Founded in 2005, API Equality-LA has been a tireless advocate in the Greater Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities for fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Our coalition has brought together veteran and newer activists who represent the ethnic, linguistic, age, professional, and gender diversity in the Asian American community. API Equality-LA has garnered tremendous broad-based support, including the endorsements of more than 50 organizations and numerous community leaders. Every year, our dedicated volunteers have one-on-one conversations with thousands of Asian voters about marriage equality, participate in parades and protests, reach out to ethnic media, build bridges to faith communities, and organize educational events on a broad array of social justice issues of importance to API LGBT people.
Our Mission Statement
API Equality-LA advocates in the Greater Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Community for the fair treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and marriage equality.
Our Vision Statement
To create a society that celebrates the loves and lives of all people–free from discrimination and injustice.