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Andre Menchavez

A student at UW by day, activist and journalist by night, and radically queer all day long. Andre Menchavez is an activist, dancer, and journalist who started his activism at 15. Since then he has grown a passion for speaking on intersectionality, heavily influenced by his experiences as a gay Filipino-American. He is an Ambassador and Content Creator for GLAAD and enjoys cold brews and laughing at whiteness.
Queer & Asian: Trans Filipinx Excellence

Queer & Asian: Trans Filipinx Excellence

Trans folks, in countries like the Philippines, often face a hostile environment and lack of societal and government protections. But two open, proud, Filipina trans women, Geena Rocero and Geraldine Roman, have been leading the way for more visibility and acceptance of the trans Asian community.

Q&A: Queer Asian Actors Playing Straight Roles

Q&A: Queer Asian Actors Playing Straight Roles

While straight Asian actors have been making inroads in playing leading roles in Hollywood, queer inclusion has still been lacking. That’s why Victor Rodriguez III and Jake Choi, two examples of out, queer actors taking on straight roles, are doubly important to changing the hollow representation of the Asian community on both the big and small screen. 

Q&A: Queer Asian Ancestors

Q&A: Queer Asian Ancestors

Welcome to Q&A, where we talk about what it’s like to be Queer and Asian – cuz it ain’t easy. In today’s episode, Andre talks about the Babaylons and Asogs, and the important role queer ancestors have in helping to reconcile competing identities and the effects of colonization.

Q&A: Queer Asian Visibility In The Media

Q&A: Queer Asian Visibility In The Media

Welcome to Q&A, where we talk about what it’s like to be Queer and Asian – cuz it ain’t easy. In today’s episode, Andre talks about queer Asian visibility in the media and how it can effect queer Asian people like him.

Q&A: Grindr and Homophobic Asian Culture

Q&A: Grindr and Homophobic Asian Culture

Welcome to Q&A, where we talk about what it’s like to be Queer and Asian – cuz it ain’t easy. In today’s episode, Andre shares some feelings about the recent homophobic comments from Grindr president Scott Chen.

Q&A: Dating as a Femme Asian

Q&A: Dating as a Femme Asian

Welcome to Q&A, where we talk about what it’s like to be Queer and Asian – cuz it ain’t easy. In today’s episode, Andre shares what it’s like to date as a femme, Asian man in the gay community.