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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 Applauds President Obama’s LGBT Inclusive Immigration Reform Principles

PRESS RELEASE / API Equality-LA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / January 29, 2013 CONTACT: TOMMY TSENG / TOMMY@APIEQUALITYLA.ORG / (626) 319-4749   API Equality-LA Applauds President Obama’s LGBT Inclusive Immigration Reform Principles Los Angeles – Today, API Equality-LA, a grassroots coalition advancing LGBT civil rights in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, applauds President Obama’s newly released principles on comprehensive immigration reform that include a pathway to citizenship forMore…

How Do I Tell Them? Coming Out for Asians and Pacific IslandersHow Do I Tell Them? Coming Out for Asians and Pacific Islanders

Meeting your family’s expectations can be hard enough, but what if you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual? The coming out experience for API LGBT youth is often difficult due to cultural and language barriers that prevent us from connecting with our families. For many API LGBT youth and students, we feel we might disappoint our familiesMore…

Activist of the Month: Ryan KhamkongsayActivist of the Month: Ryan Khamkongsay

API Equality-LA wouldn’t be the leading API LGBT organization today without the contributions of our stellar volunteer activists. Each month, it is our great pleasure to recognize one of them as our Activist of the Month. Join us as we get to know these incredible people who devote so much of their time and talentMore…

Activist of the Month: Loni ShibuyamaActivist of the Month: Loni Shibuyama

API Equality-LA wouldn’t be the leading API LGBT organization today without the contributions of our stellar volunteer activists. Each month, it is our great pleasure to recognize one of them as our Activist of the Month. Join us as we get to know these incredible people who devote so much of their time and talentMore…

&: Queer API Intersections Storytelling Project&: Queer API Intersections Storytelling Project

API Equality-LA is inviting you to share your unique experiences and stories with us!  Across the country, queer Asian and Pacific Islander youth face the unique challenge of navigating multiple, complex identities.  However, our stories and struggles often go unrecognized in not only mainstream media, but society at large as well.  &: Queer API IntersectionsMore…

default_pictureApply for EMPOWER YOU(TH): API Equality-LA’s Student Civic Engagement Internship

Want to make a difference in this year’s election while earning a scholarship? Want to learn how to engage in the political process? Want to work with your communities, campus, and peers to create change? Here’s your chance. API Equality-LA’s EMPOWER YOU(TH)! Student Civic Engagement Internship serves to provide Asian and Pacific Islander students (agesMore…

Immigration Panel Highlights Fight for RecognitionImmigration Panel Highlights Fight for Recognition

With the announcement of President Obama’s recent immigration policy known as Deferred Action, the need to bring attention to how immigration affects API LGBT people is more crucial than ever. API Equality-LA assembled a diverse panel of speakers on July 10th to share their varied experiences on immigration, discuss the impact of Deferred Action, andMore…

default_pictureAPI Equality-LA 7th Anniversary: Celebrating Togetherness

Join us for API Equality-LA’s 7th Anniversary: Celebrating Togetherness. Progress in our movement has been gained only because we have worked together, and our work really has been all about bringing people together — couples in love, families in harmony, communities in acceptance and understanding, movements in unity. None of us can achieve anything alone,More…

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