#QueerAzaadi: A National Call for Mourning, Action, & Celebration on 9/11

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 #QueerAzaadi // Queer Liberation A National Call for Action, Mourning, & Celebration on the Weekend of 9/11 Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17 years old. Nabra Hassanen, 17 years old. Jaquarrius Holland, 18 years old. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32 years old. These are just a few of the people that our communities have lost to hate crimes and … Read more #QueerAzaadi: A National Call for Mourning, Action, & Celebration on 9/11

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

Media Release: Time to Close the Immigration Loophole and End Illegal Profiling

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 23, 2016 TIME TO CLOSE THE IMMIGRATION LOOPHOLE AND END ILLEGAL PROFILING Advocates submit policy guidance to DHS to close profiling loophole At critical moment, as Obama Administration dismantles Muslim special registry, guidelines to end profiling in immigration enforcement gains urgency, momentum Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) … Read more Media Release: Time to Close the Immigration Loophole and End Illegal Profiling

Report Back: #15YearsLater Action in DC

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Did you see us in DC last week? Along with KhushDC, NQAPIA organized a protest on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Dozens of #15YearsLater protesters blocked traffic for hours and demanded that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson end the legalized profiling of our communities: queer and trans Muslims, South Asians, and APIs. In … Read more Report Back: #15YearsLater Action in DC

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

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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

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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

15 Years Later

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[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

LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black Communities Protest 15 Years of Profiling on 9/11

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MEDIA RELEASE for September 11, 2016 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org **#15YearsLater #RedefineSecurity #BlackLivesMatter** LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black Communities Protest 15 Years of Profiling on 9/11 WHO: NQAPIA, KhushDC, and dozens of supporting organizations WHAT: #15YearsLater: Performative Action to End Profiling of LGBTQ South Asian & Muslim communities WHERE: Washington … Read more LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black Communities Protest 15 Years of Profiling on 9/11

Against Islamophobia: LGBT & MASA Letter to Administration, Candidates & Policymakers

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TO: Barack Obama, President of the United States Hillary Clinton, Candidate for President of the United States Donald Trump, Candidate for President of the United States Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the US Senate Harry Reid, … Read more Against Islamophobia: LGBT & MASA Letter to Administration, Candidates & Policymakers

Media Release: Hundreds of LGBTQ APIs & Allies Demand that the DHS #StopProfilingUs

MEDIA RELEASE  For Immediate Release: Friday, March 8, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Sasha W., Organizing Director, sasha@nqapia.org Hundreds of LGBTQ APIs and Allies Demand that the Department of Homeland Security #StopProfilingUs Washington, DC. Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures from LGBTQ APIs and our allies to Jeh Johnson, the … Read more Media Release: Hundreds of LGBTQ APIs & Allies Demand that the DHS #StopProfilingUs