2019 National Leadership Summit

2019 Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

143 leaders of local LGBT API organizations came together for NQAPIA’s National Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, NV inAugust, to network, learn about current issues, share strategies, build infrastructure, and forge collaborative programs.

  • Trainings included organizational & leadership development, fundraising, and capacity building.
  • Briefings on key issues on immigrants’ rights,LGBT equality, health & wellness, API LGBT data with CMI, and Census.
  • Workshops covered the Rise of the Right in our communities, family acceptance, and religious acceptance. Together we brainstormed new campaigns and initiative.
  • We took action on the LGBTQ Equality Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender-identity as well as the Reuniting Families Act to preserve family-based immigration and expand visas for workers. We phone banked and text banked 4,500 people to contact their Members of Congress to support these bills.


August 22-25, 2019


Las Vegas, NV


The Leadership Summit is by invitation only. Please check your email for a link to register.


NQAPIA Membership Organizer
Khudai Tanveer: khudai (at) nqapia (dot) org


Draft Agenda

Summit Details