LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

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Read the LGBT Amicus Brief at bit.ly/17-956 Tomorrow on April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Donald Trump’s third iteration of his anti-Muslim Travel Ban. The ban, issued by Executive Order, bars people from certain majority Muslim countries from coming to the United States. LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an … Read more LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

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By Almas Haider There should be a name for the particular depression of living as a queer trans Muslim of color in America. A specific PTSD of walking the streets in constant fear of being racialized as Muslim and have your gender and sexual orientation questioned. The pleasure of not just having one day a … Read more Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

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Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care By Amrit Uprety of KhushATX and Sasha W. of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) one of the most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took … Read more Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

Movement Convergences

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NQAPIA is coming to your city to ask you: where are we now, and where will we go? Let’s identify the threats we’re up against and build our QTAPI political home! RSVP at bit.ly/convergences18 Program Each Movement Convergence is an opportunity for us to learn, share, and grow with one another between our local and … Read more Movement Convergences

Help Us Save DACA Today!

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#DefendDACA & Speak Out for Our Communities Six months ago, the Trump administration announced a future end to the DACA program unless Congress acts to preserve it. Today is that day. DACA’s cancellation will make 800,000 undocumented young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children again fear deportation and separation from their family, friends, and … Read more Help Us Save DACA Today!

Statement on 5G “Small Cell” Transmitters

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  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

Understanding the Muslim Bans

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Understanding the Muslim Bans **Current as of February 1,2018 ** The Muslim Bans are a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations that the Trump administration has implemented. The first version, Muslim Ban 1.0, was signed and went into effect on 1/27/2017. Within a day of this first executive order being … Read more Understanding the Muslim Bans

LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar

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LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar Schuyler Bailar, who is 21 and currently attending Harvard University, is a transgender man on Harvard’s men’s swimming and diving team. Born to a white father and an Asian mother, Bailar is a 25-time National Championship qualifier and a member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s 2012 and 2013 National Championship … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Schuyler Bailar

LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị

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LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị Amazin LêThị was a Vietnamese professional bodybuilder and now does advocacy work with her organization the Amazin Lethi Foundation, promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and equality for LGBT youth. She grew up in Australia, where she said, as a teen, she was bullied for being Asian and, later on, for being part … Read more LGBTQ API Athletes: Amazin LêThị