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Endorsers and Partners


ACLU of Southern California
Asian American Drug Abuse Program
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association, UCLA
Asian Pacific Islander Lesbian, Bisexual Women & Transgender Network
Asian Pacific Islander Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council
Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Women/Transgender Activists
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
Asian Pacific Student Association, Loyola Marymount University
Chinatown Youth Movement Towards Empowerment
Chinese Progressive Association – San Gabriel Valley
Chinese Rainbow Association Equality California
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Gay Asian Pacific Support Network
Human Rights Campaign – L.A.
Japanese American Bar Association
Japanese American Citizens’ League
Khmer Girls in Action
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Korean Resource Center
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Lambda Legal
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
Little Tokyo Service Center
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Nepal Sewa Center
Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Los Angeles
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pan-Asian Queers, UCLA
Pilipino Workers’ Center
Pride at Work
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
Soka Gakkai International
South Asian Network
Southeast Asian Community Alliance
Stonewall Young Democrats of Los Angeles County
Taiwanese American Citizens’ League
Taiwanese American Professionals
Visual Communications
Vote For Equality


Akemi Arakaki, California Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs
Reverend William Briones, Nishi Hongwanji
Jay Chen, Governing Board Member, Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District
John Chiang, California State Controller
John Cho, Actor
Margaret Cho, Comedian
Judy Chu, United States Congresswoman
Tim Dang, Theater Director
Michael Eng, California Assemblymember
Fritz Friedman, California Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs
Warren Furutani, California Assemblymember
Pastor Nestor Gerente, Grace United Methodist Church of Long Beach
Amy Hill, Actress
The Ileto Family, Community Activists
Reverend Keith Inouye
Reverend Hidemi Ito, United Methodist Church
Reverend Masao Kodani, Senshin Buddhist Temple
Yul Kwon, Winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands” and Community Activist
Reverend Dr. Jonipher Kwong
Harlemm Lee, Entertainer
Rex Lee, Actor
Ted Lieu, California State Senator
Carol Liu, California State Senator
Henry Lo, Vice-President, Garvey Board of Education
Alec Mapa, Actor
Reverend Mark Nakagawa, Centenary United Methodist Church
George Nakano, Former California Assemblymember
Angela Oh, Civil Rights Attorney
Reverend Michio Oyakawa, Pastor Emeritus, Plymouth Montebello Congregational Church
Reverend Lisa Gay Santiago
Debra Suh, Community Activist
Renée Tajima-Peña, Filmmaker
George Takei & Brad Altman
Lauren Tom, Actress
Tamlyn Tomita, Actress
Reverend John Varga, Hollywood Independent Church, UCC
Tita Valeriano, USC Lutheran Minister
Judge & Mrs. Delbert E. Wong
Kent Wong, Founder, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance


API Equality-Northern California
API Equality is committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in California and nationally for equal marriage rights, fair treatment, and overall acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  We engage in public education, community organizing, and legal and legislative advocacy to achieve our goals.

Breakthrough Conversations
Talking to friends and family members about the issues facing people who are LGBT is the single most important thing we can do to help change hearts & minds. Therefore, API Equality-LA is part of a 15 organization coalition working on The Breakthrough Conversations project. This new effort new effort aims to change hearts and minds on LGBT equality through mobilizing conversations between LGBT advocates and people to whom they are close, using specific research-based messages.

California Faith For Equality
The mission of California Faith for Equality is to educate, support and mobilize California’s faith communities to promote civil marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and safeguard religious freedom.

Latino Equality Alliance
The Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is a broad-based coalition made up of organizations serving LGBT Latino populations, ally organizations and individuals deeply rooted in both the LGBT and Latino communities. LEA is active in promoting community activism and awareness throughout Los Angeles County.

Vote For Equality
Vote for Equality, a project of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is Southern California’s leading campaign to educate voters to speak out at the ballot box in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By constantly reaching out to voters in the Los Angeles area, VFE is educating and building a supportive base of voters for marriage equality.