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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 and visibility work. When the interns shared their reflections of the summer,  it

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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 went around “checking in” before we began our self-defense class. The truth was, I

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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? How would you feel if you were in a place where you didn’t feel

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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 own best practices and knowledge by leading sessions on storytelling, one-on-one relationship building, and radical

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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).

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. Crazy right? YES, hair! But why hair?