Understanding the Muslim Bans

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Understanding the Muslim Bans **Current as of February 1,2018 ** The Muslim Bans are a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations that the Trump administration has implemented. The first version, Muslim Ban 1.0, was signed and went into effect on 1/27/2017. Within a day of this first executive order being … Read more Understanding the Muslim Bans

LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar Schuyler Bailar, who is 21 and currently attending Harvard University, is a transgender man on Harvard’s men’s swimming and diving team. Born to a white father and an Asian mother, Bailar is a 25-time National Championship qualifier and a member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s 2012 and 2013 National Championship … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar

LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị

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LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị Amazin LêThị was a Vietnamese professional bodybuilder and now does advocacy work with her organization the Amazin Lethi Foundation, promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and equality for LGBT youth. She grew up in Australia, where she said, as a teen, she was bullied for being Asian and, later on, for being part … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị

LGBTQ API Athletes: Julie Chu

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] LGBTQ API Athletes: Julie Chu [/av_textblock] [av_gallery ids=’5744,5745′ style=’thumbnails’ preview_size=’portfolio’ crop_big_preview_thumbnail=’avia-gallery-big-no-crop-thumb’ thumb_size=’portfolio’ columns=’2′ imagelink=’lightbox’ lazyload=’avia_lazyload’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Julie Wu Chu is a gold medalist from Team USA’s ice hockey team. Born in 1982, she is the oldest female ice hockey player on Team USA and is tied for the … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Julie Chu

LGBTQ API Athletes: Esera Tuaolo

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] LGBTQ API Athletes: Esera Tuaolo [/av_textblock] [av_gallery ids=’5743,5746′ style=’thumbnails’ preview_size=’portfolio’ crop_big_preview_thumbnail=’avia-gallery-big-crop-thumb’ thumb_size=’portfolio’ columns=’2′ imagelink=’lightbox’ lazyload=’avia_lazyload’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Esera Tavai Tuaolo was a American professional football player and played defensive tackle in the NFL for 10 Years. He played for Oregon State University and was named the best defensive lineman … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Esera Tuaolo

FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

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South Korea has the makings of a broad legal framework to protect LGBT people from discrimination and violence, but it lacks provisions for enforcement and remedy. You can help by writing to the Korean president and urging the government to institute tangible mechanisms to hold perpetrators of anti-LGBT discrimination accountable. Only then can the LGBT … Read more FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

Fact Sheet: The State of LGBTQ Rights in Asia and the Pacific

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] In many countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, same-sex activity is legal. However, most countries lack LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws and provisions for same-sex marriage, and many don’t allow citizens to change their legal gender. LGBTQ people are also not allowed to openly serve in the military in the majority of countries … Read more Fact Sheet: The State of LGBTQ Rights in Asia and the Pacific

$500 Matching Grants for the 2018 National Conference

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$500 Matching Grant for Local Fundraising to Attend the National Conference Request for Proposals (RFP) The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT API groups, … Read more $500 Matching Grants for the 2018 National Conference

OpEd: The Dream Act & the LGBTQ Community: So Much at Stake

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OpEd By Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA Executive Director Take Action: Send an email to Congress Congress must pass the Dream Act. So much is at stake for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) undocumented young people. In September, Donald Trump said he would cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unless Congress … Read more OpEd: The Dream Act & the LGBTQ Community: So Much at Stake