API Equality-LA is an LBGTQ rights and social justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Since 2005, API Equality-LA has organized in the greater Los Angeles area around issues affecting queer and trans APIs, including marriage equality, social and family acceptance, immigration, and access to health care. API Equality-LA brings a politicized lens to the work, channeling the political power of an active base of volunteers and leaders to address connected progressive issues. They create change through intergenerational community organizing with a focus on youth; leadership develop; public education; outreach and one-on-one conversations; and advocacy. API Equality-LA works toward a vision of an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all API LGBTQ people can thrive.
This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.