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Nov, 2016

California Voter Resources: How to protect LGBTQ Youth from the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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This November, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters will play a key role in shaping the future of queer and trans youth of California. Here’s what you need to know to be ready on Election Day on November 8th. We’ve compiled various voter resources below to educate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and allies on a wide range of issues. Prop 55 and Prop 57: Protect LGBTQ Youth from the School-to-Prison Pipeline California Propositions In-Language with #AAPIs4CE Voter Guide Learn about other key propositions on the ballot and the positions that  progressive […]

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Aug, 2016

Intern Graduation + Film Screening

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Our summer 2016 interns are graduating! Come celebrate with us and hear from our interns as they share about the many different projects they’ve been involved with this summer.   We’ll also be screening filmmaker Amy Fan’s recent documentary, LGBTQ Asian American San Gabriel Valley Stories. As the title suggests, it’s a project hoping to uplift the narratives of those from within our community with an emphasis on intersectionality. Right after the screening will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, so come on by for an exciting conversation. Dinner will […]

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May, 2016

Celebrate LA Pride 2016 with API Equality-LA (June 10th-12th)

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Join us again in celebrating LGBTQ PRIDE this year at LA PRIDE parade and festival between June 10th – 12th! We’ll be marching in the parade with APAIT (a service agency whose programs empowers trans people and communities at-risk for HIV/AIDS), along with other Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ organizations such as API PFLAG, Satrang, and CRA. Sign up here to march or volunteer with us! When The parade kicks off at 11:00am but at 8:00am, we’ll have a pre-march breakfast with other organizations at a member’s house in […]

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Apr, 2016

Apply to be a Summer Intern with API Equality-LA

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Apply for API Equality-LA’s Organizing Internship!   Are you invested in ensuring safety and access for trans, gender nonconforming, and queer people? Are you skilled in digital communications and social media? Want to work with and within your communities to create positive change? Here’s your chance! API Equality-LA’s Organizing Internship will train Asian and Pacific Islander (API) young people to do community organizing and political power-building work with(in) the API community for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) equality. Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination […]

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Feb, 2016

Audrey Kuo, Executive Director

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Audrey Kuo is a poet, writer and community organizer based out of Los Angeles who is deeply invested in building networks among queer and trans people of color working toward collective liberation. Their work is shaped by their identity as a queer and genderqueer second-generation Taiwanese-American. Prior to joining API-Equality as Executive Director, Audrey was Senior Development Officer at the Downtown Women’s Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness for women. Their previous work also includes development and strategy consulting with Gender Justice LA; creating and facilitating social […]

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Nov, 2015

Andy Su, Community Organizer

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Andy Su is the Community Organizer for API Equality-LA. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, he interned with API Equality-LA in the summer of 2013 and helped with the immigration reform phonebanking campaign and healthcare justice projects. Following his political activist training, he served as a student organizer dedicated to racial justice and student retention for various organizations. Since graduating in 2015, Andy continues to serve on board for the West Coast Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (WCAPSU) developing progressive collegiate Asian/Pacific Islander American leaders.

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Feb, 2015

API Equality-LA Executive Director Job Announcement

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Job Announcement Posted February 24, 2015 Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Reports to: Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of API Equality-LA (The Steering Committee is the advisory body composed of the APIELA Co-Chairs, committee leadership, and at-large members) Location: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Downtown LA. Classification: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours per week) Salary: $55,000-65,000 plus benefits (depending on experience) Term: Full-time Hire Date: Vacant until Filled. Desired Start-date: July 1st DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION API Equality-LA is a grassroots coalition that works to advance the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

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Feb, 2015

Focus Group for LGBT AAPI Youth Leaders

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$150 Stipend for Participation Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is working with API Equality-LA to host a focus group to better understand the cultural and social factors that shape LBGT identified AAPI youth leaders who are active in social justice issues. Do you identify as LGBT or Queer? Are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent? Are you active in your local community? Are you between the ages of 18 to 23? If you answered yes to these questions and live in the Los Angeles area, complete this short registration […]

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Feb, 2015

2015 Lunar New Year Banquet!

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Following the parade, join API Equality-LA as we cap off the day’s festivities with our Annual Lunar New Year Banquet! Saturday, February 21 5pm-7pm Mandarin Chateau Restaurant 970 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – See more at: http://apiequalityla.org/#sthash.nEBixamB.dpuf

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Feb, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Lunar New Year Parade & Banquet In LA

