Community Catalyst Awards

NQAPIA’s National LGBTQ API Conference will feature the Community Catalyst Awards Gala where we will recognize organizations and individuals who have made significant impact to improve the lives and advance for the interests of the LGBTQ API community, enhanced their organizations’ infrastructure and programs, or demonstrated exemplary partnership with NQAPIA. We invite you to nominate … Read more Community Catalyst Awards

2018 National Conference Sponsors

As of June 25, 2018 Gold Bohnett Foundation Marguerite Casey Foundation Pearl AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Comcast / NBC Universal Masto Foundation The California Endowment JADE Aratani Foundation AT&T Caesars’ Entertainment GSA Network Grindr for Equality Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Kiran Bavikatte Foundation Macy’s National API LGBT Giving Circle National Education Association (NEA) … Read more 2018 National Conference Sponsors

Statement on 5G “Small Cell” Transmitters


  In response to last week’s announcement from FCC Commissioner Brandon Carr of a new regulatory process for 5G “small cell” transmitters, Glenn Magpantay, NQAPIA executive director made the following statement: “For society’s marginalized voices, communication is power. Communication breaks down stereotypes and replaces ignorance with truth. For queer members of the Asian Pacific Islander … Read more Statement on 5G “Small Cell” Transmitters

6 Defiant Accomplishments in 6 Months

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Happy Pride Month! 6 Defiant Accomplishments in 6 Months (Since Trump took Office) It’s been a very difficult and stressful time, and NQAPIA is doing our best to support our community with love, resources, training, and support. We want to share a little update about everything that we have accomplished over … Read more 6 Defiant Accomplishments in 6 Months

Celebrating our Community

DC Community Catalyst Awards Invitation

Dear friends, This is a difficult time for many of us. It’s hard to find support with the deluge of despicable declarations that have been coming from the White House. But, we have to support each other. And, there are several champions in our community who have supported the queer API community and efforts to … Read more Celebrating our Community

In the News

Glenn's MSNBC Interview with Richard Lui

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] This page includes links of articles that include NQAPIA. As you scroll through the list, links are posted in reverse chronological order. July 7/5/17 WINDY CITY TIMES Andrew Davis National roundup: Asian-American ad, another trans death, bribery trial 7/5/17 ASAMNEWS Nicole Ki First Ever Multilingual Pro-LGBTQ APIA Ads Air as Youtube Pop-up … Read more In the News

Remembering Orlando for National Coming Out Day

Earlier this week was National Coming Out Day, and during the delay of this email, we took time to reflect on the months since the Orlando tragedy. To us, the Orlando tragedy underlines how important it is to be out of the closet and to support and celebrate individualism and diversity, especially for our kids … Read more Remembering Orlando for National Coming Out Day

Nominate an LGBTQ AAPI Organization for our Community Catalyst Awards


Member of the Year Awards Next week, NQAPIA will hold its triennial Leadership Summit, and on Saturday, August 13th, we will hold a Community Catalyst Awards Fundraiser Banquet. This year’s event will highlight something new and exciting. Help Us Celebrate YOU! At the Leadership Summit, instead of only recognizing recognizing well-known or famous individuals, we … Read more Nominate an LGBTQ AAPI Organization for our Community Catalyst Awards

“Why I Give” by Marsha Aizumi

Marsha holds a sign that reads "I [heart] my trans son"

When I was an ashamed, sad, and fearful mother, I found PFLAG. It was a place where I could get support as a mother. I am so grateful for them. But what I didn’t find at PFLAG were individuals that looked like our family and people who understood our cultural uniqueness. I found that support … Read more “Why I Give” by Marsha Aizumi

Give OUT Day is Next Tuesday, August 2nd!

On August 2, people around the country will come together to raise critically needed funds for LGBTQ communities. Give OUT Day is a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community—a 24-hour online fundraising event. These funds translate directly into services, advocacy, and programs that help tens of thousands of LGBTQ people. Now more than … Read more Give OUT Day is Next Tuesday, August 2nd!