Entries by Janani Balasubramanian

Faith Acceptance

So many LGBT Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders follow strong spiritual traditions.  Yes some traditions have overlooked LGBT people or have been outright hostile. NQAPIA’s faith acceptance campaign includes a resource library and workshops for Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs that are culturally competent for APIs. Christianity Resources Buddhism Resources […]

Islam Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBT Muslim Asian Americans, South Asians, and Southeast Asians: ARTICLES Human Rights Campaign Faith Resources https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/RFP_LGBTQ_Muslim_Resources.pdf https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/HRC-MUSLIM_GUIDE.pdf https://www.hrc.org/resources/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-islam Muhsin Hendricks – Islamic Texts: A Source for Acceptance of Queer Individuals into Mainstream Muslim Society https://www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/muhsin.pdf Olfa Youssef – The Qur’an […]

Hinduism Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBTQ Hindu Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders: ARTICLES Bhattar, R. and Victoria, N. (2007). Rainbow Rice: A Dialogue between two Asian American Gay Men in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  The Vermont Connection. Vol. 28. Burlington, […]

Sikhism Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBTQ Sikhs: ARTICLES: Gill, H. (2017, May 02). To Babes, with love: An illustrator explores the intersection between queer and Sikh pride. https://scroll.in/magazine/835015/to-babes-with-love-an-illustrator-explores-the-intersection-bet ween-queer-and-sikh-pride Singh, M. (2015, Aug 22). How I learned to have pride in both my Sikh and […]

Buddhism Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBTQ Buddhist Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders: ARTICLES Hy, V. (2017, Aug 18). Buddhism, diaspora and the challenge of faith in queer communities. http://archermagazine.com.au/2017/08/buddhism-diaspora-queer-communities/ Iwohara, J. (2018, March 2) Affirmed by Primal Vow. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/affirmed-primal-vow-john-iwohara/ (2018, Sep […]

Christianity Resources

Listed below is a compilation of resources arranged by media regarding faith affirming resources for LGBTQ Christian Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders: ARTICLES Abes, E.S and Kasch, D. (2007). Using Queer Theory to Explore Lesbian College Students’ Multiple Dimensions of Identity. Journal of College Student Development 48(6), 619-636. (Catholic) https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d048/3662f448dbc415286a1f216650d0c902982d.pdf Bhattar, […]

LGBTQ Asians Defend California’s Sanctuary Laws

************************* LGBTQ Asians Defend California’s Sanctuary Laws Amicus brief urges US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Block Trump Administration’s Challenge to CA Laws Protecting Undocumented Immigrants ************ Today, March 13, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments in U.S. v. California, the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws that […]

op ed on net neutrality

OpEd: Net Neutrality Should Apply To All Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) When we go online, we deserve an open and free internet. We should be able to go to any website we want and use whatever applications we want. No company on the internet should be powerful […]

2019 Catalyst Awards Dinners

NQAPIA’s 2019 Community Catalyst Awards Dinners Washington DC – Sunday, March 24, 2019, 6-10pm, at Sax DC, 734 11th Street NW, honoring: David Do of the DC Mayor’s Office & Bianca Humady Rey of Capital Pride DC FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/315954829279319/ Purchase tiks for DC: bit.ly/cca19dc New York – Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6-10pm, at […]

Nonprofit state disclosure

State Nonprofit Disclosures Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below. New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/ REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, […]