Support our Federation Members this Give OUT Day

Especially in 2017, we need to support the safety of our queer and trans and gender non-conforming Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) community. Learn how our federation members are supporting our communities with funds raised in this year’s Give OUT Day.

 


It’s critical it is to come together, fight isolation, and build systems that support our full humanity, so this spring, APIENC’s Give OUT Day focuses on supporting their summer leadership development work: internship, leadership exchange, and network of community mentorship. Every dollar supports the leadership development of trans, non-binary, and queer APIs.


API Equality-LA works within the Asian and Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities in order to promote racial and social justice. All funds raised will sustain their internship and leadership programs for the upcoming year. Their programs give youth from different backgrounds and identities hands-on training with community organizing and activism.


Nearly a year since the Orlando nightclub shooting, NQAPIA and the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) continue to support, empower, and connect LGBTQ Muslims across the country.

 


MASGDMASGD aims to increase acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities and promotes a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality. They seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. Your gift allows MASGD to continue creating opportunities for LGBTQ Muslims to be represented, find resources, and know they are not alone.


NQAPIA recognizes the importance of building family acceptance and cultivating supportive communities for LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders. Our groundbreaking family acceptance workshops and multi-lingual visibility campaign have helped make heartwarming progress.

 


To lift our communities, NQAPIA is supporting efforts to plan the first-ever National LGBTQ Conference for Korean Americans. This landmark project will bring together LGBTQ people of Korean descent from around the country to help build a shared sense of identity and pride and to promote broader acceptance and visibility within the API community.


The San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander PFLAG is a loving community of compassionate and welcoming individuals that provide a safe space for parents, families, straight allies and LGBTQ persons of Asian, Pacific-Islander, East Asian, and South Asian descent. Funds raised will help continue their monthly support group meetings and community outreach programs.


Will you make a donation of $25 to one organization or even $5 to each organization?
With any amount, we all appreciate your support on Give OUT Day and every day.

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Share a Coffee with Actor Conrad Ricamora

Making our Communities Visible on National Television

On this Friday morning, instead of worrying on your way to work, hearing the news and quickly grabbing some coffee to-go, join Conrad Ricamora in slowing down, making coffee at home, and donating your $5 latte money to an organization who will protect your community.

Conrad, from ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, donated his latte money to NQAPIA after learning more about our work and Trump’s staff picks. Will you support us, just like Conrad?

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Watch Conrad Ricamora talk about his donation to NQAPIA

Last year, Conrad received NQAPIA’s Community Catalyst Award for raising the visibility of LGBT Asians and educating millions about PrEP on national television. Balitang America talks with Conrad at the banquet:

Conrad Ricamora at the 2016 Community Catalyst Awards

Watch Conrad Ricamora receive the 2016 Community Catalyst Award

Tomorrow night, NQAPIA will honor another celebrity, Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 1) with the 2017 Community Catalyst Awards for raising awareness of API immigrants and people living with HIV.

NQAPIA Honors Ongina from RuPaul's Drag Race at the NYC Community Catalyst Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Joy Luck Palace 98 Mott Street. Get your tickets at bit.ly/cca2017

If you cannot join, will you kindly make a donation, so someone else can attend and be with us in community during these difficult times?

Please push out this wonderful video, as our former honoree, as an effort to entice others to attend and support our work: youtu.be/xFaTOZYqj74. Thank you!

#WhyIGive
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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 keep or community safe and fight for immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and LGBT equality.

NQAPIA is working hard to keep our community safe and secure. You can help by making a donation.

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Later this month, NQAPIA will be hosting our annual Community Catalyst Awards Celebrations in New York City and Washington, DC. They are celebrations of our community, reunions with old friends, and time to inspire a new generation of leaders. Join us!

For me, they are more than just fundraising banquets. They showcase the people who inspire me and have worked hard to defend our community. Let me tell you about them and why they are so special to me.

Community Catalyst Awards Banquet in Washington, DC on March 11


Gautam RaghavanGautam Raghavan is a first-generation immigrant from India and served as President Barack Obama’s liaison to the LGBT community and the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. Before, he was Deputy White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense and led efforts to undo the Pentagon’s anti-LGBT “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. He is now Vice President of Policy of the Gill Foundation where he drives federal and state efforts to ensure a level playing field for all LGBT Americans.


Miriam YeungMiriam Yeung was most recently the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) leading the country’s advocacy on behalf of AAPI women and girls. Miriam has brought fierce intersectional analysis, practical policy advocacy, and a deep belief in powerbuilding from the base up. I recognize her as a leader in reproductive justice, immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial justice movements.


AQUA DCFor 20 years, Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA DC) has been promoting positive identity and advocating for the general welfare of the API GBTQ male-identified members of the of the Washington, DC metro area. I’ve know the “AQUA boys” for over 15 years and have always admired their advocacy, coalition building, education, networking, outreach, and support.


Where would our community be were it not for Gautam, Miriam, and AQUA?

