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Jun, 2015

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

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* * NEWSFLASH * * 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.  Congratulations to the plaintiffs and attorneys who brought these cases and won this landmark decision and to everyone for many years of  dedicated, hard work to advance equality!!! As an API community, this victory builds […]

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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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Aug, 2014

API Equality-LA and APAIT Announces World Premiere of Two Short Films of Asian American LGBT Pioneers

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PRESS RELEASE / API EQUALITY-LA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / August 5, 2014 Contact: Eileen Ma Executive Director Eileen@apiequalityla.org (213) 580-1800 API Equality-LA and APAIT Announces World Premiere of Two Short Films of Asian American LGBT Pioneers Los Angeles – API Equality-LA and the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) announces a free film screening of API LGBT pioneers Dean Goishi and Russell Leong. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Goishi and Leong, and a brief reception. The screening will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 pm, […]

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Jun, 2014

Join API Equality-LA at LA Pride 2014!

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LA Pride Festival and Parade are almost upon us! It’s your chance to help build the API LGBT movement while having an amazing time meeting other activists and making new friends! Fill your weekend with these awesome volunteer opportunities! SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 API Equality-LA is inviting you to join us at the LA Pride Festival to ensure that API LGBT people are more visible in the community. We will be recruiting new volunteers and supporters. API Equality- LA will provide ALL festival volunteers with a training, a FREE t-shirt, […]

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May, 2014

Join us for API Equality-LA’s Professional Networking Mixer and Mentoring Circles!

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 6 PM – 9 PM Far Bar, Mezzanine Level, 347 E. First Street, Los Angeles (in Little Tokyo), tel. (213) 617-9990 $5.00 per person API Equality-LA will soon be launching a first-of-its-kind series of new programs designed especially for members of the API LGBT community who are interested in pursuing a professional career after graduation. The first event in this series will be a professional mixer and career-based mentoring circles. At the mixer, API LGBT individuals who are planning to pursue a career in various […]

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May, 2014

Long Beach Pride 2014

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Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide, now attracting over 80,000 participants over two days. The Festival Celebration includes seven large dance areas including a main stage which has featured musical artists such as Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Maya, India Arie, and The Village People. Join Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride celebration on May 17 & 18, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. along E. Shoreline Drive. Tickets are $20 […]

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