API Equality-LA News

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…

Why I Care: Pride volunteers get personalWhy I Care: Pride volunteers get personal

By Sonia Fang To celebrate LA Pride 2012, API Equality-LA wanted to find out what motivates our dedicated group of volunteers to be involved: whether that meant specifically in API Equality- LA or in activism and community events. As a member of the Social Media Committee, I talked to many of our volunteers throughout theMore…

Honoring Our Heroes: A Film Screening and Panel on Our API LGBT PioneersHonoring Our Heroes: A Film Screening and Panel on Our API LGBT Pioneers

In celebration of LGBT Heritage Month, join us to launch API Equality-LA’s Asian American Lesbian and Gay Pioneers Project. Our newest initiative is conducting filmed interviews with the earliest Asian American LGBT activists in Los Angeles. Although their stories are not well-known, Asian Americans participated actively in the nascent LGBT civil rights movement in Southern California.More…

March with API Equality-LA at the LA Pride Parade!March with API Equality-LA at the LA Pride Parade!

Who doesn’t love a good parade?! March with API Equality-LA along with other members of the Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council (APIPC) in the LA Pride Parade on Sunday, June 10, 2012! We will be meeting at 9 PM for a FREE hearty breakfast near the start of the parade before heading off to celebrateMore…

default_pictureAPI Equality-LA Reaches Out to Manny Pacquiao

Los Angeles, CA —Manny Pacquiao is arguably the most famous Filipino person in the world today. API Equality-LA Steering Committee member Noel Alumit said, “Mr. Pacquiao has uplifted the spirit of Filipinos all over the world, including mine. That’s why I was concerned by his comments on gay marriage. Young people look up to him.”More…

default_picture…And About Manny Pacquiao

Recently, we have been dismayed by comments by a certain Filipino boxer and his criticism of Barack Obama’s pro gay marriage stance. Fortunately, he’s not the only Filipino who matters. In a 2009 Reuters article, Arnold Pamplona, then president of the Philippine American Bar Association said this about gay marriage: “That wasn’t something we wereMore…

Activist of the Month: Elis ImActivist of the Month: Elis Im

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…

default_pictureSisters Standing Up for Love $1200 for 2012 Matching Challenge

Sisters Standing Up for Love $1200 for 2012 Matching Challenge Friends & Supporters of API Equality-LA, We are thrilled to celebrate API Equality-LA again this year and its groundbreaking, important work.  In special recognition of the three amazing honorees–all of whom we love dearly–we are reaching out to the API Equality-LA community with a challenge.More…

How Do I Tell Them?  A Coming Out Workshop for Asian and Pacific IslandersHow Do I Tell Them? A Coming Out Workshop for Asian and Pacific Islanders

Los Angeles (CA) – On April 15, 2012, API Equality-LA presents How Do I Tell Them?, a coming out workshop for Asian and Pacific Islanders. Meeting your parents’ expectations can be hard enough. But what if you’re gay, lesbian or bisexual? Come explore questions about coming out with other LGBT folks. Food will be providedMore…

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