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

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

Action Alert: Don’t Repeal our Healthcare!

10 ways Obamacare improved LGBT access to health insurance

Don’t Repeal our Healthcare! We need to continue fighting the attack on our communities from Trump’s administration. Republicans in both the house and the senate have been scheming to take away our access to affordable healthcare, and we can’t let them leave our communities in the dark! At the beginning of May, the House passed … Read more Action Alert: Don’t Repeal our Healthcare!

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

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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

NQAPIA and APALA Condemn Administration’s Rollback on Transgender Protections

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For immediate release: February 24, 2017 Media contacts: Sasha W., 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org Marian Manapsal, 202-508-3733, mmanapsal@apalanet.org NQAPIA and APALA Condemn Administration’s Rollback on Transgender Protections Washington, DC – This week, the Trump Administration issued rollbacks on guidance provided under the Obama Administration that allowed transgender students to use the restrooms matching their gender identity. The … Read more NQAPIA and APALA Condemn Administration’s Rollback on Transgender Protections

NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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MEDIA RELEASE for January 26, 2017 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance blasted Mr. Trump’s executive orders calling them “detrimental to the interest of the American public—immigrants and citizens alike,” according to Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA’s Executive Director. Yesterday, … Read more NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Guidance on Profiling – Letter to President Obama and DHS

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December 26, 2016 To: Barack Obama, President of the United States Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council Manar Waheed, Deputy Policy Director of Immigration, White House Domestic Policy Council Over the past two years, we have been … Read more Guidance on Profiling – Letter to President Obama and DHS

#15YearsLater Over 60 Protesters Demand an End to Legalized Profiling

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org Over 60 #15YearsLater protesters demand that Jeh Johnson and the Dept. of Homeland Security end legalized profiling of LGBTQ Muslim, South Asian and Black Communities On the 15th anniversary of September 11th, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) … Read more #15YearsLater Over 60 Protesters Demand an End to Legalized Profiling