Entries by NQAPIA

We need administrative relief on immigration NOW!

President Obama promised to act on immigration reform after the midterm elections. NQAPIA is urging that any administrative relief will include the special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Executive action by the President will help more than 267,000 LGBT undocumented immigrants – a disproportionate share […]

NQAPIA hiring an Executive Director

ANNOUNCEMENT TO NQAPIA FRIENDS, MEMBERS, STAKEHOLDERS The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) has experienced exciting growth in the last three years. As part of our long-term strategic plan to ensure that our staff structure keeps pace with our expanding programs and budget, we are moving from a co-director leadership structure to having an […]

Announcing Pabitra Benjamin as NQAPIA’s Organizing Director

NQAPIA is excited to announce the hiring of Pabitra Benjamin as NQAPIA’s new Organizing Director, focusing on immigrants’ rights. Pabitra will work directly with LGBT AAPI member groups across the country and other LGBT and AAPI national groups in Washington, DC. She will also help plan and recruit for NQAPIA’s National Conference in Chicago next […]

Transitions: New Knowledge and New Arrivals

The 13th Annual Philadelphia Transhealth Conference took place this week, and NQAPIA was on hand along with 3,000 of our closest friends in trans and gender non-conforming communities from around the country. NQAPIA led a workshop on “Creating Multilingual Resources for Parents of Transgender AAPIs” and brought together an informal meet-up of our friends and […]

NQAPIA Announces 2014 Community Catalyst Awards

The 2014 NQAPIA Community Catalyst Awards Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:00 PM Salaam Bombay Restaurant, 319 Greenwich Street, New York, NY GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Early Bird Rate Ends on March 15! The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is proud to present the fourth annual Community Catalyst Award Celebration, on Saturday evening, March […]

NQAPIA 2013 News Magazine

Read about NQAPIA activities in 2013 and what our local organizations have been doing in Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities. Highlights: NQAPIA Leadership Summit // Honolulu, HI Fighting for Immigration Reform Uncovering Our Stories: AAPI LGBTQ Immigrant Voices DesiQ 2013 Regional Roundup Hooray for […]

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 […]

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

Intern Corner: The NQAPIA Experience

By Steven This summer went by so fast. It feels as if I only introduced myself to Ben, my supervisor, a week ago. However, ten weeks have passed, and what has happened in between has strengthened my understanding of the non-profit world, DC’s AAPI community, and the issues that affect the people we serve. From […]