API Equality-LA!
API Equality-LA is a 2011 LA Pride Honoree!

To celebrate this historic event, we are popping the champagne cork at tonight's General Coalition meeting (info below). We will also have cake. Come join the fun!

API Equality-LA

Connie Norman Award

The Connie Norman Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding achievement in fostering racial, ethnic, religious and gender unity within the LGBT community. This award is named for transsexual Connie Norman, who fought tirelessly for the rights of people with HIV/AIDS.

The first step to making a difference is believing you can. Asian Pacific Islander Equality-Los Angeles (API Equality-LA) is doing more than believing, they are making that difference.

API Equality-LA was founded in 2005 in response to protests against marriage equality by Chinese Christians in the San Gabriel Valley," said Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. "API Equality-LA has tirelessly advocated in the Asian/Pacific Islander community for marriage equality and the fair treatment of lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

API Equality-LA has demonstrated significant impact within the Asian Pacific Islander community. "For example, exit poll data from the 2000 (Prop 22) and 2008 (Prop 8) elections show that API voters shifted in favor of marriage equality at a much more rapid pace than the general electorate or other communities of color," Wang said.

Since 2008, API Equality-LA has raised enough funds to hire an Executive Director and conduct research on messaging to API voters. They have placed op-eds in ethnic newspapers and built relationships through service projects with API churches.

API Equality-LA co-founded Q*POC-LA (Queer People of Color-LA), with Latino Equality Alliance and Jordan Rustin Coalition. Q*POC-LA focuses on communities of color raising the profile of people of color within the LGBT community, uniting API, African American and Latinos LGBT people in a unique collaborative effort.

Christopher Street West is proud to present the Connie Norman Award to API Equality-LA. CSW recognizes their outstanding achievements in its work within various ethnic communities and their efforts to build bridges and gain marriage equality for the entire LGBT community.


General Coalition Meeting Info

Join us as Dave Fleischer from Vote for Equality at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center gives a presentation on asking our own network to financially supp

ort the wonderful work API Equality-LA is doing! This training will be followed by an actual phone bank on May 15.

We will also have an update from our committees, who will be discussing their recent work as well as exciting new opportunities to get involved with the movement!

Please note that for this month, we will be meeting at The Village instead of APALC. As we will be serving dinner, PLEASE RSVP NOW.



The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

1125 N. McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038 [Map]

(Street and limited lot parking will be available.)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

6:45 PM | Dinner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM |Meeting


contact@apiequalityla.org| (213) 290-5535

About API Equality-LA


API Equality-LA advocates in the Greater Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and marriage equality.


To create a society that celebrates the loves and lives of all people--free from discrimination and injustice.


API Equality - LA
1145 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 107
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1900
Ph: (213) 290 5535
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