API Equality-LA: Honoring Asian American LGBT Pioneers
ONE Culture Series
Sunday, June 17, 2012, 2-4pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Admission is free – suggested donation of $5
Asian Americans were among the prominent voices and leaders that cultivated a nascent LGBT civil rights movement in California. API Equality-LA honors two such pioneers with short films featuring Tak Yamamoto and June Lagmay, founders of Asian Pacific Lesbians and Gays, the first gay Asian organization in Los Angeles. Yamamoto’s influence extended to the Japanese American Citizens League, where he served as President of the San Fernando Valley chapter. Lagmay has been a dynamic advocate in the local Asian community and currently serves as the Clerk of the City of Los Angeles. A panel discussion will follow the film screening.