Coalition of Asian LGBT Groups Host Boston LGBT Immigration Forum

Contact: Ben de Guzman; ben_deguzman@nqapia.org; 202-422-4909

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What: An evening discussion focused on comprehensive immigration reform and what it means for LGBT Asian Americans, South Asian, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders.  Share your/ your family’s story or come to listen. Refreshments and refreshing conversation will be provided.

An LGBT member of the Southeast Asian American community will talk about their family’s experience with the harsh immigration laws and how they threaten to tear their family apart.

We’ll bring the latest information locally and nationally about the national debate around immigrants’ rights and how YOU can get involved.

NQAPIA’s national postcard campaign and a local LGBT AAPI sign-on letter will allow you to have IMMEDIATE impact!

Where: 324 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (near the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line)

When: Thursday, March 21 Doors open at 6:30pm.

Who: This conversation will focus on Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities.  The event is open to all and participants’ support of the space with positive allyship practices is appreciated.

Partners: 

  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
  • MAP for Health
  • Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (MASALA)
  • Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (QAPA)
  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

Why: According to a study from the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute, the LGBT undocumented population is disproportionately Asian.  With President Obama and the Congress moving on this issue, the time is NOW for comprehensive immigration reform.