PRESS/STATEMENTS

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

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 […]

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Parents of LGBTQ Korean Americans Launch Effort to Build Acceptance in Korean Immigrant Communities

Korean American Rainbow Parents (KARP) will kick off its outreach program in New York City with a film screening and community discussion, to be followed by a day-long seminar in Washington, D.C., for parents, activists, and allies from across the U.S. and Korea. NEW YORK CITY, September 5, 2016 – Today, Korean American Rainbow Parents […]

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LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black Communities Protest 15 Years of Profiling on 9/11

MEDIA RELEASE for September 11, 2016 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org **#15YearsLater #RedefineSecurity #BlackLivesMatter** LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black Communities Protest 15 Years of Profiling on 9/11 WHO: NQAPIA, KhushDC, and dozens of supporting organizations WHAT: #15YearsLater: Performative Action to End Profiling of LGBTQ South Asian & Muslim communities WHERE: Washington […]

Homophobic Queens Candidate SJ Jung

韓裔同志社區組織與盟友們共同譴責鄭勝振之恐懼非異性戀者的言論

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews 韓裔同志社區組織與盟友們共同譴責鄭勝振之恐懼非異性戀者的言論 針對州參議員參選人與韓裔社區領袖鄭勝振於8月29日刊登於紐約每日日報歧視非異性戀者的(同性戀者、雙性戀者、跨性別者、性別認同疑惑者, 英文簡稱LGBTQ)言論,韓裔同志社區組織、韓裔盟友們、以及亞太裔同志社區組織的共同聲明如下: 「鄭勝振對非異性戀族群的守舊看法,對於充滿各色各樣、非異性戀移民族群色彩的皇后區而言是落伍的。 身為韓裔非異性戀組織與其同盟,看見一位對韓裔社區有如此重大貢獻的人物發表對於非異性戀社群、婚姻以及公共教育的偏歧言論,我們深感失望。其從教科書中刪去非異性戀者存在的有害訴求,抹煞了尋求同為非異性戀者和韓裔身份認同的我們和我們家人的存在一樣。 當一個社區領袖,如鄭勝振,發表歧視同志以及跨性別(恐同、恐跨)的言論時,這無疑地將重創社區裡正在掙扎著出櫃的年輕人。身為一位社區領袖,鄭勝振有道德責任為這些年輕非異性戀族群發聲,而不是擴大守舊的偏見。 我們呼籲鄭先生徹底反省其言辭中的有害影響,重新評估他的立場,並與簽署此聲明的組織會面。」 此聲明及通信僅提供教育用途使用,並無黨派立場。不可作為支持或反對任何參選人或其辦公室的資料。 簽署者: API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC (ARP PFLAG NYC) Asian Pride Project Dari Project Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) Korean Americans […]

Homophobic Queens Candidate SJ Jung

[연대성명] 정승진 후보의 성소수자 차별 발언을 규탄한다

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews [연대성명] 정승진 후보의 성소수자 차별 발언을 규탄한다 지난 8월 29일 뉴욕 데일리 뉴스는 뉴욕 주 상원의원 후보이자 한인사회 리더인 정승진 후보의 반동성애적 발언에 대해 보도했다. 이에 한국계 성소수자 단체들, 이들을 지지하는 한인들, 그리고 아시안계 성소수자 […]

Homophobic Queens Candidate SJ Jung

LGBTQ Korean American Groups and Allies Condemn S.J. Jung’s Remarks on LGBTQ Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews LGBTQ Korean American Groups and Allies Condemn S.J. Jung’s Remarks on LGBTQ Communities Following the New York Daily News’ report of homophobic remarks made by S.J. Jung, a candidate for the New York State Senate […]