default_pictureJustice for Michael Brown

API Equality-LA stands with those calling for justice for Michael Brown.  The failure to achieve a grand jury indictment of police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown is yet another indication that our criminal justice system must be reformed. This result is further proof that the system as a whole does not work for those locked out ofMore…

STOP KISSSTOP KISS

STOP KISS marks The Playhouse directorial debut of Seema Sueko, who joined The Playhouse staff in January 2014.  Originally produced Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, with a cast including Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht, this critically acclaimed play received the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production.  STOP KISS tells the story of Sara and Callie, whoMore…

Okaeri this Saturday!Okaeri this Saturday!

http://www.okaeri-la.org/ OKAERI, meaning “Welcome Home” in Japanese, is a one-day gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals, family and allies  –  Who seek to find support and resources, information and motivation, –  Who wish to connect with others to build greater inclusion in the Nikkei community, –  Those who want to learn moreMore…

Last Day to Register to Vote in CA!Last Day to Register to Vote in CA!

Last chance to register to vote! Click on the following link to register online: http://registertovote.ca.gov/ Other languages also available: Español Spanish 中文 Chinese हिन्दी Hindi 日本語 Japanese ខ្មែរ Khmer 한국어 Korean Tagalog ภาษาไทย Thai Tiếng Việt Vietnamese

Support API Equality-LA by Shopping with iGive!Support API Equality-LA by Shopping with iGive!

What is iGive? iGive is essentially a store rebate program where iGive members have the opportunity to donate their rebate to their chosen cause. How do I contribute $5 to API Equality-LA for free? Sign up befor December 15, 2014 at: http://www.iGive.com/APIEquality-LA How do I use iGive to contribute even more? Install the iGive button onMore…

Mohammed to MayaMohammed to Maya

Mohammed to Maya follows Maya’s journey as she undergoes sexual reassignment surgery in Thailand. It explores how religion, culture and gender collide in her own life. The film screening will be followed by a Trans 101 workshop and a panel discussion.The screening will be taking place at the Artesia Community Center. trans-poster-01

Five Conversations About One Thing > Coming OutFive Conversations About One Thing > Coming Out

Join us on Tuesday, October 21, 7pm-9pm at 3rd Floor 1730 W Olympic Bl, 90015 This guided discussion group will spotlight lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer current events and successes related to coming out in athletics, family, religion, romance, and work or school. All are welcome and food is complimentary at this free event.More…

default_pictureApply to be a Health Justice Organizing Intern TODAY!

Do you care deeply about the health disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities? Are you or someone you know facing significant barriers to accessing affordable health insurance? Want to work with and within your communities to create positive change? Here’s your chance. For far too long,More…

default_pictureSupport Our Vietnamese LGBT Allies in the OC!

Instructions from the the organizers…. PARADE GATHERING PLACE: This is NOT a protest. This is a peaceful participation in a community event. Sun Feb 10 8:30am 9200 Bolsa Ave (Phuoc Loc Tho / Asian Garden Mall) www.vietlgbt.org Please look for balloons, yellow t-shirts for human rights, and signs. They will participate in the parade holding signsMore…

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_picturePartnership of Vietnamese LGBT Orgnizations Organizes a Booth at UVSA Tet Festival, Conducts Gay Vietnamese History Campaign, Press Conference, and Aims to March in Tet Parade 2013

ORANGE COUNTY (CA) – Mung Xuan Quy Ty 2013! –The Partnership of Viet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Organizations invites all to participate in their Fourth Annual Tet Events in support of Viet LGBTs. This year’s UVSA Tet Festival theme “Swift as a Snake.” The Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations invites all to supportMore…

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…

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

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 intoMore…

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.

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