Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS AAPI Roundtable Workshop!

In this online CLGS AAPI Roundtable Workshop, Maij Maij invites us to explore lion dancing’s embodiment of queer Asian aesthetics, ritual, and movement building and to consider adopting this framework as a way of embracing the culture-shifting possibilities of Queer Asian existence within our faith communities and current socio-spiritual landscape.

A “unique blend of martial arts, dance, and music,”  Lion Dancing is an Asian diasporic performance art popularly known for its bold integration of color, movement, and aesthetic performance.


Maij Mai (they/he/sib/homie/fam), Coordinator of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable, is a BlackVietnameseBipolarTransNonbinaryQueer currently existing in – and with – beloved community in Baltimore, Maryland. Maij’s formal education and training consists of a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, as well as a Masters of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University.

A creative visionary, organizer, and liberation companion from the Southern United States, their soul work centers the bodies, voices, and lived experiences of oppressed peoples striving to transform their imaginations and worlds.

This CLGS Asian American Pacific Islander Roundtable Workshop was recorded on 7 February 2024