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1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Read the LGBT Amicus Brief at bit.ly/17-956 Tomorrow on April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Donald Trump’s third iteration of his anti-Muslim Travel Ban. The ban, issued by Executive Order, bars people from certain majority Muslim countries from coming to the United States. LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an […]

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

By Almas Haider There should be a name for the particular depression of living as a queer trans Muslim of color in America. A specific PTSD of walking the streets in constant fear of being racialized as Muslim and have your gender and sexual orientation questioned. The pleasure of not just having one day a […]

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Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care By Amrit Uprety of KhushATX and Sasha W. of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) one of the most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took […]

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2018 Community Catalyst Awards

It’s time for NQAPIA’s Annual Community Catalyst Awards Banquet Fundraisers in New York City and Washington, DC! Click each invitation to learn more about each dinner.

Movement Convergences

Movement Convergences

NQAPIA is coming to your city to ask you: where are we now, and where will we go? Let’s identify the threats we’re up against and build our QTAPI political home! RSVP at bit.ly/convergences18 Program Each Movement Convergence is an opportunity for us to learn, share, and grow with one another between our local and […]

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Help Us Save DACA Today!

#DefendDACA & Speak Out for Our Communities Six months ago, the Trump administration announced a future end to the DACA program unless Congress acts to preserve it. Today is that day. DACA’s cancellation will make 800,000 undocumented young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children again fear deportation and separation from their family, friends, and […]

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LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar

LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar Schuyler Bailar, who is 21 and currently attending Harvard University, is a transgender man on Harvard’s men’s swimming and diving team. Born to a white father and an Asian mother, Bailar is a 25-time National Championship qualifier and a member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s 2012 and 2013 National Championship […]

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LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị

LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị Amazin LêThị was a Vietnamese professional bodybuilder and now does advocacy work with her organization the Amazin Lethi Foundation, promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and equality for LGBT youth. She grew up in Australia, where she said, as a teen, she was bullied for being Asian and, later on, for being part […]

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FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

South Korea has the makings of a broad legal framework to protect LGBT people from discrimination and violence, but it lacks provisions for enforcement and remedy. You can help by writing to the Korean president and urging the government to institute tangible mechanisms to hold perpetrators of anti-LGBT discrimination accountable. Only then can the LGBT […]