Up to Us is the first, most comprehensive study of transgender and gender non-conforming Asians and Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In early 2019, Lavender Phoenix began this community-based action research project to visibilize the experiences of TGNC APIs in the Bay Area and create opportunities to organize in the long term. Throughout this report, you will find the voices of trans APIs speaking to their experiences with police, searching for safe homes, surviving everyday violence, navigating health care, and finding the care we deserve. While the data can be heartbreaking, this research is a powerful tool to shape our solutions and the future we deserve.