WHAT WE DO

NQAPIA builds the capacity of local, grassroots, and affinity-based LGBTQ+API groups; advances an intersectional justice and equity agenda for all the communities we call home; supports intergenerational family (re)building and engagement; and ensures LGBTQ+API representation everywhere, especially in research and resource development.

Capacity Building

We provide capacity building support to a wide and growing range of small, mostly volunteer-run local, grassroots, and affinity-based groups across the country.

We do so through fiscal sponsorships, technical

assistance, policy education, organizational and leadership development programs, access to peer networks, and funding.

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Advocacy

We advance an intersectional equity and justice agenda for all LGBTQ+ Asians and Pacific Islanders, and all the communities we call home.

 

We do so through outreach and education, issue-based campaigns, voter mobilization, and protection, partnerships and coalitions, and impact litigation.

Convenings

We convene the country's largest LGBTQ+ API conference every three years, alongside local, regional, and leadership summits, multi-city sector-specific forums, the annual API Institute at Creating Change, and our legendary Community Catalyst dinners.

We also host virtual events like the "State of the LGBTQ+API Movement" and continue to develop hybrid programming as we navigate the pandemic.

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Representation

We provide and advocate for more inclusive representation of LGBTQ+API people and our perspectives everywhere, and especially in research and the development of resources.

We do so through a wide range of partnerships and coalitions, presentations, panels, and other educational activities, and facilitating outreach for and the culturally-competent production of research and resources.