Community Catalyst Awards Banquet in New York City on March 25


OnginaOngina (born Ryan Ong Palao) is flying in from Los Angeles and is originally from the Philippines. She was part of the 1st Cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was best known for her sweetness, fashionable runway presentations, and coming out to the world as HIV+. She now hosts Logo’s series “HIV and Me” to tell the stories of those living with HIV. Ongina inspires me with her views drag as artistic expression and an outlet for a woman stuck in a gay man’s body to come out and let loose and have fun. I can so relate.


Ng FamilyThe Ng Family is one where each member of the family has done so much for the LGBT API community (pictured left to right: Jonas, Virginia, Maxwell, and John).

Father John Ng, was educated in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. in 1974 looking to better his life and provide an opportunity for the next generation. He has spoken on several panels being the proud father of a transgender son. He has been married to his wife Virginia for 43 years.

Mother Virginia Lou Ng, has been involved in the Asian American community for over 35 years and is best known for her work at OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) and Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Virginia served as New Jersey Chapter President and OCA National Vice President.

Son Maxwell Ng chairs the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. Last summer, MTPC passed legislation to protect Trans people in public accommodations. Maxwell also serves on the Steering Committee for the Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance (QAPA). Founded in 1979, QAPA, is the oldest Asian queer organization in the US.

Brother Jonas Ng is a Vice President at Nationwide Bank. He has excelled as a member of the Bank’s executive leadership team and before was a Managing Director for Discover Card. He is a staunch LGBT ally and has promoted Diversity and Inclusion is at several Fortune 200 financial institutions.


I love that we are honoring a drag queen and a family.

Fundraising

It’s up to the community to support the work of NQAPIA in cultivating a new generation of LGBT API leaders, building local capacity, fighting for immigrants’ rights, and promoting family acceptance. We cannot rely on foundations, corporations, and the rich. So, at each of the dinners, Anish Tailor from KhushDC and Patrick Lee from GAPIMNY will share their personal stories and why they are supporting NQAPIA and the Queer Asian movement. All support at any level helps.

I am so excited for each of these dinners and I hope you can join us. You can buy tickets to the New York and Washington, DC dinners.

If you cannot come, please consider supporting someone else to come so that they can be in community with us. NQAPIA believes that money should never be a barrier to participating. You can donate a ticket by purchasing a ticket for either or both dinners in New York and Washington, DC.

And at the very least, a donation of any amount will help continue the critical work of these amazing honorees. Donate at bit.ly/supportcca.

I hope you can join us and be in community with us either in-person or as a donor. We need your support now more than ever.

In community and solidarity:

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Glenn D. Magpantay
Executive Director
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org

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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!

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.

“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 at NQAPIA. And so I give to NQAPIA because I know so many have given before me, so I could find a place to belong. I give to NQAPIA because I have two sons and at one time I feared I would only have one. And I give to NQAPIA because I wake up each morning with hope for Aiden’s future, where I once feared that he would not find happiness and love.

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

I am hoping that you will find your reasons to give as well. It feels so good to know that my donations are going towards helping families stay connected with love, or helping those whose families have not embraced them fully to find a chosen family to support them. It feels good to know that I am helping immigrant families, stop racial profiling and speak out for our Muslim community who could be discriminated against like my family was and put into concentration camps during World War II. I believe in NQAPIA’s work and I have seen what a wonderful steward of our dollars NQAPIA is. The Board and staff of NQAPIA work tirelessly and unselfishly to support our API LGBTQ community, but they can’t do the amazing work they are doing without our support.

In honor of the 39 organizations that are part of the NQAPIA alliance and also doing incredible work, I am donating $390. If you are able, can you please donate, $3,900 or $390 or $39, or any donation that you are able to make will help further their work? Thank you so much for all your have done for my family and so many others.

We are strong, we are resilient, and we are love.

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Donate to NQAPIA today at bit.ly/GiveOUTDayNQAPIA

Give OUT Day is Next Tuesday, August 2nd!

Give OUT Day 8.2.2016

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 ever, the importance of NQAPIA’s work is crystal clear. Our community was rocked by the tragedy in Orlando, which was motivated by hate toward LGBTQ people. When reports emerged that the shooter, an Afghani-American, may have been gay himself, we could not help thinking about how desperately he and his family may have needed to know there is a whole community of people with similar backgrounds who love and accept LGBTQ people. It brought home how critical our work really is.

Family is Still Family Hindi PSAAsian Pride Project
This summer, our family acceptance public service announcements reached over 200 million people. These PSAs, created by the Asian Pride Project, aired in several languages in mainstream, LGBTQ, and ethnic media. This groundbreaking campaign is just getting started, and we hope to expand our reach to more and more people who need to hear the message that LGBTQ children in our communities are loved.

On August 2, we hope you will consider investing in Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander LGBTQ people and our families. We hope you will Give OUT and help us continue to send our message of love to people who need to hear it.

Sponsorship Opportunities – 2015 National Conference

AAPIs are among the fastest growing minority groups in the nation and are an emerging sector of the LGBTQ community. Sponsoring the NQAPIA conference provides maximum visibility and is a strategic opportunity to achieve marketing goals. Participation in the conference demonstrates simultaneous commitment to both the LGBT and Asian American communities and one’s own company/organization.

