Save the Date – Watch “Tongzhi in Love” and Support API Equality

Please join API Equality and CAA on September 22nd for a special screening of “Tongzhi In Love”, the new documentary by Academy Award Winner Ruby Yang. Come mix and mingle with staff and supporters at the El Rio Bar in the Mission and enjoy the documentary after sunset in the patio.

Click here for the Evite invitation.

This event will help us raise some much needed funds for API Equality to continue fighting to preserve the freedom to marry for all and raising awareness about LGBT Issues within the API Community. For more info, visit

TongzhiIn “Tongzhi in Love” (f.k.a. A Double Life), their latest and most lyrical film yet, the Oscar-winning team of director Ruby Yang and producer Thomas Lennon have captured an intimate, poignant portrait of three young men navigating the precarious dilemmas of living out and gay in modern China, torn between the lure of big city life and the powerful demands of generations of cultural tradition. Frog and his friends, Feng and Ze, live and work in cosmopolitan Beijing, reveling in a level of freedom that sophisticated urban life affords. Yet a Chinese son’s solemn duty is to produce a child and to carry forward his family’s line and name. Does their relative freedom and happiness come at the expense of their parents and centuries of cultural tradition? Can they live out and be happy and still be “good sons”? China’s laws limiting most families to a single child only compounds pressures on gay men, many of whom resort to sham marriages. – courtesy of Frameline

Fresh from its sold out West Coast premiere at the 2008 Frameline LGBT Film Festival, CAA and API Equality are excited to be able to hold another screening for our guests.

Date:                    Monday, September 22, 2008
Time:                   Doors open at 7pm, film screening starts at sunset
Location:             El Rio Bar – 3158 Mission St. (@ Cesar Chavez), San Francisco, CA 94110

Note: El Rio is a CASH ONLY bar.

Cost:                     Suggested donation of $25 to support API Equality.


Tawal Panyacosit, Jr.
Director, API Equality
415.274.6760 ext 316



Host Committee Members:

Lenore Chinn

David Chiu

Cecilia Chung, Vice Chair, SF Human Rights Commission

Leo Chyi

Sandra Lee Fewer

Kevin M. Fong

Jane Kim, Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education

Stuart Gaffney & John Lewis

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)

Robert Imada, Mr GAPA 2008

Emily Leung

Michael Lim

Eric Mar, Commissioner, SF Board of Education

National Center for Lesbian Rights

SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute’s Family Acceptance Project

Germaine Q Wong

Helen Zia & Lia Shigemura