Entries by RipCurl23

NQAPIA in Solidarity with LGBT Immigration Action at White House

September 10, 2014- Many of our friends in the LGBT movement gathered at the White House yesterday to raise their voices in disappointment over President Obama’s recent announcement that he will wait until after the November midterm elections before issuing executive action on immigration. While we know that the ongoing intransigence of the House of Representative’s leadership […]

New Directions for NQAPIA

NQAPIA friends and family, On behalf of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, we are excited to announce new developments. As an organization that works to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias, this is part of the next step in […]

Immigration Update: Where We’re at and What You Can Do

The national debate about immigration stands at a crossroads as we celebrate LGBT Pride month. We have moved the ball further than ever before, but with the midterm elections coming up in November, unless the Congress moves in June or July, nothing will happen legislatively this year. We are pushing the Congress to pass immigration […]

We’re Hiring! Immigrants’ Rights Organizer

PLEASE NOTE: We have expanded our search for this position. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.   Job Announcement: LGBT Immigrants’ Rights Program Coordinator June 16, 2014   Title: Immigrant Rights Organizer (Or “Senior Organizing Fellow” depending on experience) Location: Washington, DC Job Status:  Full-Time for one year Reports to:  NQAPIA Co-Director Compensation: Commensurate with professional experience   […]

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 […]

We Need Your Help- And Your Photos!

NQAPIA Request for Family Photo for “Family is Still Family, Love is Still Love” materials for parents with LGBT children. NQAPIA needs photos of loving families with parents who love their LGBT children.   NQAPIA is developing a series of translated one-page documents for parents of LGBT kids. We hope it can be helpful for people who […]

NQAPIA Announces National AAPI Action for LGBT Pride Month

Photo Caption: NQAPIA with NCAPA member organizations celebrating APA Heritage Month   NQAPIA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL AAPI ACTION FOR LGBT PRIDE MONTH National Asian American Groups to Issue Month Long Series of Statements Supporting LGBT Equality   For Immediate Release: Friday, May 30 2014 Contact: Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA E-mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org Phone: 202-422-4909   Washington, DC: The […]

Washington, DC Special Screening of “Documented” and Q&A featuring filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas- June 1, 2014

We are pleased to present a special screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film, “Documented” during its opening weekend in the nation’s capital. Tickets are general admission- we STRONGLY encourage people to buy tickets online in advance here. For the Sunday June 1 5pm showing, Jose will be on hand for a Q&A panel with leaders […]

IDAHOT Lifts Up International LGBT Issues- NQAPIA Statement

  May 17 is recognized around the world as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Today, as advocates and our allies in countries across the globe continue their important work day-to-day addressing life-threatening issues of violence and discrimination against LGBT people, NQAPIA takes this opportunity to join the global chorus of voices calling for […]

NQAPIA Partners Come to Washington, DC: Bringing the Local Flavor

Photo Caption: NQAPIA partners with staff from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus   The flurry of activities in Washington, DC around Asian American/ Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month continued this week, but took on a distinctly queer tone as local partners from NQAPIA’s network came to the nation’s capital to take part in the action […]