Fighting for Our Rights

Queer Asian & Proud
Fight for LGBT Equality
Defend Immigrants’ Rights

Asian Americans, Southeast Asians, South Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are the nation’s fast growing minority group and the largest segment of new immigrants coming to the United States.  More and more are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). NQAPIA advocates for LGBTQ APIs at the intersection of immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and queerness.

The new Congress is an opportunity to advance federal legislation that protects all of our communities, especially those who are LGBTQ, Asian, immigrants, and young people.  Join NQAPIA to support the:

  • LGBT Equality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender-identity in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
  • Dream Act so immigrant youth can continue to live, work, and study in the United States without fear of deportation, after being brought here as children.  169,000 APIs are eligible for DACA. 267,000 undocumented immigrants are LGBT. President Trump wants to end DACA, and many LGBT API youth could be deported to countries that criminalize homosexuality.
  • Reuniting Families Act to update and preserve the current family-based immigration system to keep families together and reduce family immigration visa backlogs.  It protects same-sex couples when one partner is from a country that does not recognize same-sex marriage, is an asylum grantee, or both are refugees and aim to be resettled together.

Urge Congress to support the LGBT Equality Act; the Dream Act, and the Reuniting Families Act to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander communities!