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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

Get Your Tickets! 11th Anniversary: Leading Change

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Ticket Prices Membership Admission: $60 General Admission: $75 Admission & Membership Package: $100 (Includes admission for one person and one year’s membership with API Equality-LA!) Group Tickets: For groups of 10 or more, contact us at contact@apiequalityla.org for discounted pricing. This year we are honoring Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA (AAAJ-LA) and LGBTQ civil rights pioneer Andre’ Ting. AAAJ-LA was instrumental in the creation of API Equality-LA and has played a pivotal role in advancing support for LGBTQ equality in the Asian Pacific American community. Andre’ Ting was a founder of the […]

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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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Jul, 2016

July Newsletter: Give OUT Day, Q&A Space, & upcoming events!

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  The wonderful participants of our Trans Allyship Teach-in this past month! #GiveOUTDay   Tuesday, August 2nd is Give OUT Day, a national 24-hour online fundraising event that unites LGBTQ organizations and donors. API Equality-LA’s work is fueled by our dedicated volunteers, interns, and staff — and your financial support allows us to keep that work going! We aim to raise $7,500 to help fund our internship programs for the upcoming year. Our internship programs give youth from different backgrounds and identities hands-on training with community organizing and activism. Join […]

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Jun, 2016

Mourning Orlando, Resisting Islamophobia

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Dear Members, We are deeply saddened and angered by the violence that unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This attack on queer and trans Latinx and Black people is part of a long legacy in the United States of homophobia and transphobia, racist violence by police and vigilante groups, and fear and hatred of those who are different. We have already seen dangerous, Islamophobic statements that will generate additional hatred and violence toward Muslim communities. To challenge the systems and […]

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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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Jan, 2016

Join us for the 2016 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 117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us as we welcome the Year of the Monkey and provide an LGBT presence at Chinatown’s largest celebration! As the only LGBT contingent in the Golden Dragon Parade, we will march together to show that our movement for equality and the fair treatment for LGBT individuals is stronger than ever! When Assemble at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016. During the […]

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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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Nov, 2015

Share your story on Q&A Space for 2015 by Dec. 1st!

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By many accounts, this year has been a landmark year for the LGBTQ community with victories such as legal nationwide marriage equality and the steadily increasing visibility of trans people in mainstream media. However, these wins do not reflect the stories and priorities of all facets of our lives as LGBTQ Asian American and Pacific Islanders (API). We live at the complicated intersections of oppression based on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and our lived experiences are often not reflected in the stories shared about the LGBTQ narrative. API […]

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Aug, 2015

New Interim ED & 10th Anniversary Celebration Announcement

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Hi API Equality-LA friends, Great news! As you know, we have been preparing for my transition out of my position as API Equality-LA’s Executive Director.  We are pleased to announce our newest staff member, Amita Swadhin as our Interim Executive Director. We’re so happy to have found the perfect person to lead us forward and know she will bring so much to API Equality-LA.Please join me in welcoming Amita! Over the next month, Amita and I will be working closely together to ensure continuity in all our work including our search for […]

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Aug, 2015

Get Ready for 2016 at Crossroads!

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Sat, August 29 9:30 AM AAAJ-LA Community Room 1145 Wilshire Bl, 90017 Registration is required Click HERE to Register RSVP on our Facebook event too! Conservative forces are circulating petitions to place an initiative on the November 2016 ballot that would repeal civil rights protections for transgender people in California.  The measure would ban transgender people from using bathrooms and other facilities which align with their gender identities in all government buildings, including public schools. The “Personal Privacy Protection Act” is one of several anti-transgender initiatives sweeping the country as opponents of equality attempt to find […]

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Jul, 2015

ACTION ALERT: Rally Against Homophobic March in San Gabriel

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Multiple anti-LGBTQ Chinese American churches are marching against marriage equality in the San Gabriel Valley TODAY. TODAY July 19 2:30 PM Del Mar Park and Ride 1753 S. Del Mar Ave San Gabriel, CA 91778 In a statement to the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the US, they condemned the SCOTUS decision and declared “homosexuality a harm to public health.” JOIN US to show that Asian Americans CELEBRATE LGBTQ equality and oppose the prejudice, fear, and misinformation that fuels homophobia in the API community.API Equality-LA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los […]

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Jun, 2015

WE WON! Supreme Court Rules for Marriage Equality in All States!

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The Supreme Court just delivered its decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, ruling in a 5-4 decision that the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires all states to license same-sex couples to marry and to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states–an unqualified victory for marriage equality throughout the country.

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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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