Join us at Presence, Power, Progress! The NQAPIA National Conference

Join us at Presence, Power, Progress! The NQAPIA National Conference

We want your Presence and Power to help us make Progress at the NQAPIA National Conference! We’ll be in Washington DC from July 19-22 and we’re hoping you’ll join us!

See our Facebook Event. Register: here.

Add your voice to over 300 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders activists and attendees across the United States.

Together we’ll network, organize, agitate, educate, and build the capacity of the nation’s LGBT AAPI community.  We have in store:

  • Amazing workshops
  • Exciting presentations, discussions, and forums
  • Networking caucuses
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Moving performance arts
  • And more!

Phillip reflects:

“When I went to NQAPIA’s last conference in August 2009, I didn’t know what to expect. I discovered a community of people who faced similar issues and shared my passions. I left the conference with new friends, a greater understanding of who I am, and commitment to our community.”

Alison exclaims:

I know that this year’s conference will catalyze leadership in local queer and trans API movements, connect participants into a network of support, and invigorate our collective power. I can’t wait to see you there!

We’re preparing to host you for a transformative weekend that celebrates our diverse and complex communities. Join us to connect with new friends, create fond memories and strengthen your ability to fight for the rights and dignity of our communities.

You can register here: NQAPIA Conference Registration.

In community,

Alison Lin & Phillip Ozaki
NQAPIA Board Co-Chairs

PS. If you want to support the conference, please donate here . You can help us ensure that more voices are present by providing registration scholarships for those with fewer financial resources.

2012 Community Catalyst Award Gala!

The NQAPIA National Conference Planning Committee, Board, and Staff officially invite you to join us for our 2012 Community Catalyst Awards!  We are excited to honor Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), the Asian American Justice Center, and local LGBT Muslim activist Urooj Arshad on Saturday, July 21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

The doors open at the Crystal Gateway Marriott- 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202- at 6:30pm and the event will be emceed by none other than actor and activist Tamlyn Tomita, seen most recently as Mike Chang’s mom on the hit TV show, Glee.

2012 Community Catalyst Awards Gala Dinner and Celebration

Asian American Justice Center


Congressman Mike Honda


Urooj Arshad


Actress Tamlyn Tomita (Glee, Joy Luck Club, Karate Kid II).

Evening Details!

Saturday, July 21 2012
6:30 to 10:00 PM
Dancing to follow immediately.


Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(Crystal City Metro: Blue and Yellow Lines)


Tickets: $80.00 in advance

$90.00 after July 6, 2012

$65.00 for limited income attendees

Click here to purchase tickets online!!

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