2018 National Conference Sponsors

As of June 25, 2018

Gold
Bohnett Foundation
Marguerite Casey 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
Macy’s
National API LGBT Giving Circle
National Education Association (NEA)
Office of Minority Health Resource Center / DHHS
Planned Parenthood Federation of American
Rosenberg Foundation
Security and Rights Collaborative at the Proteus Fund

LOTUS
A Parent Who Loves their LGBTQ Kid
Advocates for Youth
API Dream Team
GAPA Foundation
General Electric (GE)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Verizon
Weston Miliken

Jasmine
Atlanta Pride
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC)
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
Kaiser Permanente
Horizons Foundation
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Horizons Foundation
National LGBTQ Task Force

Conference Event Sponsors
API PFLAG SGV co-sponsor of the Faith Convening
Kaiser Permanente for mental health workshop
San Francisco AIDS Foundation for Opening Reception and STD/HIV/AIDS Testing
Tides Foundation for the Funder Briefing
Red Envelope Giving Circle as a workshop sponsor for “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! Expanding Our Families With Babies and More”
AAPIP San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapter for the Funder Briefing
Marguerite Casey Foundation for Funder briefing
Red Envelope Giving Circle as a workshop sponsor for “Giving Circles: Mobilizing Money for Our Communities”
Kriya and Nina Chantalat Giving Fund as a workshop sponsor for “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! Expanding Our Families With Babies and More”

NQAPIA Supporters
Alphawood Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Aratani Foundation
Borealis Philanthropies: Impact Litigation Fund
CJ Huang Foundation
Common Counsel Foundation
Dinner Guys Giving Circle
Liberty Hill Foundation – Rapid Response Fund
New York Community Trust
OCA Greater Houston Chapter
Office of Minority Health Resource Center / DHHS
Open Society Foundations
Project by Project
Unbound Philanthropy
Wild Geese Foundation
Walter and Evelyn Haas, Jr. Fund
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Supporter
Glenn Magpantay
Tides Foundation

 

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!

NQAPIA staff pictured at the 2016 NYC Community Catalyst Awards

At the Leadership Summit, instead of only recognizing recognizing well-known or famous individuals, we want to recognize our federation members through several Member of the Year awards!

Our Member of the Year awards will highlight the work you have done in six different areas:

  1. Membership Retention and/or Growth
  2. LGBTQ Visibility
  3. Community Education
  4. NQAPIA Partnership
  5. Community Building
  6. Advocacy

Nominate an organization for any and all categories. NQAPIA federation members are organizations who are explicitly missioned as LGBTQ AAPI organizations.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

We also would like to recognize our Board Members by selecting an NQAPIA Board MVP. Help us recognize their impact on the LGBTQ AAPI community! bit.ly/cca_nominations

Applications are due by Sunday, August 7th by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Purchase a ticket for the Community Catalyst Awards Fundraiser Banquet in Louisiana.

NQAPIA Immigration Update: From Buford Highway to the Beltway

This past weekend, participants at our Atlanta Regional Summit put their learnings into practice and engaged the immigration reform debate by calling on their friends and family to weigh in on legislation being considered in Washington, DC. At the Center for Pan Asian Community Services in the Buford Highway ethnic neighborhood, 20 phone bankers in an hour got 77 commitments to call members of Congress in the South in support of immigration reform.

Right now, 100 of our sisters and allies from the We Belong Together campaign are in Washington, DC fasting in solidarity with #Fast4Families to highlight the urgency in our communities and the urgency for reform that will keep our families together and break the broken immigration system. Every day that goes by brings us further past the two million deportations that have already happened in the past six years and makes reform that much more elusive.

Can you join our Summit participants and make a call to your member of Congress today and ask them to pass reform? The script is below.

We thank you for your continued support of the issues our communities care about.

In partnership,

Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs

 

Phone Script

You can use the phone script below to call your member of Congress. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me.

Call 202-224-3121 and give the Capitol Hill Switchboard your address and they will identify your member of Congress and connect you directly to their Washington, DC office. If you know your member, you can also look them up online and get their direct number that way.

 
Congressional Staff Greeting: “Hi! Representative X’s office, how may I help you?”
 
Hi, my name is ___________ (your name) and I live in the Congressmember’s district. I’m calling to urge the Congressmember to support immigration reform that:
  • Includes a path to citizenship
  • Upholds civil and human rights
  • Keeps families together, and
  • Protects workers on all ends of the economic scale

I hope s/he will support the discharge petition that was recently introduced in the House. It is very important to me and my community that Congress votes on immigration reform this year.

Will the Congressmember support the discharge petition? 

[If supports]: Great! Thank you! I hope your boss will push for a vote on immigration on the floor as soon as possible.

[If no]: I am very disappointed and I hope the Congressmember will reconsider her/ his position. My family, friends and I will be voting in November and this issue is very important to us.

