BLOG ARCHIVE

An archive of past blogs, ranging from events, media releases, updates, fundraisers, actions, conferences, and more.

QAPIs4BlackLives

What Do We Mean when We Say #APIs4BlackLives?

Why and how do we show up in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives? What do we really mean when we say #APIs4BlackLives? Click the image to watch NQAPIA’s QAPIs4BlackLives video Hear members of the NQAPIA family talk about their personal experiences with police, where their solidarity comes from, and why they are engaged […]

NQAPIA Lotus

Media Release: Hundreds of LGBTQ APIs & Allies Demand that the DHS #StopProfilingUs

MEDIA RELEASE  For Immediate Release: Friday, March 8, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Sasha W., Organizing Director, sasha@nqapia.org Hundreds of LGBTQ APIs and Allies Demand that the Department of Homeland Security #StopProfilingUs Washington, DC. Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures from LGBTQ APIs and our allies to Jeh Johnson, the […]

2016 Catalyst Dinners

2016 Community Catalyst Awards

NQAPIA’s 2016 Community Catalyst Awards dinners will be held in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. These events are a chance for us to come together, share a multi-course banquet, enjoy performances by AAPI artists, and honor incredible organizations and leaders in the LGBTQ AAPI community. When you get involved with the Community Catalyst Awards, […]

2015 Annual Report

NQAPIA 2015 News Magazine

Read about NQAPIA activities in 2015 and what our local organizations have been doing in Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities. Highlights: NQAPIA National Conference Family Acceptance: Family is still Family, Love is still Love Rise Up! National Week of Action on Immigrants’ Rights LGBT Asian/South […]

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LGBTQ Indians Pressure Apple, Google, and Facebook to #ChallengeModi this Weekend on Homophobic Law

[NQAPIA is hosting this statement in support of Queers for Justice in India. For any press inquiries, please contact Tara Gonsalves (press@challengemodi.com).]   LGBTQ Indians Pressure Apple, Google, and Facebook to #ChallengeModi this Weekend on Homophobic Law LGBTQ Indian Americans and their allies are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and […]

NQAPIA Immigration News

Immigration Injunction 101: What’s Happened So Far, and What We Are Waiting For Now

The process and language around the injunction blocking the expanded DACA & DAPA programs can get confusing. President Obama announced executive action on immigration in November 2014, but expanded DACA and DAPA have been caught in a legal debate ever since. Here are some fast facts for LGBTQ AAPI folks to stay informed! Arpaio vs. […]

Madison 350

NQAPIA Supports Justice in Madison

BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday, NQAPIA’s new Organizing Director Sasha W. was locked in front of the Dane County Jail in Madison, WI for 3 hours and 50 minutes. NQAPIA stands with Sasha, with the others at yesterday’s action, and with the Young Gifted & Black (YGB) Coalition organizing in Madison. Those locked to the jail doors […]

Baltimore Rally

NQAPIA Stands with Baltimore

As the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, we stand with the Baltimore Uprising and Black organizers in the city. The nation is reeling from yet another killing of an unarmed Black person—this time in police custody. We refuse to condemn the “violence” of protesters without first condemning the state violence that created this situation—by […]

2015 National Conference

Location – 2015 National Conference

LOCATION All conference workshops will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Student Center East (SCE) building. University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East Building 750 S. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 413-5040 The University of Illinois at Chicago boasts one of the Midwest’s largest AAPI student populations and […]