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  • April is Volunteer Appreciation Month April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
    At API Equality – Northern California, our work is powered by the heart and soul of community members who share our vision. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds offer their time, energy, and skill to our programs and activities. This ...
  • March 2014 Newsletter
    MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER In Loving Memory of Alain Dang Alain Dang was a community leader by example. He helped create API Equality – Northern California, served as a founding board of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), and worked ...
  • Good News! AB1266 Referendum Attempt Fails Good News! AB1266 Referendum Attempt Fails
    On February 24, 2014, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act — California’s new law ensuring that all children have a fair opportunity to succeed in school — failed to qualify for the ballot. California’s School Success and Opportunity ...
  • In Loving Memory of Alain Dang [1976-2014] In Loving Memory of Alain Dang [1976-2014]
    Our staff, interns, and volunteers at API Equality – Northern California are proud to uplift Alain Dang’s life work and legacy of activism. Alain was a community leader by example. He helped create API Equality – Northern California, served as a ...
  • February 2014 Newsletter
    Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones happiness, prosperity, and longevity in the Year of the Horse.  Here’s what’s in store: Summer Internship 2014 Every year, API Equality-Northern California embarks on an intensive summer internship program to develop the ...
  • Living and Leaving a Legacy: Intergenerational Conversations with LGBTQ APIs Living and Leaving a Legacy: Intergenerational Conversations with LGBTQ APIs
    Every year, Stanford University holds the Listen to the Silence conference, a conference that brings together students from the Bay Area and provides a platform for exploring Asian Pacific Islander issues and activism. On January 18th, API Equality – Northern ...
  • Toby Wu Toby Wu
    TOBY WU is a gay Chinese American from New York City. He moved to the Bay Area over 3 years ago to study at Stanford’s Teacher Education Program and is now a first grade teacher at a new charter school ...
  • January 2014 Newsletter
    Our 2014 Commitment At API Equality – Northern California, we believe it is possible for our work to be driven and funded by our community, and true sustainability is our 2014 New Year’s resolution. In 2013, over 400 of you—volunteers and ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Referendum on AB1266 Moves to Full Count
    We’ve been at the edge of our seats with a pressing issue affecting transgender student rights in California. Our friends at the Support All Students Coalition sent out the following press release today regarding the AB 1266 Referendum, which if passed, ...
  • Our 2014 Commitment Our 2014 Commitment
    At API Equality – Northern California, we believe it is possible for our work to be driven and funded by our community, and true sustainability is our 2014 New Year’s resolution. In 2013, over 400 of you—volunteers and supporters–contributed to our work by giving ...
  • Join our Steering Committee Join our Steering Committee
    API Equality – Northern California is looking for daring, dedicated, and enthusiastic people who have a passion for social justice and the LGBTQ API community to join our Steering Committee. Steering Committee members work as a team to make key ...
  • Betty Cao Betty Cao
    BETTY CAO is a 1.5 generation Chinese American who immigrated to New York at the age of six. Currently, Betty is a Community Organizer at Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) providing leadership development for Chinese immigrant parents on ways to ...
  • December 2013 Newsletter
    Whoo-hoo! We are proud to announce that on November 24th, 2013 the API Equality – Northern California team successfully ran 10K for $10K. For some of us, this was our first race ever. For others, this was our first time fundraising and ...
  • Trikone’s Statement on the Indian Supreme Court Decision, Recriminalizing LGBTQ Peoples Trikone's Statement on the Indian Supreme Court Decision, Recriminalizing LGBTQ Peoples
    Recently, the Indian Supreme Court reactivated Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, criminalizing LGBTQ individuals in the country. We stand with Indian LGBTQ activists and allies who work to oppose this oppressive section of the Constitution. Trikone, a non-profit ...
  • A Showcase of Faith – A Reflection by Reverend Nobuaki A Showcase of Faith - A Reflection by Reverend Nobuaki
    I would like, first of all, to express my profound gratitude to those who made the evening’s program possible. I felt the entire evening was as enjoyable as intense and powerful. My wife and I attended the event primarily because we ...
  • Guest Post: When Coming Out Doesn’t Always Feel Like Letting People In: Bisexual Adoptee Identity, Invisibility, and Inclusivity in Asian American Activism Guest Post: When Coming Out Doesn't Always Feel Like Letting People In: Bisexual Adoptee Identity, Invisibility, and Inclusivity in Asian American Activism
     (Note: This post was originally posted at Gazillion Voices) It’s a sunny summer day in Insadong, an art gallery and souvenir shop-filled neighborhood in central Seoul. I’m inquiring about prices with a shop owner as we stumble over each other’s languages, and to ...
  • Trans Day of Remembrance Trans Day of Remembrance
    for all trans* people who are subjected to verbal and physical harassment and emotional and physical violence: We matter! For all trans* people who are continually being misnamed and referred to by inappropriate pronouns just because some cisgender people refuse ...
  • A Celebration of API LGBTQ & Allies’ Stories of Faith A Celebration of API LGBTQ & Allies' Stories of Faith
    We, the members of the Pink Elephant Project have gathered monthly since August to share and explore our stories of faith as Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ and allies. Like Vince, some of us have pieced together our faith stories for the first time. Some ...
  • Our Family, Our Voices: Film Night & Community Roundtable Our Family, Our Voices: Film Night & Community Roundtable
    We are co-sponsoring Our Family, Our Voices: Film Night & Community Roundtable! Come to a screening of a new LGBTQ Immigration storytelling project at 6PM, Thursday, November 21 at the Redstone Building. Refreshments and childcare provided with free registration. Click here ...
  • October Newsletter
    One Story at a Time Vince Crisotomo, a participant of the Pink Elephant Project reflects on our September 21st storytelling and conversations training. “I’ve told my story hundreds of times and the only thing that changes is me. Connecting my story to ...