default_pictureSisters Standing Up for Love 2014

You are cordially invited to Sisters Standing Up for Love – a reception fundraiser celebrating individuals who have worked for LGBT women’s equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Please join us on Sunday, May 4th, when we once again bring together and honor some of Los Angeles’ toughest, most kick-ass Asian American womenMore…

default_pictureApril General Coalition Meeting: Filipino American LGBT Experiences!

Focus on Filipinos There are nearly 375,000 Filipino Americans living in Los Angeles County alone, the largest concentration in the U.S.  After Chinese, Filipinos are the second largest Asian American ethnic group, locally and nation-wide.  Between 2000 and 2010 the number of Filipinos in the U.S. increased by nearly 40%.  At our April general meeting, API Equality-LA andMore…

default_pictureVolunteer with API Equality-LA at the Thai Songkran Festival in Hollywood!

Volunteer with us at the Thai Songkran Festival!  We need your help! Join API Equality-LA in outreaching to the Thai community at the Thai New Year Songkran Festival in Thai Town. Sign up for a shift today and help us reach as many APIs and supporters as we can. We invite you to join our team of volunteers who will be out talkingMore…

default_pictureMarch Outreach and Recruitment Meeting

Want to help educate the API community about supporting LGBT equality? This is your chance! Join us at our Outreach and Recruitment Committee to help plan outreach events and to talk to API people about LGBT issues.

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API Equality-LA Marketing and Communications Internship Program API Equality-LA’s Marketing and Communications internship program will introduce individuals who are passionate about equal rights for Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities to marketing as a means of community organizing and advocacy work.  The program will develop the selected intern’sMore…

default_pictureMarch General Coalition Meeting: Anti-Trans Youth Referendum Fails!

This is a great opportunity to learn about our upcoming work as well as meet other members, activists, and leaders. This month, we will talk about an anti-trans youth campaign as well as a screening a short film about a single API lesbian mother.

default_pictureBREAKING NEWS: Anti-Transgender Youth Referendum FAILS TO QUALIFY for the Nov. 2014 Ballot

The California Secretary of State’s Office today announced that opponents of the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266) have failed to collect enough valid signatures to place a referendum on the November ballot to overturn the new law.  AB 1266 mandates that California public schools must permit transgender students to participate in school sportsMore…

default_pictureApply to be a Health Justice Organizing Intern TODAY!

Do you care deeply about the health disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities? Are you or someone you know facing significant barriers to accessing affordable health insurance? Want to work with and within your communities to create positive change? Here’s your chance. For far too long,More…

default_pictureSupport Our Vietnamese LGBT Allies in the OC!

Instructions from the the organizers…. PARADE GATHERING PLACE: This is NOT a protest. This is a peaceful participation in a community event. Sun Feb 10 8:30am 9200 Bolsa Ave (Phuoc Loc Tho / Asian Garden Mall) www.vietlgbt.org Please look for balloons, yellow t-shirts for human rights, and signs. They will participate in the parade holding signsMore…

Vietnamese LGBT Contingent Rejected by Tet Parade OrganizersVietnamese LGBT Contingent Rejected by Tet Parade Organizers

The LGBT community members who submitted an application to march in Little Saigon’s Annual Tet festivities were told that they may not participate in this year’s parade, unless they march segregated from the main parade. API Equality-LA denounces exclusionary practices by our leading cultural institutions, which can lead to increased prejudice and inequality. Parades andMore…

default_picturePartnership of Vietnamese LGBT Orgnizations Organizes a Booth at UVSA Tet Festival, Conducts Gay Vietnamese History Campaign, Press Conference, and Aims to March in Tet Parade 2013

ORANGE COUNTY (CA) – Mung Xuan Quy Ty 2013! –The Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations invites all to participate in their Fourth Annual Tet Events in support of Viet LGBTs. This year’s UVSA Tet Festival theme “Swift as a Snake.” The Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations invites all to supportMore…

default_pictureAPI Equality-LA Reaches Out to Manny Pacquiao

Los Angeles, CA —Manny Pacquiao is arguably the most famous Filipino person in the world today. API Equality-LA Steering Committee member Noel Alumit said, “Mr. Pacquiao has uplifted the spirit of Filipinos all over the world, including mine. That’s why I was concerned by his comments on gay marriage. Young people look up to him.”More…

API Equality-LA Reacts to Anti-Equality Advocates’ Change in StrategyAPI Equality-LA Reacts to Anti-Equality Advocates’ Change in Strategy

Los Angeles, CA —The histories of African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Latinos are recognized as contributors to the building of this great state. Unfortunately, there were other groups who were left out. The California Legislature and Governor Brown recognized this disparity by signing the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act intoMore…

Hooray–Prop 8, Go Away!Hooray–Prop 8, Go Away!

  API Equality-LA’s Noel Alumit joined the downtown press conference celebrating the court decision on Prop 8. The evening included speeches by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Rob Reiner and Oscar winning writer Dustin Lance Black. Read more here.

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