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Mar, 2014

April General Coalition Meeting: Filipino American LGBT Experiences!

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Focus on Filipinos There are nearly 375,000 Filipino Americans living in Los Angeles County alone, the largest concentration in the U.S.  After Chinese, Filipinos are the second largest Asian American ethnic group, locally and nation-wide.  Between 2000 and 2010 the number of Filipinos in the U.S. increased by nearly 40%.  At our April general meeting, API Equality-LA and Barangay-LA will present a special panel discussion on this vibrant and rapidly growing community. Featured panelists include: Christopher Villanueva, President and Editor in Chief of Daniel Magazine, a new publication devoted to elevating gay Asian men. A native of […]

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Mar, 2014

Volunteer with API Equality-LA at the Thai Songkran Festival in Hollywood!

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Volunteer with us at the Thai Songkran Festival!  We need your help! Join API Equality-LA in outreaching to the Thai community at the Thai New Year Songkran Festival in Thai Town. Sign up for a shift today and help us reach as many APIs and supporters as we can. We invite you to join our team of volunteers who will be out talking to festival participants about equality for the LGBT community. This is the perfect event for new volunteers. Come talk to community members, meet fellow activists, having an amazing time, and receive a Free API Equality-LA […]

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Mar, 2014

March Outreach and Recruitment Meeting

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Want to help educate the API community about supporting LGBT equality? This is your chance! Join us at our Outreach and Recruitment Committee to help plan outreach events and to talk to API people about LGBT issues.

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Mar, 2014

Apply to be our Marketing & Communications Intern

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API Equality-LA Marketing and Communications Internship Program API Equality-LA’s Marketing and Communications internship program will introduce individuals who are passionate about equal rights for Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities to marketing as a means of community organizing and advocacy work.  The program will develop the selected intern’s skills to advance LGBT equality work in the API community using best practices in the fields of marketing and communications, including public relations, digital marketing and other areas of expertise. The program provides opportunities to […]

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Feb, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Anti-Transgender Youth Referendum FAILS TO QUALIFY for the Nov. 2014 Ballot

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The California Secretary of State’s Office today announced that opponents of the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266) have failed to collect enough valid signatures to place a referendum on the November ballot to overturn the new law.  AB 1266 mandates that California public schools must permit transgender students to participate in school sports and utilize facilities that are consistent with their gender identity. Prior to the state law, the Los Angeles Unified School District and other jurisdictions already had similar policies in place.  API Equality-LA is heartened that […]

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Feb, 2014

Los Angeles Lantern Festival – Volunteer With Us!

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API Equality-LA invites you to join us in Downtown L.A. for the 13thAnnual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. This exciting community event marks the closing of the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, beautiful lanterns, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, food trucks and a beer garden. On Saturday, March 1st, API Equality-LA will be talking to festival-goers to make sure that API folks are an active, vocal and visible part of the fight for LGBT rights. In order to do that, we will be identifying supporters and recruiting […]

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Feb, 2014

Outreach with API Equality-LA at the San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Festival!

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22nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival February 8, 2014 Lunar New Year celebrations are just getting started! API Equality-LA will be doing outreach in Alhambra for the  22nd  ANNUAL  LUNAR  NEW YEAR  FESTIVAL on Saturday, February 8th, 2014.  We have three shifts available throughout the day (starting from 10 AM – 5 PM), so sign up for one or more shifts and spend the day changing the hearts and minds of our community members for LGBT equality! This is your chance to make a difference, meet fellow activists, and have an amazing time! Are you a Chinese […]

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Feb, 2014

Lunar New Year Banquet

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API Equality-LA rings in the Year of the Horse at our Annual Lunar New Year Banquet, to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Once again, members of API Equality-LA and our friends and allies will parade through the streets of Los Angeles’ Chinatown in the 115th Annual Golden Dragon Seafood Restaurant. Following the parade, we will cap off the day’s festivities with a bountiful ten-course banquet and celebration at Golden Dragon Seafood Restaurant. LOCATION Golden Dragon Parade 960 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEN-COURSE BANQUET MENU: Peking Duck […]

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Feb, 2014

March with API Equality-LA at the 115th Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade!

