Press Releases

The following are recent and archived press releases, statements and other information released by  API Equality-LA.

Vietnamese LGBT Contingent Rejected by Tet Parade OrganizersVietnamese LGBT Contingent Rejected by Tet Parade Organizers

The LGBT community members who submitted an application to march in Little Saigon’s Annual Tet festivities were told that they may not participate in this year’s parade, unless they march segregated from the main parade. API Equality-LA denounces exclusionary practices by our leading cultural institutions, which can lead to increased prejudice and inequality. Parades andMore…

default_pictureAPI Equality-LA Applauds President Obama’s LGBT Inclusive Immigration Reform Principles

PRESS RELEASE / API Equality-LA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / January 29, 2013 CONTACT: TOMMY TSENG / TOMMY@APIEQUALITYLA.ORG / (626) 319-4749   API Equality-LA Applauds President Obama’s LGBT Inclusive Immigration Reform Principles Los Angeles – Today, API Equality-LA, a grassroots coalition advancing LGBT civil rights in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, applauds President Obama’s newly released principles on comprehensive immigration reform that include a pathway to citizenship forMore…

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…

Hooray–Prop 8, Go Away!Hooray–Prop 8, Go Away!

  API Equality-LA’s Noel Alumit joined the downtown press conference celebrating the court decision on Prop 8. The evening included speeches by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Rob Reiner and Oscar winning writer Dustin Lance Black. Read more here.

default_pictureAPI Equality-LA Celebrates Federal Court Ruling against Proposition 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7th, 2012 Contact: Noel Alumit noela@apaitonline.org API Equality-LA Celebrates Federal Court Ruling against Proposition 8 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 8More…

default_pictureUse Your Sweet Tooth for a Cause–Buy Girl Scout Cookies!

Recently an Asian American young woman from California, named “Taylor,” made a youtube video encouraging folks to boycott Girl Scout cookies. Why? Because the Girl Scouts organization allowed a transgender girl into the fold. Well, the Asian Americans at API Equality-LA support Girls Scouts and their commitment to all girls. Girl Scout Cookie season startsMore…

API Equality-LA Ready to Defeat Second Attempt to Repeal FAIR Education ActAPI Equality-LA Ready to Defeat Second Attempt to Repeal FAIR Education Act

Los Angeles, CA — On Thursday, November 17, anti-LGBT forces filed paperwork seeking to qualify an initiative on the November 2012 ballot that would remove lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from the historic FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful) Education Act. For years, California law has required social science classes to include theMore…

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Yesterday, anti-equality advocates failed to submit the required number of signatures to place a referendum for the June 2012 ballot to overturn the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act.

<!--:en-->Farewell, Thank You and Welcome!<!--:-->Farewell, Thank You and Welcome!

During this past year, our organization has been very fortunate to have Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong – a strong, smart, and tireless leader – as our inaugural Director. It is with great sadness that we now must announce Jonipher’s departure later this month as he sets off to fulfill his lifelong calling to become theMore…

Aloha to the DirectorAloha to the Director

There are some changes afoot at API Equality-LA. We’re happy to announce the departure of Jonipher as the director of API Equality-LA and welcome two API Equality-LA members who’ll be taking on new staff roles. Read on past the break for the full statements.There are some changes afoot at API Equality-LA. We’re happy to announce the departure of Jonipher as the director of API Equality-LA and welcome two API Equality-LA members who’ll be taking on new staff roles. Read on past the break for the full statements.

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