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Jul, 2012

API Equality-LA at the 626 Night Market!

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Join API Equality-LA at the 2nd 626 Night Market on Saturday, July 28, 2012! Known as Southern California’s first Asian night market, 626 Night Market is taking place in the heart of Pasadena at Centennial Square in front of City Hall and is expecting between 15,000-25,000 people to attend. Come enjoy the festivities, talk to community members, and change hearts and minds for equality with API Equality-LA!   Where: Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hill 100 N. Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 [Map] When: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Shifts: Shift […]

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Jul, 2012

API Equality-LA Volunteer Orientation

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Have you been wanting to do more for the API LGBT community? Here’s your chance! Join API Equality-LA at noon on Saturday, July 28, 2012 for our VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION! This is your opportunity to: Get informed about API LGBTQ issues Learn how to make a difference in our community Meet and work with seasoned API activists Become part of the API Equality-LA family Only by working together can we change the hearts and minds of the API community around LGBT equality. Come learn, get active, and make this change with us! As lunch will […]

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Jul, 2012

Faith Committee Meeting

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The Faith Committee meeting is on Wednesday, July 12, 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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Jul, 2012

Immigration Panel Highlights Fight for Recognition

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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, and talk about what they are doing to make a difference and how you can help! See more clips from this panel on our YouTube page! –  API Equality- LA is a volunteer-driven organization that works […]

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Jul, 2012

API Equality-LA 7th Anniversary: Celebrating Togetherness

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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, and API Equality-LA has been honored to stand together with you the last seven years. We’re proud to be celebrating another year of great work and amazing shifts toward LGBT equality. As we rejoice in […]

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Jun, 2012

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

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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. We want to ensure that these courageous, outrageous, and sometimes hilarious stories are preserved and shared for generations to come. On June 17 at 2 p.m., at the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, API […]

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Jun, 2012

Why I Care: Pride volunteers get personal

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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 the day, from our breakfast, to the parade, to our booth at the festival. When we conceived of this project to find out why our volunteers were involved, I already knew my answer: because API Equality-LA […]

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Jun, 2012

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

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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. We want to ensure that these courageous, outrageous, and sometimes hilarious stories are preserved and shared for generations to come. On June 17 at 2 p.m., at the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, API […]

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Jun, 2012

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

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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 celebrate LA Pride, parade-style! This is an amazing opportunity to be PART of the parade while meeting other amazing API LGBT activists! When: 9 AM on Sunday, June 10, 2012 Where: 1032 N. Ogden Dr., West […]

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May, 2012

API Equality-LA Reaches Out to Manny Pacquiao

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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.” API Equality-LA makes Marriage Equality and the fair treatment of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders a priority in their advocacy work. The organization which focuses on the Asian and Pacific Islander communities has many Filipino […]

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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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