US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

VICTORY: NQAPIA’s LGBTQ Amicus Brief in Federal Court Helps Block Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

You may have heard that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban on Dec. 22. What you may not yet have heard is that the Court made specific reference to NQAPIA’s amicus brief in its legal reasoning. This is a significant victory. Court opinions very rarely cite amicus […]


Workshops & Tracks

Conference Workshop Tracks or Programming Clusters 100 workshops on the following areas, among others: Leadership development Advocacy and organizing skills Organizational capacity building Social justice issues – race, gender, immigrants rights, etc. Philanthropy – fundraising and resourcing Sex and sexuality Faith Gender justice Racial justice Youth International Professional Development / Corporate Advancement Health and Wellness […]


About the Conference

Every three (3) years, NQAPIA coordinates a National Conference to bring together LGBTQ APIs from across the nation where they can be all of who they are to be affirmed, learn, and grow. We seek to build a world where every LGBTQ API person can live their lives authentically in their homes, families, places of […]



Draft Conference Schedule Thursday, July 26, 2018 Time Event 9:00A – 5:00P Pre-Conference Strategy Meetings Parents of LGBTQ kids Philanthropy – LGBT API Donors and Funders Religious Leaders – Ministers and Pastors LGBT API Professionals and Corporate Leaders / Members South Asian planning for DesiQ 6:30P – 9:00P Welcoming Reception (Off-Site) Friday, July 27, 2018 […]


Location & Accommodations

All conference workshops will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, and a block of rooms have been reserved at the conference hotel. Hilton San Francisco Financial District 750 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108 A special, discounted conference rate of  $169 per night per room plus tax is available. You must book your […]


2018 National Conference

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)—a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations—is planning a 400-person LGBTQ API National Conference from July 26-29, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.  NQAPIA develops LGBTQ API leadership, builds the capacity of local organizations, invigorates […]


Job Opportunity: Organizing Fellow

Do you want to build a world where all queer and trans people can live into our full, complicated, and beautiful truths? Are you excited to organize against racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in Trump’s America? Do you dream of building power with LGBTQ API communities? Then, come and organize with NQAPIA! We are hiring a […]

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LGBT Asians/South Asians Protest Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban v. 3.0

NQAPIA MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct 17, 2017 For More Information: Roberta Sklar 917-704-6358 Glenn Magpantay, 917-439-3158,   LGBT Asians/South Asians Protest Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban v. 3.0 Actions in 7 Cities, Stories of Queer Muslims, and LGBT Amicus Brief in Court New York, NY … On Wednesday, October 18, Trump’s anti-Muslim Travel Ban v. 3.0 […]