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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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May, 2014

May General Coalition Meeting: LGBT Rights in China

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Join us on Tuesday, May 13th for API Equality-LA’s May General Coalition Meeting to meet LGBT leaders and organizers from China!  Learn firsthand from on-the-ground LGBT leaders and organizers about their work in China at our next General Coalition Meeting! You will have the opportunity to discuss in small groups with Chinese interns sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center who are working to empower and organize the world’s largest LGBT community. ALSO, join us in celebrating (belatedly) May Day (International Workers’ Rights Day) and Asian LGBT activists from the Restaurant Opportunities […]

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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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