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

“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

What Do We Mean when We Say #APIs4BlackLives?

Why do LGBTQ AAPIs stand with Black Lives?

Why and how do we show up in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives? What do we really mean when we say #APIs4BlackLives? Click the image to watch NQAPIA’s QAPIs4BlackLives video Hear members of the NQAPIA family talk about their personal experiences with police, where their solidarity comes from, and why they are engaged … Read more What Do We Mean when We Say #APIs4BlackLives?

Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

#EndLGBTQDetention The government may segregate immigrant transgender women in Adelanto Detention Facility, CA

As queer Asian American Pacific Islander communities who have an investment in abolishing immigration detention and deportation, this has been quite a week. On Monday, Jeb Bush explained that anchor babies are not a Latino phenomenon—but rather an Asian one. Through his comments, Bush again posits Asian Americans as “forever foreigners,” coming to the U.S. … Read more Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

Ask President Obama to End Racial and Religious Profiling, Detention, & Deportation!

The President’s Immigration Action paved a path for administrative relief for many people in our communities. It also created a new set of priorities for immigration enforcement that have resulted in thousands of people being profiled, detained, and deported in a matter of months. Racial and religious profiling is rampant all over the country, including … Read more Ask President Obama to End Racial and Religious Profiling, Detention, & Deportation!

Twitter Chat & National Call

RiseUp! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration Twitter Chat Saturday, 4/18 4-5 p.m. EDT/1-2 p.m. PDT   Join us for a twitter chat during our Week of Action on issues impacting LGBT AAPI immigrants & our allies, including profiling, detention, deportation, DACA/DAPA, the executive action, and more. Tweet under #RiseUpNQAPIA to join in! Contact communications@nqapia.org for … Read more Twitter Chat & National Call

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

Marking the day of reflection: #TDOR

Written by Maxwell Ng It’s Trans Awareness Week (TAW) across the country; that means communities everywhere are busy holding educational and social events.  This week of events culminates with an event called Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR): a candlelight vigil where we remember and memorialize people around the world who have died for being Trans or gender non-conforming.  … Read more Marking the day of reflection: #TDOR