Category: Past Projects

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 roller coaster ride. As an organization, we’ve gone through some changes as well. At the

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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 and colleagues, I have survived and live to tell the tale. I’ve only recently come

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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 lead the healing of the pain and suffering of LGBTQ people within the church as

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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 important.  Understanding the severe lack of queer Asian role models during the 60s, 70s, and

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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 partners and find ways to highlight the intersections of LGBTQ and Immigration identity. Further, we

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