DETAILS

A prospectus with detailed information about the various ways to participate, including sponsorship, exhibiting, advertising, and branding opportunities is here: NQAPIA 2015 Prospectus for Sponsors Ads Exhibits.

Payments can be made here:

To learn more, contact Glenn Magpantay at glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org or 917-439-3158.

Sponsorship Levels
Diamond Level – $25,000+
Gold Level – $15,000
Pearl Level – $10,000
Jade Level – $5,000
Lotus Level – $2,500
Jasmine Level – $1,000
General Conference Supporter – $500

All Diamond, Gold, Pearl, Jade, Lotus, and Jasmine Sponsors receive banner placement and signage, exhibiting space, complimentary conference registrations, bag inserts, full-page program book advertisements, and company/organization logo in the looped slideshow at the Gala Dinner.

Extra Items
Company/organization logo on nametag lanyard– $2,000
Insert materials into Conference attendees’ welcome packets – $250

Why Support NQAPIA and the National Conference?

  • Become part of NQAPIA’s critical policy, advocacy and educational initiatives to address homophobia and racial intolerance.
  • NQAPIA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, so contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • The conference provides a unique opportunity for visibility among the leading LGBT and AAPI community leaders and professionals, as well as national figures, including elected officials, policy makers and advocates.
  • Support of NQAPIA can demonstrate a company commitment to diversity and can promote moral among company employees who are not only LGBT or AAPI, but for the entire workforce.
  • Nearly 90% of gays and lesbians report that a brand’s sponsorship of LGBT events favorably influences their buying decisions. (Community Marketing, Inc., 2007).
  • The buying power of gay and lesbian consumers is likely to exceed $835 billion. This unparalleled brand loyalty is a compelling reason for any company to partner with an LGBT organization. (The Gay and Lesbian Market in the US by Witeck-Combs Communications Inc., in Packaged Facts 2007.)
  • Asian American buying power was estimated at $543.7 billion in 2010 and is projected to climb to $775.1 billion in 2015. The increase is the highest of all race/ethnic groups. (The Multicultural Economy 2010 by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in Packaged Facts; InterTrend Communication’s Knowledge Center 2007, TVB Media Marketing.)

Exhibiting & Advertising – 2015 National Conference

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AAPIs are among the fastest growing minority groups in the nation and are an emerging sector of the LGBTQ community. Exhibitng or advertising at the NQAPIA conference provides maximum visibility and is a strategic opportunity to achieve marketing goals to both the LGBT and Asian American communities.

Details
A prospectus with detailed information about exhibiting, advertising, and branding opportunities is here: NQAPIA 2015 Prospectus for Sponsors Ads Exhibits.

Payments can be made here

To learn more, contact Glenn Magpantay at glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org or 917-439-3158.

SizeDimensions (w x h)Price
Cover7.5” x 10”Reserved for top sponsors
Full-Page7.5” x 10”$300
Half-Page7.5” x 5”$150
Quarter-Page3.75” x 5$75
Name listing onlyline$50
*Exhibit TablesPrice
Corporate & Governement$500
Non-profits or Small Businesses$250
Small non-profits or Community Organizations$100
*Exhibit tables are 3’ x 9’
**Exhibitors all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning
***NOTE: All Diamond, Gold, Pearl, Jade, Lotus, and Jasmine Sponsors receive complimentary exhibiting space, bag inserts, and full-page program book advertisements.

 

Why Exhibit and Advertise at NQAPIA’s National Conference?

  • NQAPIA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, so contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • The conference provides a unique opportunity for visibility among the leading LGBT and AAPI community leaders and professionals, as well as national figures, including elected officials, policy makers and advocates.
  • Nearly 90% of gays and lesbians report that a brand’s sponsorship of LGBT events favorably influences their buying decisions. (Community Marketing, Inc., 2007).
  • The buying power of gay and lesbian consumers is likely to exceed $835 billion. This unparalleled brand loyalty is a compelling reason for any company to partner with an LGBT organization. (The Gay and Lesbian Market in the US by Witeck-Combs Communications Inc., in Packaged Facts 2007.)
  • Asian American buying power was estimated at $543.7 billion in 2010 and is projected to climb to $775.1 billion in 2015. The increase is the highest of all race/ethnic groups. (The Multicultural Economy 2010 by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in Packaged Facts; InterTrend Communication’s Knowledge Center 2007, TVB Media Marketing.)

NQAPIA Takes Part in Giving Tuesday

Hello Friends and Supporters!

NQAPIA is proud to participate in “Giving Tuesday,” a national campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. We are excited to add this to the holiday week of “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday,” and “Cyber Monday.”

As you know, NQAPIA builds the capacity of organizations at the local level and gives our communities a much needed national voice.

We need your support to continue our initiatives in 2013, including:

You’re helping us widen our circle of support as we build a national movement of philanthropy.  The Arcus Foundation has generously offered to match donations so the impact of your contribution is doubled.

Will you make a donation today?

 

In gratitude,


 

 

Ben de Guzman, on behalf of the NQAPIA Board and Staff

 

www.nqapia.org

nqapia@gmail.com