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  • November is Volunteer Appreciation Month! November is Volunteer Appreciation Month!
    Join our runners after the Berkeley Half Marathon/10K for a community brunch in West Berkeley. Everyone is invited to celebrate a year of wellness for ourselves, our community, and our organization! This is also a special moment for us to ...
  • What’s next? What's next?
    It has been quite a year. The Supreme Court ruled in our favor on DOMA and Prop 8, Governor Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266) into law, and immigration reform has been quite the ...
  • 10K for $10K Community Brunch 10K for $10K Community Brunch
    Join our runners after the Berkeley Half Marathon/10K for a community brunch in West Berkeley. Everyone is invited to celebrate a year of wellness for ourselves, our community, and our organization! RSVP here.  Our team of 12 is gearing up to run ...
  • The Need to Be The Need to Be
    My name is Vincent Anthony Crisostomo. I am a 52-year-old Gay Chamorro Man and I have been living with HIV for over 26 years.  I was diagnosed with AIDS, a potentially fatal condition, in 1995.  Unlike many of my friends ...
  • WESLEY UMC SAN JOSE CELEBRATES MILESTONE DECISION TO BE A RECONCILING CHURCH WESLEY UMC SAN JOSE CELEBRATES MILESTONE DECISION TO BE A RECONCILING CHURCH
    We’re proud to celebrate a milestone decision made from Wesley United Methodist Church, a Japanese-American church in San Jose, CA. On Monday, October 21, 2013, they unanimously voted to become a “reconciling congregation,” committing themselves to reconciliation in order to ...
  • 10K for $10K Community bRUNch! (SUN, 11/24/13) 10K for $10K Community bRUNch! (SUN, 11/24/13)
    We believe that community wellness and personal well-being go hand in hand, which is why we’re launching our 10k for $10k Campaign.  API Equality – Northern California staff, leaders, and supporters will run the inaugural Berkeley Half Marathon while raising ...
  • The Dragon Fruit Project The Dragon Fruit Project
    “Working with the Dragon Fruit project as a transcriber has been an opportunity for me to self-reflect on my identity as a queer Asian, connect with others, and hear compelling histories of love and activism unfold. These stories are so ...
  • PARTICIPANT CALL-OUT: OUR FAMILIES | OUR VOICES PARTICIPANT CALL-OUT: OUR FAMILIES | OUR VOICES
    Calling all LGBTQ IMMIGRANTS! Inspire change by sharing your story! Our Family Coalition and other community partners invite you to join our new LGBTQ Immigration oral history project.
  • Sending off our 2013 interns Sending off our 2013 interns
    Summer Intern 2010 Current Steering Committee  Thank you to everyone who celebrated our fourth wave of amazing interns! With a packed community room filled with friends and family, the interns and staff shared their appreciations and the value of LGBTQ API advocacy ...
  • LGBTQ IMMIGRATION PANEL | St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church | September 12th: 6pm-8pm LGBTQ IMMIGRATION PANEL | St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church | September 12th: 6pm-8pm
    For over three months API Equality – Northern California has partnered with ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights Through Education) to educate the public on fair and humane immigration reform. As an end-of-summer event, we wanted to gather our community ...
  • Breakthrough Conversations Breakthrough Conversations
    Breakthrough Conversations is a statewide coalition project. A Breakthrough Conversation is a conversation that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people or straight allies have with non-LGBT people in their lives (e.g., a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague). We believe that ...
  • Our Families Matter Our Families Matter
    Updates August 2013 – API Equality – Northern California intern Sammie invites you to an LGBTQ Immigration Panel. July 2013 – ASPIRE Leader May Liang reflects on outreach event. This summer, we’ve partnered with ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) to work ...
  • Our Families Matter Our Families Matter
    July has been a very active and engaging month for ASPIRE and API Equality Northern California about immigration reform. Since the beginning of the collaboration between the two organizations, we have collected more than 450 postcards in support of improving ...
  • The Pink Elephant Project The Pink Elephant Project
    The Network on Religion and Justice for LGBTQ Asian Pacific People (NRJ) and API Equality – Northern California are collaborating on a one-of-a-kind storytelling and education project. Find out more in the flyer below! If you’d like to get involved ...
  • The Dreaded Question The Dreaded Question
    The Dreaded question: What is your preferred gender pronoun? I remember the very first time I was asked what my preferred gender pronoun was. A group of us who identified as either genderqueer or trans were sitting in a circle and ...
  • What’s Beyond DOMA in Immigration Reform? A Panel on LGBTQ Immigration Issues What's Beyond DOMA in Immigration Reform? A Panel on LGBTQ Immigration Issues
    Join API Equality – Northern California and many other community partners for a panel that explores the intersections of LGBTQ and Immigrant communities. How can we build together, to defend the rights of all people? When: September 12th | 5:30pm-6pm Snacks ...
  • Pink Elephant Project Orientation Pink Elephant Project Orientation
    Two Pink Elephant Project participants share their experience after our first gathering: the orientation.  “How would you feel if you were in a place that felt safe? How would you feel if you were in a place where you felt accepted? ...
  • Join us this Friday, September 6, 7-9PM to celebrate our interns! Join us this Friday, September 6, 7-9PM to celebrate our interns!
    I’m Tracy, API Equality – Northern California’s Community Organizer. Three summers ago, I was a part of the first intern class. As a queer Vietnamese woman, this leadership development opportunity meant I got to envision for myself what it would be ...
  • Mary Luong Mary Luong
    MARY LUONG is an artist and an Oakland native. They first encountered API Equality – Northern California when attending a barbecue from our community partners, the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community (APIQWTC). Mary’s involvement continued when they ...
  • APIENC Interns Reflect on NQAPIA Leadership Summit 2013 APIENC Interns Reflect on NQAPIA Leadership Summit 2013
    At this year’s National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s (NQAPIA) Leadership Summit in Honolulu, HI, we learned organizing skills and gained more perspective on Pacific Islander needs and issues. API Equality – Northern California was also able to share our ...