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  • 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 ...
  • Esther Kang Esther Kang
    ESTHER KANG is a middle school science teacher in East Oakland. Originally from Chicago, Esther moved to the Bay Area in 2010, and found community in the LGBTQ API spaces that API Equality – Northern California provides. As a Korean ...
  • August 2013 Newsletter – NQAPIA, Summer Celebration, and Volunteer Opportunities August 2013 Newsletter - NQAPIA, Summer Celebration, and Volunteer Opportunities
    API Equality – Northern California 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. ...
  • Mioi Hanaoka Mioi Hanaoka
    MIOI HANAOKA is an engineer for a tech company. Outside of her work, Mioi is a proud volunteer for LGBT causes and volunteers for annual events at her church. When she first attended the annual Queer Women of Color Media Arts ...
  • July 2013 Newsletter July 2013 Newsletter
    PRIDE WEEKEND API Equality – Northern California staff had a busy PRIDE this past weekend! We kicked off this year’s PRIDE by celebrating Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality at the Castro “Day of Decision” Block Party and joined Transmarch in ...
  • API Equality-LA and API Equality-Northern California Celebrate Supreme Court ruling striking down Prop 8 and DOMA enabling LGBT couples to wed and be recognized by the Federal government
    Los Angeles – API Equality – LA and API Equality – Northern California applaud today’s Supreme Court ruling(s), which affirm(s) a 2010 Federal District Court decision finding that Proposition 8 violates the basic constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples. ...
  • I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth
    In the beginning of my journey as an API Equality Intern, the first thing we were asked was to come up with future goals and projects we wanted to pursue. The first thing that popped into my head was hair. ...
  • “Song That” – To Live Truthfully "Song That" - To Live Truthfully
    by Tracy Nguyen I ran into my aunt’s room and turned the old school boombox dial to 1500AM. I heard our voices reciting the Vietnamese script that we practiced for weeks and weeks. We did it! We’re on the radio!, I ...
  • Dancing Towards Justice Dancing Towards Justice
    Dancing. It takes a bit to overcome the embarrassment but with enthusiastic teachers, good music and some goofy moves, you’ll get smiles, active participants and a whole lotta positive visibility. I have to admit, at first even I was reluctant to ...
  • Phonebanking: Movement Building Through Fundraising Phonebanking: Movement Building Through Fundraising
    by Phuong Tseng Have you ever tried calling someone you don’t know or called your friends to donate or volunteer some of their time to a non-profit organization? If you did then congratulations, you have experienced phone banking. Before I start ...
  • API Equality – Northern California goes to DC API Equality - Northern California goes to DC
    When I was asked to write a post about API Equality – Northern California’s experience at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) Conference, I was perplexed on where to even start. Let me just start by saying that ...
  • Flash mob video is online! Flash mob video is online!
    Just short of 100 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and their allies staged a flash mob in the heart of Chinatown. Even with a competing marching band and no longer being able to hear the ...
  • National Day of Action for the DREAM Act
    Today, Tuesday, November 30th is a National Day of Action for the DREAM Act! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Pelosi are committed to passing the DREAM Act before the end of the lame duck session. ...
  • New Web site coming!
    As you can see, we’re making some changes. It may look a bit vanilla right now, but we’ll be changing that soon. And adding more content, too! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be pretty things up a bit and ...
  • Asians and Pacific Islanders Applaud Federal Court’s Ruling Against Proposition 8
    San Francisco – Today, federal district court judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California’s Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution in denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.  Civil rights and advocacy groups, including Asian and Pacific Islander (API) ...
  • Prop 8 Decision Forthcoming – Tomorrow
    It’s almost that time. Tomorrow afternoon, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will issue its decision on the validity of Proposition 8. While we’re hopeful the decision will go in our favor, win or lose, our work is not done. This ...
  • Project Q – Summer Arts & Advocacy Project Seeks Participants
    Are you an artist? Activist? Artivist? Would you like to be? If you write, paint, make films, take photos, dance, spit poetry, act, teach, or want to just try–API Equality is seeking participants for a new arts leadership and advocacy ...
  • What’s New in 2010
    As we settle into the New Year (or get ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year), we at API Equality – Northern California can’t help looking back before we move forward. For many, 2009 was a year of reflecting, refocusing, and ...
  • API Equality is Hiring!!!
    Title: Community Organizer Deadline: January 8th, 2010- Early Submissions Encouraged !!!!! Compensation: ...
  • Urgent – LGBT API Community Meeting 9/19
    Dear Friends, After last year’s devastating loss on Prop 8, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning community is in danger – including in our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Intolerance is on the rise, homophobic bullying of children is ...