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

VICTORY: NQAPIA’s LGBTQ Amicus Brief in Federal Court Helps Block Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

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You may have heard that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban on Dec. 22. What you may not yet have heard is that the Court made specific reference to NQAPIA’s amicus brief in its legal reasoning. This is a significant victory. Court opinions very rarely cite amicus … Read more VICTORY: NQAPIA’s LGBTQ Amicus Brief in Federal Court Helps Block Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Media Release: LGBT Asians Deeply Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Denying Immigrants’ Rights

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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 23, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Glenn Magpantay, 917-439-3158, glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org LGBT Asians Deeply Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Denying Immigrants’ Rights But is relieved that Court upholds affirmative action Washington, DC … Today, a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v … Read more Media Release: LGBT Asians Deeply Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Denying Immigrants’ Rights

Media Release: Immigrants’ Rights are LGBT Rights

MEDIA RELEASE  For Immediate Release: Friday, March 4, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Glenn Magpantay, 917-439-3158, glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org LGBT Groups File Amicus Brief at U.S. Supreme Court for Immigrants’ Rights “Immigrants’ Rights are LGBT Rights” Washington, DC. Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), with the pro bono assistance of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, filed … Read more Media Release: Immigrants’ Rights are LGBT Rights