Uncovering Our Stories: Maya Jafer

Maya Final from Asian Pride Project on Vimeo. I was born and raised in the south of India in Madurai, Tamil Nadu with my parents, older brother and younger sister. I was born into a very religious Muslim family. My parents gave me the name Mohammed Gulam Hussain though now, as a post-operative transsexual female, … Read more Uncovering Our Stories: Maya Jafer

NQAPIA Supports the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

NQAPIA is proud to take part in activities around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. We are joining AAPI national organizations in a contingent to take part in the National Action to Realize the Dream March & Rally on Saturday, August 24.  … Read more NQAPIA Supports the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

UNCOVERING OUR STORIES Brings Forward Asian American LGBT Stories on Immigration

NQAPIA campaign highlights overlooked perspectives in

immigration debate during Congressional recess

 

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2013

Contact: Ben de Guzman
NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs

E-Mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org
Phone: 202-422-4909

Washington, DC:  The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) unveiled its “Uncovering Our Stories” campaign today. The campaign highlights experiences of Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people with the broken immigration system and is part of NQAPIA’s efforts to mobilize communities around comprehensive immigration reform.  As Congress adjourns for the August recess, NQAPIA is working in local communities to bring our stories forward and call for real reform that includes all our families.

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Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Immigration Take Center Stage at LGBT Summit in Hawai’i

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) holds first LGBT Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander convening, focuses leadership training on both immigration reform and indigenous concerns for LGBT communities

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 2

Contact: Ben de Guzman

E-mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org

Phone: 202-422-4909

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