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PLEASE RSVP FOR THE PARADE HERE You are invited to march with API Equality-LA in the 116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us as we welcome the Year of the Ram and provide an LGBT presence at Chinatown’s largest celebration! As the only LGBT contingent in the Golden Dragon – See more at: http://apiequalityla.org/#sthash.nEBixamB.dpuf

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Nov, 2014

Justice for Michael Brown

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API Equality-LA stands with those calling for justice for Michael Brown. The failure to achieve a grand jury indictment of police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown is yet another indication that our criminal justice system must be reformed. This result is further proof that the system as a whole does not work for those locked out – See more at: http://apiequalityla.org/#sthash.nEBixamB.dpuf

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Nov, 2014

STOP KISS

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STOP KISS marks The Playhouse directorial debut of Seema Sueko, who joined The Playhouse staff in January 2014. Originally produced Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, with a cast including Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht, this critically acclaimed play received the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production.

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Nov, 2014

Okaeri this Saturday!

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http://www.okaeri-la.org/ OKAERI, meaning “Welcome Home” in Japanese, is a one-day gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals, family and allies  –  Who seek to find support and resources, information and motivation, –  Who wish to connect with others to build greater inclusion in the Nikkei community, –  Those who want to learn more and be involved in the LGBTQ community, –  Those curious about the intersection of the faith and LGBTQ communities. Although our gathering is primarily focused on the needs of the Nikkei community (of Japanese descent, […]

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Oct, 2014

Last Day to Register to Vote in CA!

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Last chance to register to vote! Click on the following link to register online: http://registertovote.ca.gov/ Other languages also available: Español Spanish 中文 Chinese हिन्दी Hindi 日本語 Japanese ខ្មែរ Khmer 한국어 Korean Tagalog ภาษาไทย Thai Tiếng Việt Vietnamese

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Oct, 2014

Support API Equality-LA by Shopping with iGive!

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What is iGive? iGive is essentially a store rebate program where iGive members have the opportunity to donate their rebate to their chosen cause. How do I contribute $5 to API Equality-LA for free? Sign up befor December 15, 2014 at: http://www.iGive.com/APIEquality-LA How do I use iGive to contribute even more? Install the iGive button on your web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome) http://www.igive.com/button/ Turn off add-ons that block cookies, like AdBlock or Ghostery Browse and shop at participating stores at iGive.com or iGive.com/mobile OPTIONAL: Download the iPad or Android app Amazon.com […]

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Oct, 2014

Mohammed to Maya

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Mohammed to Maya follows Maya’s journey as she undergoes sexual reassignment surgery in Thailand. It explores how religion, culture and gender collide in her own life. The film screening will be followed by a Trans 101 workshop and a panel discussion.The screening will be taking place at the Artesia Community Center. trans-poster-01

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Oct, 2014

Five Conversations About One Thing > Coming Out

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Join us on Tuesday, October 21, 7pm-9pm at 3rd Floor 1730 W Olympic Bl, 90015 This guided discussion group will spotlight lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer current events and successes related to coming out in athletics, family, religion, romance, and work or school. All are welcome and food is complimentary at this free event. Presented by

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Oct, 2014

National Coming Out Day

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One year ago, API Equality-LA launched Q&A Space, the first ever coming out website designed for API LGBT individuals.  This project is an effort to help address the lack of resources faced by our community and create a platform through which our stories are shared and celebrated.  In honor of National Coming Out Day tomorrow, we encourage folks to (re)visit the site and share it with your friends, family, and community to help us get these resources in the hands of those who need them most. Janet Mock, author of […]

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Oct, 2014

VICTORY! Supreme Court Lets All Appeals Court Wins Stand

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Momentum for marriage equality continues full force!  Today, the Supreme Court ruled to allow all the circuit court decisions stand that struck down the marriage bans in five states:  Virginia, Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.  That’s 5 more states where same-sex couples will be able to get married!  Thanks and kudos to Lambda Legal and the legal teams behind these amazing victories. API Equality-LA celebrates with our allies today’s ruling; the impact on our communities will be amazing.  API communities are among the fastest-growing in the nation, with Wisconsin and Virginia […]

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Aug, 2014

RSVP for API Equality-LA’s 9th Anniversary Celebration!

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Sunday September 14, 2014 From 1 PM to 4 PM The Village at Ed Gould Plaza 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038 Click here for the flyer!     TICKET PRICES   Member: $30 General: $35   New Membership and Ticket Package: $60 Special Donor Ticket Package:$100 RSVP NOW FOR  API EQUALITY-LA’S 9TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014!   Hosted by the amazing Los Angeles LGBT Center at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, API Equality-LA will be celebrating another year of victories for the community and accomplishments of our organization!We will also be […]

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