API Equality-LA | Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality
September General Coalition Meeting


On September 6, 2011, the California Supreme Court heard arguments on whether or not anti-gay forces have the right to defend Proposition 8 in court.  This month, Peter Renn, Staff Attorney from Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people and people in HIV, will speak about the recent hearing and other issues related to the Prop 8 challenges.  Peter will also discuss Obama's new policies on immigration and their impact on the LGBT community and bi-national couples.  Come learn about important new LGBT litigation as well as ask questions of someone as knowledgeable and experienced as Peter.


As always, we will hear exciting reports from the many events API Equality-LA engaged in this past month as well as the groundbreaking activities of our standing and ad hoc committees.  We will also give an update on efforts around protecting the FAIR Education Act.

As we will be serving dinner, RSVP IS REQUIRED.



The Community Room, Asian Pacific American Legal Center

1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 [Map]

(Rooftop parking accessible on Lucas Ave.)



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6:45 PM | Dinner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Meeting



brian@apiequalityla.org | (213) 580-1800



API Equality-LA is also proud to co-sponsor: 
"Honor Thy Children" Program Featuring Al and Jane Nakatani


The epidemic of teen suicides in the past year points out the need to respect all of our differences. The loss of promising young children to suicide from bullying and the life-long damages resulting from frequent beatings and bashings should not be tolerated in our communities. The "Honor Thy Children" program reveals how the process of human and self-denigration diminishes and destroys children and young people. It is a story that teaches us to truly honor and love ALL children. Al and Jane Nakatani, whose tragic family story is documented in their book "Honor Thy Children," will present a program which includes a film describing their family's gripping story. Two of their children died of AIDS, and one was murdered. Self-denigration as applied to the problems of bullying and suicide will be addressed. 



The Japanese American National Museum

369 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 [Map]



Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


For more info, please contact:

Phil Shigekuni at 818-853-1581 | pshig2000@verizon.net

 Harold Kameya at 818-368-2008 | hkameya@gmail.com 


Sponsored by: 

Japanese American National Museum 


Co-sponsored by: 

SFV JACL, NCRR, Chatsworth West United Methodist Church, API PFLAG, APAIT, GAPSN, API Equality-LA



About API Equality



API Equality-LA advocates in the Greater Los Angeles API Community for the fair treatment of LGBT people and marriage equality.



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

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