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Washington, DC Special Screening of “Documented” and Q&A featuring filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas- June 1, 2014

We are pleased to present a special screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film, “Documented” during its opening weekend in the nation’s capital.

 

Tickets are general admission- we STRONGLY encourage people to buy tickets online in advance here.

 

For the Sunday June 1 5pm showing, Jose will be on hand for a Q&A panel with leaders of local and national LGBT, Filipino American, and Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. Further information is below. Please note: you MUST buy a ticket for general admission to see the film as you would normally in order to stay afterwards for the Q&A. The venue is a small, independent theater, so seats will go quickly. We encourage people to come early and stay late!

 

Information for “Documented” Screening

Sunday, June 1, 5pm
West End Theater
2301 M Street, NW
5:00 PM Showing

Q&A Panel Featuring Local and National Advocates

Jose Antonio Vargas, Filmmaker and founder, Define American 
Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Marita Etcubanez, Former Co-chair, Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress- DC Chapter
Ben de Guzman, Co-Director for Programs, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 

Co-Sponsors

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Center for Transgender Equality
Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress – DC Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA-DC)
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS)
KhushDC: South Asian LGBT Organization in Washington, DC

 

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NQAPIA Statement on Senator Daniel Inouye

NQAPIA Co-Director Ben de Guzman with Senator Inouye

We mourn the loss of Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai’i, who passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  Senator Inouye was an elder statesman in the Senate, and as President Pro Tempore, was third in line for the Presidency- an unprecedented role for an Asian American in politics.  Senator Inouye was the first Congressmember to represent Hawaiʻi in the Congress when he was elected in 1959, and was second only to Senator Robert Byrd in years served in the Senate.

As a World War II veteran, Senator Inouye was outspoken about discrimination in the military.  He championed the cause of Filipino World War II veterans equity and supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, saying in a statement, “In every war we have had men and women of different sexual orientation who have stood in harm’s way and given their lives for their country. I fought alongside gay men during World War II, many of them were killed in combat. Are we to suggest that because of their sexual orientation they are not heroes?”  He also supported a range of issues of concern to AAPI and LGBT communities, including Hawaiian sovereignty, immigration, and marriage equality.

“Senator Inouye’s passing is a loss to the entire country,” said Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs.  “He was an elder statesman in the Senate, a rarity for AAPIs in Capitol Hill.  At the same time, he was an advocate for the LGBT community, speaking out on issues like the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and marriage equality.  He will be sorely missed.”