Members of QT Viet Cafe on stage

Han Tran, QT Viet Cafe

Date grant awarded: 3/10/2017

QTViệt Cafe is an Oakland-based social enterprise that aims to uplift QT (queer and trans) Việt narratives over drinks, snacks, art and intergenerational dialogue. We commit to transform and heal wounds of homophobia and transphobia caused by imperialism and heterosexism in the Vietnamese diaspora, deconstructing queer liberation through art.

Art is a key element in bringing together Vietnamese workers, families, and youth and in uniting a collective in the fight for justice for ourselves. We ground ourselves in creating products that are rooted in ingredients passed on from our ancestors. As well as, participating in local economies that support socially just, ecologically sustainable economic solutions.