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May, 2012

…And About Manny Pacquiao

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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 were going to touch, because being Filipino American, a great majority of our members are Roman Catholic,” he said. Gay groups lobbied hard and said past discrimination against the Filipino community was similar to what gays […]

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May, 2012

Activist of the Month: Elis Im

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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 talent to advancing our mission. We’re proud to share 5 minutes with API Equality-LA: Elis Im. She is our May 2012 Activist of the Month! Congrats on being chosen by API Equality-LA (APIELA) as the Activist of the […]

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Apr, 2012

Sisters Standing Up for Love

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  Sisters Standing Up for Love Sunday, April 22 You are cordially invited to Sisters Standing Up for Love – a reception fundraiser celebrating LGBT equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Emceed by the amazing Tamlyn Tomita, Sisters Standing Up for Love proudly honors: Dr. Alice Y. Hom, co-editor of Q & A: Queer in Asian America and Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Jennifer C. Pizer, Esq., Legal Director at the Williams Institute and co-author of California’s broad domestic partnership law Mia F. Yamamoto, Esq., CO-Chair […]

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Apr, 2012

Sisters Standing Up for Love $1200 for 2012 Matching Challenge

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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. We are donating $1,200 toward a full year of progress and victories in 2012 and asking all of you to help match this. To the honorees, Mia, Jenny and Alice, we are humbled by all […]

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Apr, 2012

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

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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 provided in this safe place to chat. How Do I Tell Them? will be on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 12pm-4pm at the La Romeria Park Community Building, 19501 Inglewood Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90503. For more […]

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Apr, 2012

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

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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 provided in this safe place to chat. How Do I Tell Them? will be on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 12pm-4pm at the La Romeria Park Community Building, 19501 Inglewood Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90503. For more […]

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Apr, 2012

Sisters Standing Up For Love

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Sisters Standing Up for Love Sunday, April 22 You are cordially invited to Sisters Standing Up for Love – a reception fundraiser celebrating LGBT equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Emceed by the amazing Tamlyn Tomita, Sisters Standing Up for Love proudly honors: Dr. Alice Y. Hom, co-editor of Q & A: Queer in Asian America and Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Jennifer C. Pizer, Esq., Legal Director at the Williams Institute and co-author of California’s broad domestic partnership law Mia F. Yamamoto, Esq., CO-Chair of […]

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Apr, 2012

Activist of the Month: Marissa Kitazawa

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A majority of API Equality-LA’s work is done through each of our all-volunteer committees. API Equality-LA wouldn’t be the leading API LGBT organization that it is today without the contributions of all of our volunteer activists. Most of that work happens without any reward. To recognize stellar volunteer activists, the media & website committee selects a monthly Activist of the Month. We feature them on our website by asking them to answer a few questions, some serious and some fun. Get to know some of the incredible people that devote their […]

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Mar, 2012

Joint Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association and API Equality-LA Mixer

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Join members of Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association & API Equality-LA as we socialize and network while enjoying happy hour at Weiland’s. This is also a great opportunity to learn about and meet members from each organization. When: Thursday, March 29th, 5:30~9:00PM Save to: Where: Weiland Brewery Restaurant (Across the street from the Japanese American National Museum) 400 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 [Google Map Link] Contact: Tommy Tseng Tommy@apiequalityla.org 213-580-1800

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Mar, 2012

API Equality-LA Reacts to Anti-Equality Advocates’ Change in Strategy

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Los Angeles, CA —The histories of African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Latinos are recognized as contributors to the building of this great state. Unfortunately, there were other groups who were left out. The California Legislature and Governor Brown recognized this disparity by signing the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act into law. The FAIR Education Act would recognize other minorities as contributors to our state’s history, particularly the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities. Anti-equality advocates filed papers and started a petition to repeal FAIR, […]

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Mar, 2012

Joint Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association and API Equality-LA Mixer

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Join members of Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association & API Equality-LA as we socialize and network while enjoying happy hour at Weiland’s. This is also a great opportunity to learn about and meet members from each organization. When: Thursday, March 29th, 5:30~9:00PM Save to: Where: Weiland Brewery Restaurant (Across the street from the Japanese American National Museum) 400 E. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 [Google Map Link] Contact: Tommy Tseng Tommy@apiequalityla.org (213) 580-1800

