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 equalty, 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 API Community for the fair treatment of 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.