Entries by Janani Balasubramanian

US Supreme Court Decides LGBT Rights

This 2019-2020 term the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a trio of cases on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on t he basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.  The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance joined amicus (“friend of the court”) brief the cases. Nearly […]

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance statement on FCC/Internet Freedom court decision

Congressional action “only way to guarantee” online protections for marginalized groups 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 (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, promote visibility, and […]

YOUR HONOR ROLL: NQAPIA Legal Program 2019

NQAPIA thanks these law firms and corporate legal departments for their pro bono legal assistance and diversity & inclusion partnerships supporting the LGBT Asian & South Asian community over the past year. The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s 2019 Legal Program has included legal advocacy and impact litigation protecting and promoting immigrants’ rights, LGBT […]

Fact Sheet-Diversity Visa & APIs

An immigrant visa (IV) is issued to a person wishing to live permanently in the U.S. A nonimmigrant visa (NIV) is issued to a person with permanent residence outside the United States, but wishes to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study, as examples. In […]

Fighting for Our Rights

Queer Asian & Proud Fight for LGBT Equality Defend Immigrants’ Rights Asian Americans, Southeast Asians, South Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are the nation’s fast growing minority group and the largest segment of new immigrants coming to the United States.  More and more are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). NQAPIA […]

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) An expected 100 representatives from NQAPIA’s federation members will come together in Las Vegas for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s (NQAPIA) 2019 Leadership Summit. SAVE THE DATE August 22-25, 2019 CITY Las […]

2019 summit details

NQAPIA National Leadership Summit Las Vegas – August 22 to 25, 2019   DETAILS & LOGISTICS No Registration Fee in Lieu of Agreement There is no registration fee provided that the attendees agree to (1) serve as a liaison to NQAPIA for their group; (2) work with NQAPIA on various, mutually agreed upon projects (to […]

2019 Summit Agenda

NQAPIA 2019 National Leadership Summit Hampton Inn Tropicana Las Vegas Las Vegas ▼ August 22-25, 2019 DRAFT AGENDA THURSDAY, AUGUST 22   – Off site 2pm – 5pm        Pre-Summit Conference Planning Meetings DesiQ / KQTCon / Pacifika Gender Justice Off site at Asian Community Development Council (ACDC)   7:00 – 10:00 pm    Welcoming Reception & […]

Op-eds on Online Privacy

OpEd: Online Privacy Protection: Signs are Hopeful for Federal Action Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) When it comes to keeping sensitive information private, no one should be more alert to Congress’ latest actions than the LGBTQ community. Less than several months into this year, Senate and House leaders […]

Queer Asian Post-Queens Pride Party

Description: GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance invite you to our annual Queer Asian Post-Queens Pride Party! Before the weekend ends, join us for dinner and drinks. (It’s real food and yes beer, wine, and signature cocktails!) $20 suggested – proceeds benefit GAPIMNY, NQAPIA, and the Nat’l […]