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Mar, 2012

Legendary Bingo with API Equality-LA

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Celebrities, drag queens, food, drinks, and bingo – what more can you ask for? Bingo it out with API Equality-LA for a riveting night of fun and friends! There will be ten rounds of bingo, each with an amazing prize. When: Wednesday, March 14th at 9:00PM (Come early as seats fill up quickly!) Where: Hamburger Mary’s 8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA Cost: $20 Suggested Donation (includes 10 regular bingo game cards (for nine regular games) and two grand prize bingo game cards (for one grand prize game) Contact:  Tommy […]

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Mar, 2012

Legendary Bingo with API Equality-LA

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Celebrities, drag queens, food, drinks, and bingo – what more can you ask for? Bingo it out with API Equality-LA for a riveting night of fun and friends! There will be ten rounds of bingo, each with an amazing prize. When: Wednesday, March 14th at 9:00PM (Come early as seats fill up quickly!) Where: Hamburger Mary’s 8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA Cost: $20 Suggested Donation (includes 10 regular bingo game cards (for nine regular games) and two grand prize bingo game cards (for one grand prize game) Contact:  Tommy Tseng […]

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Feb, 2012

Faith Committee Meeting

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The Faith Committee meeting is on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  Led by Co-Chairs Alex H. Fukui and Ezra Evangelista, the Faith Committee works to engage API Christian and Buddhist congregations. The meeting is taking place at the APALC Non-Profit Center, located at 1137 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.  There is rooftop parking available (at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, located at 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017) as well as street parking. If you’re entering the building from the rooftop parking, please go through the entrance OPPOSITE of the awning.  As a […]

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Feb, 2012

Activist of the Month: Manny Cabacungan

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A majority of API Equality-LA’s work is done through each of our all-volunteer committees. API Equality-LA wouldn’t be the leading API LGBT organization that it is today without the contributions of all of our volunteer activists. Most of that work happens without any reward. To recognize stellar volunteer activists, the media & website committee selects a monthly Activist of the Month. We feature them on our website by asking them to answer a few questions, some serious and some fun. Get to know some of the incredible people that devote their […]

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Feb, 2012

Fundraising Committee Meeting

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The Fundraising Committee meeting is on Monday, February 13, 2012, 2012 at 6:30 PM.  Led by co-chairs Yvonne Teruya and Steven Truong, this committee organizes fundraising events (e.g., house parties, Bingo nights, restaurant mixers, etc). The meeting is taking place at the APALC Non-Profit Center, located at 1137 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.  There is rooftop parking available (at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, located at 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017) as well as street parking. If you’re entering the building from the rooftop parking, please go through the entrance OPPOSITE of the awning.  As […]

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Feb, 2012

Public Education Committee Meeting

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The Public Education Committee meeting is on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  Led by co-chairs Tran Le and Lori Lopez, this 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 LGBT issues among their friends, families, and constituents. The meeting is taking place at the APALC Non-Profit Center, located at 1137 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.  There is rooftop parking available (at the Asian Pacific American Legal […]

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Feb, 2012

Media and Website Committee Meeting

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The Media and Website Committee meeting is on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7 PM.  Led by Co-Chairs Noel Alumit and Alan Chan, this committee develops relationships with Asian journalists, places articles in ethnic media, and produces content for our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. The meeting is taking place at the APALC Non-Profit Center, located at 1137 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.  There is rooftop parking available (at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, located at 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017) as well as street parking. If you’re entering the building from the rooftop parking, please go […]

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Feb, 2012

API Equality-LA Celebrates Federal Court Ruling against Proposition 8

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Los Angeles – API Equality-LA applauds today’s Ninth Circuit court decision that Proposition 8 violates the basic constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples. As Marshall Wong, co-chair of API Equality-LA’s steering committee, states, “Proposition 8 harms loving gay and lesbian couples and their families, while helping no one. Today’s decision affirms the mainstream Asian American community’s support for marriage equality. In fact, many Asian American elected officials are strong supporters of marriage equality, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblymember Mike Eng, State Senator Ted Lieu, State Senator Carol Liu, School […]

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