LGBTQ News

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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.

default_pictureUse Your Sweet Tooth for a Cause–Buy Girl Scout Cookies!

Recently an Asian American young woman from California, named “Taylor,” made a youtube video encouraging folks to boycott Girl Scout cookies. Why? Because the Girl Scouts organization allowed a transgender girl into the fold. Well, the Asian Americans at API Equality-LA support Girls Scouts and their commitment to all girls. Girl Scout Cookie season startsMore…