PRESS/STATEMENTS

Scroll through NQAPIA’s statements, sign-ons, and media releases in chronological order.

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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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 […]

10 ways Obamacare improved LGBT access to health insurance

Action Alert: Don’t Repeal our Healthcare!

Don’t Repeal our Healthcare! We need to continue fighting the attack on our communities from Trump’s administration. Republicans in both the house and the senate have been scheming to take away our access to affordable healthcare, and we can’t let them leave our communities in the dark! At the beginning of May, the House passed […]

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 […]

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NQAPIA and APALA Condemn Administration’s Rollback on Transgender Protections

For immediate release: February 24, 2017 Media contacts: Sasha W., 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org Marian Manapsal, 202-508-3733, mmanapsal@apalanet.org NQAPIA and APALA Condemn Administration’s Rollback on Transgender Protections Washington, DC – This week, the Trump Administration issued rollbacks on guidance provided under the Obama Administration that allowed transgender students to use the restrooms matching their gender identity. The […]

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NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

MEDIA RELEASE for January 26, 2017 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance blasted Mr. Trump’s executive orders calling them “detrimental to the interest of the American public—immigrants and citizens alike,” according to Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA’s Executive Director. Yesterday, […]

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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 […]