LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

Read the LGBT Amicus Brief at bit.ly/17-956 Tomorrow on April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Donald Trump’s third iteration of his anti-Muslim Travel Ban. The ban, issued by Executive Order, bars people from certain majority Muslim countries from coming to the United States. LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an … Read more LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

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

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

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

Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

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Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care By Amrit Uprety of KhushATX and Sasha W. of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) one of the most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took … Read more Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

OpEd: The Dream Act & the LGBTQ Community: So Much at Stake

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OpEd By Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA Executive Director Take Action: Send an email to Congress Congress must pass the Dream Act. So much is at stake for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) undocumented young people. In September, Donald Trump said he would cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unless Congress … Read more OpEd: The Dream Act & the LGBTQ Community: So Much at Stake

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75% of media coverage on Muslims is negative.

We’ve created our own 1-pagers and infographics on critical racial/religious profiling issues.  Take a look! Countering Violent Extremism (1-Pager) Homeland Security (1-Pager) FBI Terror Watchlist (1-Pager) Sources: http://www.searac.org/sites/default/files/SEAA%20School%20to%20Deportation%20Pipeline_0.pdf http://saalt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/In-Our-Own-Words-Narratives-of-South-Asian-New-Yorkers-Affected-by-Racial-and-Religious-Profiling.pdf http://www.gallup.com/poll/6361/civil-rights-profile-profiling.aspx http://repec.iza.org/dp4411.pdf

NQAPIA Delivers 971 Postcards to Trump to Preserve DACA

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Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) delivered 971 postcards from LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders (APIs) and allies from across the country urging Mr. Trump and Congress to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has helped thousands of LGBTQ API young people trying … Read more NQAPIA Delivers 971 Postcards to Trump to Preserve DACA

Fact Sheet: Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBT & Asian Communities

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What is Texas Senate Bill 4? On May 4, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB4, one of the nation’s most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took office. It bans “sanctuary cities” where immigrants are protected in that local police officers are limited in asking for or disclosing someone’s immigration status. The … Read more Fact Sheet: Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBT & Asian Communities

Celebrating our Community

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Dear friends, This is a difficult time for many of us. It’s hard to find support with the deluge of despicable declarations that have been coming from the White House. But, we have to support each other. And, there are several champions in our community who have supported the queer API community and efforts to … Read more Celebrating our Community

NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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MEDIA RELEASE for January 26, 2017 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance blasted Mr. Trump’s executive orders calling them “detrimental to the interest of the American public—immigrants and citizens alike,” according to Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA’s Executive Director. Yesterday, … Read more NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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