Showing Up in Solidarity #15YearsLater: Reflections from our Accomplices & Family

Sasha speaks to the crowd

This past Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, over 60 people created mock checkpoints across Washington, D.C. and shut down the intersection of 14th St and U St NW for two hours. As queer and trans Muslims and South Asians, we demanded an end to the legalized profiling of our people, especially by Secretary … Read more Showing Up in Solidarity #15YearsLater: Reflections from our Accomplices & Family

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

Person holds sign "Jeh Johnson, 1,000s have spoken: will you listen? #RedefineSecurity #15YearsLater" standing behind a tower of boxes that read "Jeh Johnson, can you hear us NOW?"

[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

15 Years Later

API Resistance Checkpoint

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] 15 years later, Jeh Johnson continues to profile and terrorize our communities. 15 years later, the Department of Homeland Security is legally allowed to profile us at will. 15 years later, Muslim women are shot and killed while walking down the street. 15 years later, Black Muslims are killed by police, … Read more 15 Years Later

QAPIs 4 Black Lives: Show your Solidarity

We are the Movement for Black Lives

We, as LGBTQ AAPIs, cannot continue to watch Black lives being taken away. We need to show our support through actions, and more than ever, now is the time to have hard conversations about solidarity in our communities. Sign the Pledge for Justice Join the Movement for Black Lives by taking the pledge for solidarity. … Read more QAPIs 4 Black Lives: Show your Solidarity

What Do We Mean when We Say #APIs4BlackLives?

Why do LGBTQ AAPIs stand with Black Lives?

Why and how do we show up in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives? What do we really mean when we say #APIs4BlackLives? Click the image to watch NQAPIA’s QAPIs4BlackLives video Hear members of the NQAPIA family talk about their personal experiences with police, where their solidarity comes from, and why they are engaged … Read more What Do We Mean when We Say #APIs4BlackLives?

Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

#EndLGBTQDetention The government may segregate immigrant transgender women in Adelanto Detention Facility, CA

As queer Asian American Pacific Islander communities who have an investment in abolishing immigration detention and deportation, this has been quite a week. On Monday, Jeb Bush explained that anchor babies are not a Latino phenomenon—but rather an Asian one. Through his comments, Bush again posits Asian Americans as “forever foreigners,” coming to the U.S. … Read more Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

NQAPIA Supports Justice in Madison

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BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday, NQAPIA’s new Organizing Director Sasha W. was locked in front of the Dane County Jail in Madison, WI for 3 hours and 50 minutes. NQAPIA stands with Sasha, with the others at yesterday’s action, and with the Young Gifted & Black (YGB) Coalition organizing in Madison. Those locked to the jail doors … Read more NQAPIA Supports Justice in Madison

NQAPIA Stands with Baltimore

As the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, we stand with the Baltimore Uprising and Black organizers in the city. The nation is reeling from yet another killing of an unarmed Black person—this time in police custody. We refuse to condemn the “violence” of protesters without first condemning the state violence that created this situation—by … Read more NQAPIA Stands with Baltimore

Fact Sheet: Racial Profiling

End the use of racial and religious profiling Our communities have been the targets of profiling by law enforcement based on various dimensions and intersections of our social identities. Under the immigration enforcement regime, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and Southeast Asian communities have continued to be especially vulnerable, being subject to unjust profiling based … Read more Fact Sheet: Racial Profiling

NQAPIA Statement on Grand Jury Decision Regarding the Shooting of Michael Brown

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NQAPIA stands in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and all those who protest injustice.  As LGBT Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders, we know too well the pains of those who suffer under unbridled police misconduct and other law enforcement officials. We stand arm in arm with the community of … Read more NQAPIA Statement on Grand Jury Decision Regarding the Shooting of Michael Brown