Here & Queer: Building Allyship in the Pilipinx Community

On October 15th, Akbayan, the Pilipino collegiate organization at San Jose State University welcomed Daniel Lazo, on our organizing team, in a 75-minute workshop centered on building understanding and awareness on issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community.

First developed and debuted in 2016 by Jenna Edra and Daniel Lazo on our organizing team, our “Here & Queer” workshop has been led across several local and regional campuses since its creation.

Addressing personal reflection and engaging participants in scenarios based on empathy and understanding, our Here & Queer workshop integrates Fil cultural and ethnic dynamics into broader conversations on LGBTQIA+ leadership, stories, and transcendence in the United States context.

In June 2020, we will be presenting a Queer Pilipinx Conference in the Bay Area. Among the topics, themes, and workshops that will be offered, Here & Queer is only a small sneak peek of what’s to come!

For more information on getting involved in our Queer Pilipinx Conference, please reach out to Daniel Lazo on our organizing team at

LEAD Filipino
LEAD Filipino

We are a nonprofit that organizes for FilAm civic participation, grassroots leadership and direct community action out of San Jose, California.

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