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 … Read more Reuniting Families Act Fact Sheet

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, … Read more LGBT Equality Act Fact Sheet

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 … Read more Faith Acceptance

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: … Read more Islam Resources

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, … Read more Hinduism Resources

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 … Read more Sikhism Resources

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 … Read more Buddhism Resources

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, … Read more Christianity Resources