Guest Blog: Queer United API Adopted Network

By: Liz Thomson

I was really excited to hear that the adoptee session that NQAPIA Board member and i2i CORE member Joy Messinger had organized resulted in the Queer United API Adopted Network (QUAPIAN).  Sometimes at conferences, discussion happens, but not a lot of action.  It was great that one of the attendees of the workshop really felt so passionately about it and started the dialogue going. Read more

NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social

You’re invited to:
NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Come meet the NQAPIA Co-Directors and National Board Members when we are in Chicago to plan and strategize for our upcoming year!

– Learn about NQAPIA exciting initiatives on immigration, visibility, and awareness raising
– Connect with Board Members and activists from all over the country
– Find out more about our 2012 National Conference in Washington, DC!

When: Saturday, April 21st at 7pm
Where: Jak’s Tap, 901 W. Jackson St. (near Halsted)

Getting there: Blue Line to UIC-Halsted, #126 Jackson and #8 Halsted buses. Metered street parking available.

$20 suggested donation | $10 students & low-income
Cash Bar and Hors d’Oeuvres
All ages welcome.

Funds raised will support scholarships for our upcoming National Conference in July.

Friends, family and allies welcome! -We have a  private party room with gender-neutral restrooms.

Want to RSVP and donate ahead of time by credit card?
Want to RSVP, but pay at the door?
That’s cool- email Joy at

In Community,
Joy Messinger & Liz Thomson, Chicago-based NQAPIA Board Members