Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

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By Almas Haider There should be a name for the particular depression of living as a queer trans Muslim of color in America. A specific PTSD of walking the streets in constant fear of being racialized as Muslim and have your gender and sexual orientation questioned. The pleasure of not just having one day a … Read more Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

Tell Cyberbullies: #LaterHaters

In the last 20 years, bullying—using greater strength or power to enforce one’s will on another—has moved from the playground to the Internet. Instead of physical strength and power, “cyberbullying” employs anonymity and emotional abuse to intimidate and threaten. This pernicious and growing problem can occur over any form of electronic communications and via a … Read more Tell Cyberbullies: #LaterHaters

韓裔同志社區組織與盟友們共同譴責鄭勝振之恐懼非異性戀者的言論

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews 韓裔同志社區組織與盟友們共同譴責鄭勝振之恐懼非異性戀者的言論 針對州參議員參選人與韓裔社區領袖鄭勝振於8月29日刊登於紐約每日日報歧視非異性戀者的(同性戀者、雙性戀者、跨性別者、性別認同疑惑者, 英文簡稱LGBTQ)言論,韓裔同志社區組織、韓裔盟友們、以及亞太裔同志社區組織的共同聲明如下: 「鄭勝振對非異性戀族群的守舊看法,對於充滿各色各樣、非異性戀移民族群色彩的皇后區而言是落伍的。 身為韓裔非異性戀組織與其同盟,看見一位對韓裔社區有如此重大貢獻的人物發表對於非異性戀社群、婚姻以及公共教育的偏歧言論,我們深感失望。其從教科書中刪去非異性戀者存在的有害訴求,抹煞了尋求同為非異性戀者和韓裔身份認同的我們和我們家人的存在一樣。 當一個社區領袖,如鄭勝振,發表歧視同志以及跨性別(恐同、恐跨)的言論時,這無疑地將重創社區裡正在掙扎著出櫃的年輕人。身為一位社區領袖,鄭勝振有道德責任為這些年輕非異性戀族群發聲,而不是擴大守舊的偏見。 我們呼籲鄭先生徹底反省其言辭中的有害影響,重新評估他的立場,並與簽署此聲明的組織會面。」 此聲明及通信僅提供教育用途使用,並無黨派立場。不可作為支持或反對任何參選人或其辦公室的資料。 簽署者: API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC (ARP PFLAG NYC) Asian Pride Project Dari Project Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) Korean Americans … Read more 韓裔同志社區組織與盟友們共同譴責鄭勝振之恐懼非異性戀者的言論

[연대성명] 정승진 후보의 성소수자 차별 발언을 규탄한다

Homophobic Queens Candidate SJ Jung

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews [연대성명] 정승진 후보의 성소수자 차별 발언을 규탄한다 지난 8월 29일 뉴욕 데일리 뉴스는 뉴욕 주 상원의원 후보이자 한인사회 리더인 정승진 후보의 반동성애적 발언에 대해 보도했다. 이에 한국계 성소수자 단체들, 이들을 지지하는 한인들, 그리고 아시안계 성소수자 … Read more [연대성명] 정승진 후보의 성소수자 차별 발언을 규탄한다

LGBTQ Korean American Groups and Allies Condemn S.J. Jung’s Remarks on LGBTQ Communities

Homophobic Queens Candidate SJ Jung

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Ro Beyersdorf, dariproject@gmail.com, (347) 669-2584 Organizational representatives are available for interviews LGBTQ Korean American Groups and Allies Condemn S.J. Jung’s Remarks on LGBTQ Communities Following the New York Daily News’ report of homophobic remarks made by S.J. Jung, a candidate for the New York State Senate … Read more LGBTQ Korean American Groups and Allies Condemn S.J. Jung’s Remarks on LGBTQ Communities

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

Resources after the Orlando Tragedy

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[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’Resources after the Orlando Tragedy’ color=” style=” custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”][/av_heading] [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’20’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] At a time when we are proudly celebrating our LGBTQ identities and community, we woke on Sunday morning to the horrifying news that … Read more Resources after the Orlando Tragedy

NQAPIA Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims, Warns Against Islamophobic Rhetoric & Violence

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NQAPIA MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: Sunday, June 12, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Sasha W., 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org NQAPIA Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims, Warns Against Islamophobic Rhetoric We are heartbroken. We send love to the countless people affected by the tragedy in Orlando. At a time when we are proudly celebrating our LGBTQ identities and … Read more NQAPIA Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims, Warns Against Islamophobic Rhetoric & Violence

LGBTQ Indians Pressure Apple, Google, and Facebook to #ChallengeModi this Weekend on Homophobic Law

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[NQAPIA is hosting this statement in support of Queers for Justice in India. For any press inquiries, please contact Tara Gonsalves (press@challengemodi.com).]   LGBTQ Indians Pressure Apple, Google, and Facebook to #ChallengeModi this Weekend on Homophobic Law LGBTQ Indian Americans and their allies are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and … Read more LGBTQ Indians Pressure Apple, Google, and Facebook to #ChallengeModi this Weekend on Homophobic Law

IDAHOT Lifts Up International LGBT Issues- NQAPIA Statement

  May 17 is recognized around the world as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Today, as advocates and our allies in countries across the globe continue their important work day-to-day addressing life-threatening issues of violence and discrimination against LGBT people, NQAPIA takes this opportunity to join the global chorus of voices calling for … Read more IDAHOT Lifts Up International LGBT Issues- NQAPIA Statement