Thank you for your time.

LGBT Asian Americans Come to Atlanta with a Sense of History

Caption: The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, site for NQAPIA 2014 Atlanta Regional  Summit

 

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance brings first LGBT Asian American Conference to the South and Supports National April 5 Day of Action on Deportation

 

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2014

Ben de Guzman

202-422-4909

Ben_deGuzman@nqapia.org

Atlanta, GA- On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fifty Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBT advocates and allies are convening to one of the cradles of the Civil Rights movement to claim our place in the journey towards the beloved community. The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, along with a Planning Committee and local partners in Asian American and LGBT communities such as the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Georgia Equality, is putting on what is believed to be the first ever gathering specifically bringing together AAPI LGBT communities in the South. During the Summit, NQAPIA will also stand in solidarity with national events happening around the country with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s #Not1More campaign.

“We are ready for this in the South,” said Stan Fong, NQAPIA Board member and Summit Planning Committee lead. “The AAPI community is the fastest growing racial/ ethnic group in the South according to Census data, and we are the vanguard of the conversation about LGBT justice as emerging voices are challenging conventional wisdom about conservatism and the South.”

“We have been here for a long time, and this Summit is an opportunity to invoke that history and move forward,” said Florence Tang, Summit Planning Committee member. “From building community to challenging racism in the LGBT community and homophobia in the AAPI community, and we are excited about charting our course for the future with NQAPIA and all our friends from throughout the region.”

“Our convening in Summit comes at a special moment at a unique crossroad in our history,” said Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs. “April 4 is the anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination and we commit ourselves to the legacy of civil rights with love and respect for those who marched before us in whose steps we follow in Atlanta. On April 5 our Summit ‘marches’ in solidarity with advocates around the country calling on the President to use every resource at his disposal to keep our immigrant families together and stop indiscriminate deportations.”

Events for the weekend include a Friday night reception and programming Saturday and Sunday at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services. For more information, the Program Book is available online. http://issuu.com/stanfong/docs/nqapiasouthprogram_final

 

 

Early Bird What Now?

New York National Community Catalyst Awards: March 29

Atlanta Regional Summit: April 4-6

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 25!

 

If you’re following NQAPIA at all, you hopefully know we’ve got two major events coming up- our annual Community Catalyst Awards on March 29 in New York, and our 2014 Southern Regional Summit April 4-6 in Atlanta, GA.

We are so excited to bring folks to both these events that we have extended the deadline for early registration for BOTH of these events. Yes, you heard that right! Until March 25, our New York/ New Jersey/ Connecticut friends can pick up their Community Catalyst Award tickets at a discounted rate, and our friends in the South can register here for our Southern Regional Summit at the early bird rate!

We’re looking forward to spreading more LGBT AAPI love to the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the Northeast, and California later in the year, but get your chance to join the NQAPIA crew in New York and Atlanta NOW!

 

 

We’re Headed South!

We have shared this invitation to attend the NQAPIA Southern Regional Summit April 4-6 in Atlanta with all our friends in the South. If you know anyone in the area who would be interested, we are open for business in Atlanta! Information on registration is below!

 

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NQAPIA Regional Summits

caption: 2010 NQAPIA Chicago Summit

 

NQAPIA is excited to announce our 2014 Regional Summits! In previous years, we have brought leaders from AAPI LGBT organizations for one national face-to-face meeting that provides opportunities to build community, build skills, and build knowledge together. For 2014, in order to improve local partnerships and build local presence, instead of doing one national meeting, we will be holding five, count ’em, 5 Regional Summits.

We’re proud to work with local Planning Committees to bring Regional Summits in the following cities:

April 4-6: Atlanta, GA

April 11-13: Portland, OR

July 18-20: Philadelphia, PA

July 25-27: Fresno, CA

August 15-17: Minneapolis, MN

The Regional Summits are, for the most part, invitation only and open to organizations that are part of the NQAPIA alliance. The notable exception is Atlanta, where we are happy to accept registration from AAPI LGBT identified advocates and leaders from across the South (registration is here: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7100/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=69594)

For more information about the Summits, please contact me via e-mail at ben_deguzman@nqapia.org.

 

Thanks!

Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs

 

NQAPIA Southern Regional Summit: Request for Proposals

Photo Caption:  NQAPIA in the South for the June 2010 Atlanta LGBT Immigration Forum 

We are excited to move forward with our NQAPIA Regional Summit in Atlanta!  Please see the Request for Workshop Proposals below.  Please note that this Summit has limited space and will prioritize individuals working with LGBT AAPI communities in the South.

Deadline to submit proposals is January 10, 2014.  Proposals can be e-mailed to florencye@gmail.com per the instructions below.

For more information, e-mail femmetron@gmail.com or glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org.

