Support our Federation Members this Give OUT Day

Especially in 2017, we need to support the safety of our queer and trans and gender non-conforming Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) community. Learn how our federation members are supporting our communities with funds raised in this year’s Give OUT Day.   It’s critical it is to come together, fight … Read more Support our Federation Members this Give OUT Day

Celebrating our Community

DC Community Catalyst Awards Invitation

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

Love Opens the Closet Door: 2017 Workshops

Family is Still Family

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Love Opens the Closet Door In the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, coming out is difficult. LGBTQ children feel their honesty about sexual orientation will shame or dishonor parents, but staying in the closet takes a greater toll, causing isolation, depression, and even suicide. NQAPIA provides a solution to this … Read more Love Opens the Closet Door: 2017 Workshops

Remembering Orlando for National Coming Out Day

Earlier this week was National Coming Out Day, and during the delay of this email, we took time to reflect on the months since the Orlando tragedy. To us, the Orlando tragedy underlines how important it is to be out of the closet and to support and celebrate individualism and diversity, especially for our kids … Read more Remembering Orlando for National Coming Out Day

“Why I Give” by Marsha Aizumi

Marsha holds a sign that reads "I [heart] my trans son"

When I was an ashamed, sad, and fearful mother, I found PFLAG. It was a place where I could get support as a mother. I am so grateful for them. But what I didn’t find at PFLAG were individuals that looked like our family and people who understood our cultural uniqueness. I found that support … Read more “Why I Give” by Marsha Aizumi

An Open Letter about Orlando from Asian American Parents Who Love Our LGBTQ Kids

API Parents who Love their LGBTQ Kids at Creating Change with Tia

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] An Open Letter about Orlando from Asian American Parents Who Love Our LGBTQ Kids Dear Community, We, the Asian American Parents Who Love Our LGBTQ Kids, are heartbroken about the Orlando tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, both given and chosen, especially their parents. Our … Read more An Open Letter about Orlando from Asian American Parents Who Love Our LGBTQ Kids

TV Video Ads for LGBT Pride Month 2016

Family is Still Family - Hindi

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’TV Video Ads for LGBT Pride Month’ color=” style=” custom_font=’#8bbd28′ size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Imagine watching your favorite Bollywood movie, Chinese soap opera, or K-drama, and suddenly, you see an Asian parent—speaking in your language—talking about how they love their LGBTQ child. For LGBT Pride Month in June, … Read more TV Video Ads for LGBT Pride Month 2016

NQAPIA in the News

Glenn's MSNBC Interview with Richard Lui

Our “Family is Still Family” Campaign is the first of its kind. This campaign features (1) multilingual public service announcements featured on Asian ethnic television channels, (2) a 12-city tour of family acceptance workshops, (3) multilingual leaflets translated in 19 Asian languages. On tv, in person, and by print, API families have a variety of … Read more NQAPIA in the News

परिवार कभी पराया नहीं होता… प्‍यार कभी कम नहीं होता…

Hindi Leaflet

परिवार कभी पराया नहीं होता… प्‍यार कभी कम नहीं होता… कई माता-पिताओं के बेटा/बेटी और परिवारों के ऐसे लाड़ले सदस्‍य होते हैं जो लेस्बियन(औरत से सैक्‍स करने वाली औरत), गे (आदमी से सैक्‍स करने वाला आदमी), बाईसेक्‍सुअल (दूसरे लिंग और समलिंगी दोनों से सैक्‍स करने वाला व्‍यक्ति) या ट्रांसजेंडर (लिंग बदलवाने वाला व्‍यक्ति) (एलजीबीटी) हैं। … Read more परिवार कभी पराया नहीं होता… प्‍यार कभी कम नहीं होता…

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Bengali Leaflet

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