BLOG ARCHIVE

An archive of past blogs, ranging from events, media releases, updates, fundraisers, actions, conferences, and more.

Community Catalyst Awards

NQAPIA’s National LGBTQ API Conference will feature the Community Catalyst Awards Gala where we will recognize organizations and individuals who have made significant impact to improve the lives and advance for the interests of the LGBTQ API community, enhanced their organizations’ infrastructure and programs, or demonstrated exemplary partnership with NQAPIA. We invite you to nominate […]

2018 National Conference Sponsors

As of June 23, 2018 Diamond Open Society Foundations Gold Bohnett Foundation Pearl AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Comcast / NBC Universal Masto Foundation The California Endowment JADE Aratani Foundation AT&T Caesars’ Entertainment GSA Network Grindr for Equality Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Kiran Bavikatte Foundation National API LGBT Giving Circle National Education Association (NEA) […]

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Statement on 5G “Small Cell” Transmitters

  In response to last week’s announcement from FCC Commissioner Brandon Carr of a new regulatory process for 5G “small cell” transmitters, Glenn Magpantay, NQAPIA executive director made the following statement: “For society’s marginalized voices, communication is power. Communication breaks down stereotypes and replaces ignorance with truth. For queer members of the Asian Pacific Islander […]

DC Community Catalyst Awards Invitation

Celebrating our Community

Dear friends, This is a difficult time for many of us. It’s hard to find support with the deluge of despicable declarations that have been coming from the White House. But, we have to support each other. And, there are several champions in our community who have supported the queer API community and efforts to […]

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 […]

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Nominate an LGBTQ AAPI Organization for our Community Catalyst Awards

Member of the Year Awards Next week, NQAPIA will hold its triennial Leadership Summit, and on Saturday, August 13th, we will hold a Community Catalyst Awards Fundraiser Banquet. This year’s event will highlight something new and exciting. Help Us Celebrate YOU! At the Leadership Summit, instead of only recognizing recognizing well-known or famous individuals, we […]

Marsha holds a sign that reads "I [heart] my trans son"

“Why I Give” by Marsha Aizumi

When I was an ashamed, sad, and fearful mother, I found PFLAG. It was a place where I could get support as a mother. I am so grateful for them. But what I didn’t find at PFLAG were individuals that looked like our family and people who understood our cultural uniqueness. I found that support […]

Give OUT Day is Next Tuesday, August 2nd!

On August 2, people around the country will come together to raise critically needed funds for LGBTQ communities. Give OUT Day is a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community—a 24-hour online fundraising event. These funds translate directly into services, advocacy, and programs that help tens of thousands of LGBTQ people. Now more than […]