Request for Workshop Proposals for

NQAPIA Southern Regional Summit of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders

April 4 to 6, 2014

Atlanta, GA

 

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is collaborating with local leaders in the South for a Southern Regional Summit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Atlanta the weekend of April 4 to 6, 2014.

NQAPIA is a federation of LGBT AAPI organizations.  NQAPIA seeks to build local capacity, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.  The Regional Summit is a conference that aims to bring together 50 LGBT AAPI activists from across the South to network, organize, agitate, educate, and build capacity of the nation’s LGBT AAPI community.  (See the Conference Concept Paper for more details.)

This request for proposals is for possible workshops at the Southern Regional Summit.  A planning committee will decide the array of topics.  We hope for a wide array of topics on politics, organizing, community building efforts, arts and culture, health and wellness, organizational development trainings, fundraising and leadership development, advocacy topics such as state/local non-discrimination laws and immigrants’ rights, and others.  Caucuses will provide attendees with opportunities to network with others in their local areas or affinities.  On Sunday, a strategic General Membership Meeting will discuss next steps and review organizational business, as well as time to give feedback and evaluate the conference.  Social activities are also being planned.

No travel support or honorariums will be provided for workshop presenters.  However, we are pleased to offer registration fee waivers for all presenters.

For More Information, Contact:

Asha Leong at femmetron@gmail.com or 404-668-2742 or

Glenn D. Magpantay at glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org or 917-439-3158.

 

Submit proposals to Florence Tang, florencye@gmail.com by January 10, 2014.

 

 

 

Request for Workshop Proposals at NQAPIA Southern Regional Summit of

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders

April 4 to 6, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Contact Name

Organizational Affiliation (if any)

Mailing Address  

Phone

Email

 

SESSION TYPE:

¨ Workshop.

¨ Open Caucus – for networking time to strategize (anyone can participate)

¨ Safe Caucus – for specific communities (e.g. ethnicity, gender/ gender-ID etc.) that are limited only to participants with that affinity.

 

TITLE: Please provide a short title for the session that will be included in conference materials.

DESCRIPTION: Please provide a brief (50-75 words) description of the session to be printed.

PRESENTER INFOPlease provide contact information (name, affiliation, phone, email, and demographics) for proposed presenters.  We encourage presenters to be balanced in terms of gender, gender-identity, ethnicity, age, etc.

 

Presenter #1

Name

Email

Organization

Phone

Address

City/State/Zip

Identity/ies (for diversity)

 

Presenter #2

Name

Email

Organization

Phone

Address

City/State/Zip

Identity/ies (for diversity)

 

Presenter #3

Name

Email

Organization

Phone

Address

City/State/Zip

Identity/ies (for diversity)

 

 

ABSTRACT:  Please provide a more detailed abstract (150-200 words) on the session, describing the importance of this workshop/caucus, needs to be addressed, or goals.  Abstracts will not be included in conference materials, but will help the Planning Committee evaluate proposals.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

January 10 – Workshop Proposals Due

February 1 – Notification of accepted workshops

March 1 – Finalization of workshops and conference schedule developed

April 4 to 6 – Conference

 

Thank you!

Please submit this form by January 10, 2014 to Florence Tang, florencye@gmail.com

Hawai’i Summit – 2013

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is organizing a weekend long training and issue briefing for leaders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. Local leaders from around the country will convene to network, learn about current issues, share strategies, and build the infrastructure of their organizations. Two members from each NQAPIA member organization will be invited to participate in the Summit to build a diverse body of participants (gender, gender expression, ethnicity, age, region, etc.). NQAPIA will cover lodging, meals, and ground transport, local organizations will cover their own flights. NQAPIA will also host special convenings for Pacific Islander LGBT leaders and LGBT students from the University of Hawaiʻi system.

SUMMIT ACTIVITIES

• Leadership Training: Skills-building sessions to develop leadership in a variety of areas
• Issue Briefing: Focus on issues of concern at local and national levels
• Program Planning: Discussion of NQAPIA projects and organizational structure
• Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Solidarity: Building awareness of LGBT Native
Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and issues of concern, including: sovereignty,
HIV/ AIDS, disparities, inclusion and outreach
• Saturday Night Community Catalyst Fundraiser: Support NQAPIA and Hawaiʻi
organizations as we honor local and national leaders for their track record in Asian
American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander LGBT communities
• NQAPIA Program Update and Business: Discussion of NQAPIA initiatives and coordination between local groups and national organization

AGENDA

Thursday – July 25
• Pacific Islander Convening
• UH LGBT Student Convening
• Evening Reception- Open for Summit participants, small fee for other guests

Friday – July 26
• Welcome and Introduction
• Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
• Solidarity Building
• Welcoming Reception

Saturday – July 27
• Training and Issue Briefing
• NQAPIA Community Catalyst Award

Sunday – July 28
• NQAPIA National Program and Activities

Monday – July 29
• Voluntary pay-on-your-own social outings