STATEMENTS

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

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NQAPIA Joins National AAPI Statement About 2012 Elections

NQAPIA joined our colleagues at the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) in issuing a statement on the 2012 Elections.  The joint statement is on their web site here, and appears below. National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Congratulates President Obama on his Re-election Exit Polls: Asian American Voters Prefer Obama by Over 45-Point Margin FOR […]

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NCAPA Statement on Equality and Justice

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), in recognition of National Coming Out Day, issued the following statement on LGBT Equality and Justice.  NCAPA is the nation’s leading coalition of national advocacy organizations serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.  NQAPIA is proud to be a member of NCAPA and worked in […]

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NQAPIA Submits Statement at Senate Hearing on Hate Crimes

On September 19, NQAPIA joined a standing room only audience (which spilled over into an overflow room) to witness the Senate Hearing on Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism.  The hearing focused on hate crimes, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating shooting of a Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, WI.   NQAPIA submitted testimony […]

Sikh Temple of Wisconsin - Oak Creek

Statement from LGBT Communities and Organizations on Violence in Oak Creek, WI and Joplin, MO

As organizations serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities, we are stunned and saddened by the recent spate of violence against communities across the country.  The shooting at the Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, WI that left 6 people dead was certainly a blow to all of us on Sunday, August 5.  […]

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NQAPIA joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

NQAPIA is proud to announce that we’ve joined the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, the leading coalition of national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations. We’re excited to formalize our partnership with our fellow national AAPI organizations and to bring LGBT perspectives to our collective work! www.ncapaonline.org We had a successful “Coming Out Party” […]

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Statement by National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance & Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance on President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality

For Immediate Release Contact: Gregory Cendana, (202) 508-3733, gcendana@apalanet.org Ben de Guzman, (202) 422-4909, ben_deguzman@nqapia.org Wednesday, May 9, 2012   The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) & the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) welcome President Barack Obama’s historic statement of support for marriage equality, becoming the first sitting President to publically announce […]

LGBT Families of Color: Facts at a Glance

NQAPIA Jointly Releases Report on LGBT Families of Color

Children Living in LGBT Families of Color Face Double Jeopardy Archaic family laws, LGBT social stigma, and racial/ethnic discrimination combine to create disparate impact February 28, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Majors | Communications Director 202-664-0079| smajors@familyequality.org WASHINGTON, D.C.  — A new report released today shows how children living in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families of […]

Pete Hoekstra's Racist Super Bowl Ad 2012

NQAPIA Expresses Outrage Over Pete Hoekstra Ad and Other Racist and Xenophobic Political Discourse

NQAPIA Joins national statement from Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in response to Super Bowl ad in Michigan NQAPIA added its name to the list of national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations that issued a letter condemning racist and xenophobic political discourse in this campaign season in 2012.  The National Council of Asian […]

Gaurav Gopalan

NQAPIA Statement: Gaurav Gopalan and South Asian LGBT Communities in Washington, DC

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2011 Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs Phone: 202-422-4909 E-mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is saddened to hear about the death of Gaurav Gopalan in Washington, DC. Gaurav died on September 10, 2011 and his death was pronounced a homicide ten days later. […]