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Creating Change 2017

The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change. The 29th Creating Change will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia from January 18-22, 2017. Many of these events are open to all, and we encourage active participation. If you do not identify with the event, please respect requests for safe […]

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Guidance on Profiling – Letter to President Obama and DHS

December 26, 2016 To: Barack Obama, President of the United States Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council Manar Waheed, Deputy Policy Director of Immigration, White House Domestic Policy Council Over the past two years, we have been […]

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Media Release: Time to Close the Immigration Loophole and End Illegal Profiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 23, 2016 TIME TO CLOSE THE IMMIGRATION LOOPHOLE AND END ILLEGAL PROFILING Advocates submit policy guidance to DHS to close profiling loophole At critical moment, as Obama Administration dismantles Muslim special registry, guidelines to end profiling in immigration enforcement gains urgency, momentum Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) […]

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Thank You for Supporting our Plans for Next Year

Thanks for your support on ! It’s not too late to give! Donate at www.nqapia.org/donate. Thanks to #GivingTuesday, 52 people donated online for a total of $5,055! Thank you so much for your generous support. This means that we are more than halfway to our end-of-year goal! If you haven’t donated, will you please support our […]

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We’re Thankful for these Precautions before Trump Takes Office

There are a number of measures that LGBTQ APIs should do to protect themselves and their families under a Trump Administration. NQAPIA has consulted with immigration lawyers, public policy experts, and other attorneys to identify issues of particular importance to LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Many of these applications will […]

Remembering Orlando for National Coming Out Day

Earlier this week was National Coming Out Day, and during the delay of this email, we took time to reflect on the months since the Orlando tragedy. To us, the Orlando tragedy underlines how important it is to be out of the closet and to support and celebrate individualism and diversity, especially for our kids […]

2016 November Elections

The November election is critical. The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is made up of 9.3 million eligible voters, and 90% of those who are registered will vote. In many places, AAPIs create the margin of victory. Learn more statistics with our voter infographics. Your vote matters, and we want you to be prepared for […]

There's been a 16% increase in the number of eligible AAPI voters since the last presidential election.

2016 Voter Guide

Click the links below for PDF copies and translations of this voter guide: NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide ~ Chinese ~ Hindi ~ Korean ~ Vietnamese Click the links below for PDF copies and translations of this voter guide: NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide ~ Chinese ~ Hindi ~ Korean ~ Vietnamese Click the links below for PDF copies and translations of this voter guide: NQAPIA 2016 Presidential Voter Guide ~ Chinese ~ Hindi ~ Korean ~ Vietnamese Click […]

2016 Voter Infographics

API’s are the largest set of new immigrants (both documented & undocumented) to the US. AAPI’s are the nation’s fastest growing minority group & an increasing segment of the LGBT community. This year’s presidential race will be very close and decided by the slimmest of margins. (Source: Washington Post, CNN) By 2060, 1 of every […]

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Volunteers Needed to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

DC • CA • FL • GA • LA • MA • MD • MI • NJ • NM • NV • NY • PA • TX • VA 2016 Asian American Exit Poll and Poll Monitoring Tuesday, November 8, 2016 In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated […]