SAVE THE DATE: API Equality Community Forum Follow Up – December 15th 2008

Hey Folks,

The state legislature yesterday introduced a non-binding resolution supporting the repeal of Proposition 8 on the grounds that it was a revision of the state Constitution and not a simple amendment, similar to the basis for the current lawsuits under way. If passed, this will put the state’s lawmakers on record against Prop 8 and will be an important step in demonstrating widespread opposition to its recent passage.

You can read about it at SF Chronicle

SAVE THE DATE: Post-Election Debrief Part II – Monday, December 15th, 2008

Our post-election debrief on Saturday, November 22nd was a huge success. We had many new and old faces in attendance. Much of the discussion centered on how we could learn from the lessons of the recent campaign and devise new action plans to educate the API community on the importance of marriage equality. We are currently consolidating all the notes from our discussion and will be sending out a detailed summary next week. But, in the meanwhile, we wanted to notify you of a subsequent meeting planned for Monday, December 15th to review our brainstorming from the first meeting and prioritize and finalize next steps. Your attendance at this meeting will be important in determining the future direction of API Equality.

Date:                December 15th, 2008

Time:                7pm – 9pm

Location:          Community Room at Chinese for Affirmative Action.

17 Walter U Lum Place, San Francisco, CA

Light Dinner Provided

Agenda and notes will be send out next week prior to the meeting.

We know all of you are busy during this festive season but we hope that you will allocate some time to attend this important meeting.  Please RSVP to Amos at and let us know if you need childcare to be provided.

After Prop 8:  Marriage Equality Community Forum

We also want to remind you that Marriage Equality is organizing a Community Forum tomorrow to discuss the next steps after Proposition 8.  We would encourage our members to attend and share your observation with the larger LGBT community.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco

You can RSVP for the forum at

GAPA Banquet

GAPA celebrates 20 years of A&PI LGBT History in the Bay Area with ‘Urban Jungle’, GAPA’s annual Banquet & Fundraiser on December 6th, 2008 at the San Francisco Zoo at 7pm

API Equality, John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney are being honored by GAPA this year for their work on Marriage Equality & No on Prop 8 campaigns.  We would like to encourage members to attend the event and celebrate with GAPA on their 20th Anniversary.  Margaret Cho will be the keynote speaker and honorary guest.

Please contact Alex Baty at to purchase your ticket to this event and support an important organization!

SAVE THE DATE: December 14, “What God Has Joined Together: Hope for All Families”

We would like to invite our members to join San Francisco + Oakland + Bay Area Faith Leaders for an evening of Healing, Affirmation & Hope for LGBT Families & Friends in the aftermath of the passage of Proposition 8

Come Join in an ecumenical celebration of LGBT families & learn about resources and organizations supporting and advocating for LGBT family needs

Date:                Sunday, December 14
Time:                4pm-7pm

Location:          Historic Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway Oakland

Spanish Translation will be available

Sponsors includes:

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder
Presiding Prelate, The Fellowship
Senior Pastor, City of Refuge United Church of Christ

Rev. Darlene Garner
Vice – Moderator, Metropolitan Community Churches
Elder, Southern Conference, MCC

Rev. Dr. G. Penny Nixon
Pastor, Congregational Church of San Mateo
United Church of Christ

Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls
Prelate, Southern Jurisdiction
Unity Fellowship Church Movement

Rev. Nancy Wilson
Moderator, Metropolitan Community Churches

And Marriage For All

Freedom to Marry

Religion and Faith Program,
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Amos Lim, 林明利, Community Organizer