API Equality – Northern California was founded in 2004 in response to a 6,000-person rally against marriage equality organized by Chinese Christian leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. Formerly a national ad hoc coalition of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) individuals and organizations committed to marriage equality, API Equality – Northern California is now a full-fledged multi-issue organization working to actively promote equity and justice in Northern California and in the state’s API and LGBTQ communities.