Founded in 2005, API Equality-LA is an LGBTQ rights and racial justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in the API community.
Its coalition has brought together veteran and newer activists who represent the ethnic, linguistic, age, professional, and gender diversity in the Asian American community. API Equality-LA has garnered tremendous broad-based support, including the endorsements of more than 50 organizations and numerous community leaders. Every year, its dedicated volunteers have one-on-one conversations with thousands of community members, participate in parades and protests, reach out to ethnic media, and organize educational events on a broad array of social justice issues of importance to API LGBTQ people.
API Equality-LA’s mission is to build power in the Asian and Pacific Islander community to achieve LGBTQ equality and racial and social justice.
API Equality-LA envisions an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all API LGBTQ people can thrive.