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

Week of Action Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat & National Call

RiseUp! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration Twitter Chat Saturday, 4/18 4-5 p.m. EDT/1-2 p.m. PDT   Join us for a twitter chat during our Week of Action on issues impacting LGBT AAPI immigrants & our allies, including profiling, detention, deportation, DACA/DAPA, the executive action, and more. Tweet under #RiseUpNQAPIA to join in! Contact for […]


NQAPIA & NCAPA Opposes the Anti-LGBTQ Bias in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 CONTACT: Mini Timmaraju (NCAPA),, (832) 452-7038; Glenn D. Magpantay (NQAPIA),, (917) 439-3158   The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) today opposes the anti-LGBTQ bias in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed by the Indiana State Legislature last week. While Indiana Governor Mike Pence enacted “fixes” […]

NQAPIA Immigration News

Immigration Corner

On February 16, just two days before the expanded DACA was supposed to open, a federal district court in the Southern District of Texas temporarily blocked its implementation. As of March, the district court in Texas still has not ruled on the government’s request for an emergency stay.  As a result, the Department of Justice […]

NYC Community Catalyst Awards 2015

2015 Community Catalyst Awards

Cocktails  –  12-course Banquet Dinner  –  Dancing ABOUT THE HONOREES Dennis Chin // Former co-chair of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York Clara Yoon // Founder of API Project of PFLAG NYC and a proud mother of a transgender son GABRIELA-USA  // The overseas chapter of the Philippine-based organization, extending the Filipino women’s movement […]


NQAPIA is Hiring! Help us build an LGBT AAPI Movement!

Job Annoucement NQAPIA Organizer February 2015   Title Organizer Location Washington, DC Job Status Full-Time Reports to NQAPIA Executive Director Compensation Commensurate with professional experience Position Summary The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks an Organizer who will engage NQAPIA’s alliance of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, […]

Glenn Magpantay

NQAPIA Congratulates Glenn D. Magpantay as our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is excited to announce that Glenn D. Magpantay is NQAPIA’s new Executive Director.  Glenn has been with NQAPIA since the beginning, as one of the organization’s founders.  Since 2009, he has served as NQAPIA’s Co-Director of Development. As Co-Director, Glenn has grown NQAPIA over the years.  He successfully garnered the […]

NQAPIA 2015 Conference

NQAPIA 2015 Conference Thriving Together: Queer APIs Building Community, Solidarity & Movement August 6-9, 2015   Every three years, we come together  to network, organize, agitate, educate and build at the nation’s largest gathering of LGBT AAPI communities. This year we’re excited to be in Chicago with Invisible to Invincible (i2i) and Trikone-Chicago in the spirit of […]