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 and colleagues, I have survived and live to tell the tale. I’ve only recently come
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 lead the healing of the pain and suffering of LGBTQ people within the church as
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 money to support our work of making sure that LGBT API people feel safe, valued,
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 partners and find ways to highlight the intersections of LGBTQ and Immigration identity. Further, we
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 | 6pm-8pm Program Where: St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church | 1661 15th St.
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 like to live in a world where I was my true self. Everyday, I
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. (and strike down 1996 DOMA).