids” 

Join us for a workshop to hear Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian parents share their experiences of confusion, fear, love, acceptance, and celebration of their LGBTQ children.  

We especially welcome parents of LGBT kids who would like to talk with other parents who understand the unique cultural issues in our communities, as well as LGBT people who want to come out to their parents, or people who are struggling with families and want to understand different ways to bring families together.  If you are already out to your parents, caregivers or other family members, bring them along!


These works are part of a series of ten (10) family acceptance workshops across the country coordinated by parents and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) and LGBT Pride Month (June). 

For a full calendar of workshops, go to: www.nqapia.org

Also, in the month of June, look out for pubic service announcement (PSA) videos of parents of LGBT kids on many Asian ethnic television station and international channels.  Check local listings for air times.http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/api-parents-who-love-their-lgbt-kids-multilingual-psa-campaign/

NQAPIA acknowledges the generous support of the Arcus Foundation, David Bohnett Foundation, API Dream Team Giving Circle, CJ Huang Foundation, and Asian Pride Project.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Sandip Roy Reading at Elliot Bay Books

Join us at Elliot Bay Books to hear Sandip Roy read from his novel Don't Let Him Know!

"We are delighted to finally be able to present novelist and journalist Sandip Roy here, as he is over in the U.S. from his Kolkata home base. The recipient of several journalism awards, a longtime commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, and still with close ties to the Bay Area (where he has also lived), he is here tonight with his internationally-acclaimed debut novel, Don’t Let Him Know (Bloomsbury). “A large-hearted, compassionate novel that treats all its characters - male and female, gay and straight - with affection and sympathy. Sandip Roy illuminates truths about the loneliness of immigration and the perils and comforts of homecoming in this marvelous first novel.” - Thrity Umrigar. “Don’t Let Him Know is a rich, evocative and brilliantly told tale of family, of loyalties, and of love that must stay secret. Sandip Roy has broken new ground in this tale of the modern Indian family. A lovely read.” - Abraham Verghese. "


For more details: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/sandip-roy

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3:00pm 3:00pm

Moving Truth(s) Anniversary Celebration

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with the organizers and participants of Moving Truth(s), including readings and a Q&A.

As a community-building project, this anthology of queer and transgender South Asian writings about family was created from a heart-centered place involving not only collective editing and story-development, but also providing contributors room to expand, heal and connect with one another across boundaries of experience. The rich, celebratory, and self-reflective personal narratives offer something different in their overlapping approaches to discomfort, fear, silence, as well as forgiveness, patience and an active pursuit of a more loving way to navigate relationships with ourselves and with others.

To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu

Event sponsored by Trikone NW, UW Q Center, and the University Bookstore

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Author Nayomi Munaweera reading at Elliot Bay Books

Join us in celebrating the work of a phenomenal Desi (Sri Lankan) Author!

Who: Nayomi Munaweera (who won the Commonwealth Book Prize her debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors) will read from her newest work, What Lies Between Us

When: March 3rd at 7 pm

Where: at Elliot Bay Bookstore


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2:00pm 2:00pm

February TrikoneSpeaks & Potluck

Feb 28: TrikoneSpeaks & Potluck

Join us between 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM for TrikoneSpeaks, a closed support group space.

Back by popular demand: TrikoneSpeaks!

TrikoneSpeaks is an ongoing conversation group for LGBTQ+ (those questioning are welcome too!) South Asians and allies. We strive to create a safer space where Queer South Asians can be open about their feelings and experiences, connect with each other, and build new individual and collective skills.

Trikone NW wants to be responsive to the needs of our beloved community, so this is our first TrikoneSpeaks meeting after a 3-year hiatus!

TOPIC: “Coming out to family”


We will meet and have a confidential facilitated discussion for 1- 1.5 hours. We practice consent with all things, and want to make sure you know that you do not need to share if you do not want to - observation is also participation. This is a space to share stories- both of successes and of challenging experiences. We hope to build community through such dialogues, to help in resource-sharing, and to create spaces for ourselves and community to connect over our particular experiences as Queer South Asians. In this spirit, this will be a confidential space. We ask that whatever is shared in this space is kept confidential between members.

We will start promptly at 2pm so please try to arrive on time if you are able!

NOTE: this is a peer support group, and will not be led by a licensed counselor. It is a place for community members to come together and support each other. Trikone Board members with training will lead the group, but we are all responsible for maintaining it as a confidential safer space, and any community agreements.

3:30 PM- 5:00 PM will be our open potluck

Please email trikonenorthwest@gmail.com for the location information and to RSVP

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5:00pm 5:00pm

Qahaaniyan Episode 3: Trans*Parent

Feb 18: Qahaaniyan Episode 3: Trans*Parent

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2016 is playing a collection of Queer films this month—and we are part of it!

WHAT: Trans*Parent

WHEN: Saturday FEB 20 5:30PM

WHERE: Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill, Seattle.

WHY you should be there:

Trans*Parent is the next film in a series of shorts part of Qahaaniyanour stories. Qahaaniyan is an ongoing project to document Queer South Asians telling their stories on video.  We as a community, have several different and poignant stories to tell, and that these stories need to be documented. Sometimes it is hard to come by these stories, especially when historically our culture, silently but pervasively, advocates hiding the truth about our lives. 

I believe that real stories well told are one of the most powerful ways of entertaining, inspiring, and freeing us from isolation, helping us realize that we are in fact part of a community.  I hope that the stories I capture (or liberate) on video will be given a chance to travel the diaspora via various film festivals. I hope not only to capture and distill some of our stories for posterity, but also to disseminate them in the present.


Sasha is a queer, gender non-conforming, South Asian child of immigrants. Can Sasha create their own community where they feel accepted and chosen? Is transparency always the best policy when trying to reconcile your needs with those of your parents and their traditions?

BUY TICKETS for the collection of queer films (including Trans*Parent) here.

Learn more about Qahaaniyan

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4:00pm 4:00pm

New Year's Potluck in Bellevue

Trikone's New Year's Potluck

Sunday January 24th 4-7pm


Ring in the new year with Trikone NW! (allies welcome)

Don't know anyone yet? We'll have icebreakers and games.

This month's potluck will be in Bellevue, WA.

Please RSVP for the address to trikonenorthwest@gmail.com
or call: 206.659.8029

Accessibility info: No steps elevator required. There's a security door that will be kept ajar during the potluck. There are no pets. Please, no smoking of any sort in or near the apartment.

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