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 You are invited to march with API Equality-LA in the 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year!  Join us as we welcome the Year of the Horse 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 1, 2014.  During the pre-parade assembly, we will provide limited quantities of […]

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Dec, 2013

Fundraising Committee Meeting

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Led by chair Tracy Zhao, the Fundraising Committee serves to increase and diversify API Equality-LA’s funding streams through signature events such as Sisters Standing Up for Love, which honors the work of women activists in our community, and smaller events, such as karaoke nights and house parties. This meeting is open to the public. Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles 1137 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 For more information about our committees, please visit API Equality-LA Committees. There is free parking available […]

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Dec, 2013

Outreach and Recruitment Committee Meeting

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Led by chair Kat Khommarath, the Outreach and Recruitment Committee plans visibility events such as the Chinatown Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade and the CSW Los Angeles Pride Parade as well as one-on-one outreach at cultural and community events such as the San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Festival, the Festival of Pilipino Arts and Culture, and the Thai New Year Festival in Hollywood, this committee recruits supporters, endorsers, and new volunteers. This meeting is open to the public. Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles 1137 Wilshire Blvd. Los […]

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Dec, 2013

Public Education Committee Meeting

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Led by co-chairs Danny Batimana and Sanjay Chhugani the Public Education Committee  conducts speaker trainings (sometimes in multiple languages) to enable our volunteers to address the media, API organizations, conferences, classes, and churches. The committee also plans educational events to empower our supporters with information to build support for marriage equality among their friends, families, and constituents. This meeting is open to the public. Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles 1137 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 For more information about […]

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Dec, 2013

Public Education Committee Meeting

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Led by co-chairs Danny Batimana, Almas Fatima, and Sanjay Chhugani the Public Education Committee  conducts speaker trainings (sometimes in multiple languages) to enable our volunteers to address the media, API organizations, conferences, classes, and churches. The committee also plans educational events to empower our supporters with information to build support for marriage equality among their friends, families, and constituents. This meeting is open to the public. Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Non-Profit Center 1137 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 For more […]

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Nov, 2013

Apply to be a Health Justice Organizing Intern TODAY!

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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, APIs and LGBT people have faced significant barriers to accessing quality and affordable health care, with both communities disproportionately uninsured due to lack of access and education and from discrimination. Under the new health care […]

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Nov, 2013

Q&A Space is LIVE!

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During the Summer of 2012, two of our summer interns Hertz Alegrio and Shelly Chen began a project to document the stories of LGBT APIs. Now, over a year later of meetings, web design, and story collection, their initial project has eventually become what it is today: Q&A Space, a dedicated coming out resource website for API LGBTQs. Q&A Space is the first ever coming out resource website specifically for LGBT Asian Pacific Islanders with multimedia stories, coming out advice, translated resources for parents, and more. Q&A is a play […]

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Sep, 2013

API Equality-LA’s 8th Anniversary: Toast to our victory!

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This year marks API Equality-LA’s 8th year anniversary and we have much to celebrate with the overturning of California’s Proposition 8 and striking down of DOMA! Thanks to 8 years of one-on-one conversations, community workshops, phone banks to our voters and elected officials and generous donations by supporters like you, same-sex couples in California can now marry whom they love.   We invite you to join us in celebrating this very special occasion with us at API Equality-LA’s 8th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 2-5 […]

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Aug, 2013

Join us at OUT on the Mountain!

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API Equality-LA invites you to Out on the Mountain, the annual Magic Mountain GLBT Private Party, this Friday, September 20th.  The Party is closed to the general public for this special gay and gay-friendly event (no regular tickets or season passes accepted)! All ages. Doors open 6pm-1am. Special Park Hours: 6pm-12am (Rides) 6pm-1am (Dance Party) Online Ticket Prices: $39.00 (Saved $11.00 Off $50 Door Price) $52.00 W/ Meal (includes all-you-can-eat 1/4 lb. cheeseburgers, chili cheese hot dogs, BBQ baked beans, kernel corn, and sodas from 7-9pm) $150 VIP (includes “front-of-line” access to […]

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Jul, 2013

Legendary Bingo with API Equality-LA!

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You’re invited to LEGENDARY BINGO benefiting API Equality-LA! Join us for a night of great company, delicious foods & drinks, and of course BINGO! WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Doors open at 9 pm (come early as seats fill up quickly!) WHERE: Hamburger Mary’s 8288 Santa Monica Blvd- at Sweetzer in West Hollywood Full menu and bar $20.00 Suggested Donation (includes 10 regular bingo game cards (for nine regular games) and two grand prize bingo game cards (for one grand prize game) RSVP/Questions: tran@apiequalityla.org

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Jun, 2013

API Equality-LA and API Equality-Northern California Celebrate the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 Decisions!

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For Immediate Release 6/26/2013 Media Contacts: Northern California: Monna Wong, Executive Director, API Equality-Northern California, 415-274-6750, monna@apiequalitync.org Southern California: Eileen Ma, Executive Director, API Equality-LA, 323-680-2485, eileen@apiequalityla.org API Equality-LA and API Equality-Northern California Celebrate Supreme Court rulings striking down DOMA and rejecting an appeal to revive Prop 8 in CA Los Angeles – API Equality–LA and API Equality – Northern California applaud today’s two Supreme Court rulings. U.S. v. Windsor strikes down section 3 of DOMA enabling married same-sex couples to access equal Federal benefits like all married couples. Hollingsworth v. Perry rejects an appeal by […]

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