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LGBTQ Asians Defend California’s Sanctuary Laws

************************* LGBTQ Asians Defend California’s Sanctuary Laws Amicus brief urges US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Block Trump Administration’s Challenge to CA Laws Protecting Undocumented Immigrants ************ Today, March 13, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments in U.S. v. California, the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws that […]

op ed on net neutrality

OpEd: Net Neutrality Should Apply To All Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) When we go online, we deserve an open and free internet. We should be able to go to any website we want and use whatever applications we want. No company on the internet should be powerful […]

2019 Catalyst Awards Dinners

NQAPIA’s 2019 Community Catalyst Awards Dinners Washington DC – Sunday, March 24, 2019, 6-10pm, at Sax DC, 734 11th Street NW, honoring: David Do of the DC Mayor’s Office & Bianca Humady Rey of Capital Pride DC FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/315954829279319/ Purchase tiks for DC: bit.ly/cca19dc New York – Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6-10pm, at […]

Nonprofit state disclosure

State Nonprofit Disclosures Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below. New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/ REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, […]

Make sure your loved ones get the health insurance they need before December 15

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”), more LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders have health insurance than ever before.  The uninsured rate for low- and middle-income LGBTQ people has dropped by an overwhelming 35%.  That means access to health care we need, from life-saving HIV drugs to gender affirming […]

Voting & elections

Before Election Day Register to vote: https://www.rockthevote.org/ Use the National Voter Registration Form to register in Chinese, Bengali, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Khmer, and Vietnamese. https://www.eac.gov/voters/national-mail-voter-registration-form/ Election Protection: Volunteer with the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund to monitor poll sites and defend our community’s right to vote. www.aaldef.net Voting on Election Day […]

NQAPIA legal fellowships

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) POST-GRADUATE LEGAL FELLOWSHIPS Since the Election of Donald Trump, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s legal program has expanded to include greater impact litigation and direct legal services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders (APIs).  NQAPIA […]

NQAPIA legal internships

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) LEGAL INTERNSHIPS   Since the Election of Donald Trump, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s legal program has expanded to include greater impact litigation and direct legal services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders (APIs).  NQAPIA is […]

LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander Activists Mobilize for Racial Justice, Immigrants’ Rights & Trans Liberation

More than 650 LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders from around the world are meeting in San Francisco this weekend to hone skills, build community, and celebrate achievements. The attendees are in the Bay Area to take part in “Growing Home,” the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s National Conference. The conference is host to more than […]

Emerging Equality: The State of the LGBTQ Movement in Asia

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 26 — International queer activists gathered today in San Francisco’s Chinatown to discuss the state of LGBTQ organizing in Asia. The activists hailed from Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Japan, and China. They shared personal stories and political updates regarding their countries’ cultural and legal stances toward LGBTQ people. The speakers were in town […]