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Reuniting Families Act Fact Sheet

Reuniting Families Act The current family-based immigration system has not been updated in 20 years—keeping spouses, children, and their parents separated for years and often decades. The Reuniting Families Act would reduce family immigration visa backlogs and promote humane and timely reunification of immigrant families. There are over 4.4 million people in the family immigration […]

Dream Act Fact Sheet

Of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, more than a million are undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as minors and have spent most of their lives living in the United States. The Dream Act will protect young undocumented immigrants, who are vulnerable to deportation, many of […]

LGBT Equality Act Fact Sheet

The LGBT Equality Act Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans lack basic legal protections in states across the country. The patchwork nature of current laws leaves millions of people subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination that impacts their safety, their families, and their day-to-day lives, especially in states like TX, FL, PA, GA, […]

LGBTQ 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 […]

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

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) compiled a set of resources, arranged by media, regarding faith affirming resources for queer, Muslim Asian Americans:   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 “I’m Muslim and I Might Not be Straight: A Resource for LGBTQ+ Muslim Youth.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kuPfloIByySx_WH7iSLw9RCJxsfecjlG/view   Muhsin Hendricks – Islamic Texts: […]

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, […]