Scroll through NQAPIA’s statements, sign-ons, and media releases in chronological order.

NQAPIA joins AAPI and Immigrant Rights Fight for Families March

NQAPIA in Solidarity with LGBT Immigration Action at White House

September 10, 2014- Many of our friends in the LGBT movement gathered at the White House yesterday to raise their voices in disappointment over President Obama’s recent announcement that he will wait until after the November midterm elections before issuing executive action on immigration. While we know that the ongoing intransigence of the House of Representative’s leadership […]


New Directions for NQAPIA

NQAPIA friends and family, On behalf of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, we are excited to announce new developments. As an organization that works to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias, this is part of the next step in […]

NQAPIA Announces National AAPI Action for LGBT Pride Month

Photo Caption: NQAPIA with NCAPA member organizations celebrating APA Heritage Month   NQAPIA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL AAPI ACTION FOR LGBT PRIDE MONTH National Asian American Groups to Issue Month Long Series of Statements Supporting LGBT Equality   For Immediate Release: Friday, May 30 2014 Contact: Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA E-mail: Phone: 202-422-4909   Washington, DC: The […]

NQAPIA Media Release: LGBT Asian Americans Join Broader Immigrant Rights Movement in Ongoing Action

Caption:  (L-R) Pabitra Benjamin (NQAPIA), DJ Yoon (NAKASEC), Ben de Guzman (NQAPIA), Diana Bui (NAPAWF-DC), Dong Yoon Kim (NAKASEC), Becky Belcore (Korean Resource and Cultural Center, Chicago, IL), Emily Kessel (NAKASEC), Deepak Bhargava (Center for Community Change, Washington, DC) LGBT Asian Americans Join Broader Immigrant Rights Movement In Ongoing Action NQAPIA mobilizes solidarity fasters around the […]

LGBT Asian Americans Raising Our Voices on Immigration Reform

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Meets with Members of Congress to Push for a Commonsense and Compassionate Immigration Reform For Immediate Release: Monday, November 25, 2013  Washington, DC: The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance delivered over 2,700 postcards to the House of Representatives last week calling for commonsense immigration reform that includes all […]

NQAPIA Statement on the Senate’s Passage of ENDA

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) applauds the Senate’s passage of S 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  The Senate’s 64-32 vote today represents historic progress on the march for full equality under the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  For the first time, a body of Congress has passed ENDA […]

NQAPIA Supports the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

NQAPIA is proud to take part in activities around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. We are joining AAPI national organizations in a contingent to take part in the National Action to Realize the Dream March & Rally on Saturday, August 24.  […]

Uncovering Our Stories Linda

UNCOVERING OUR STORIES Brings Forward Asian American LGBT Stories on Immigration

NQAPIA campaign highlights overlooked perspectives in immigration debate during Congressional recess   For Immediate Release August 7, 2013 Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs E-Mail: Phone: 202-422-4909 Washington, DC:  The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) unveiled its “Uncovering Our Stories” campaign today. The campaign highlights experiences of Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, […]


The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) extends a warm welcome to Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez as the next secretary of labor. Tom Perez has long been a friend and ally to the AAPI and LGBT communities, and his confirmation on July 18 provides assurance that our concerns will be heard.