Category Archives: People of Color

Follow Friday: Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Voices

Asian Pacific American GLBT oices

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the nation (NQAPIA).  According to a Williams Institute 2013 report, an estimated 325,000 or 2.8% of all Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).   This #FollowFriday we highlight just a few of the many LGBTQ Asian […]

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United We Dream Unveils Largest Survey of LGBTQ Immigrant Community

United We Dream Report on LGBTQ Immigrants

United We Dream, the national network of immigrant youth, has just released its “No More Closets” report, the largest national survey of the LGBTQ immigrant community ever conducted. The report tells the collective and individual stories of some 461 individuals who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and who are either born outside of the United States […]

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36 LGBTQ Organizations Call on President Obama to Stop the Raids, Provide Immediate Relief to Immigrants

LGBT Groups say Stop the RAIDS

On January 14th, 36 national and local organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people sent a letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security calling for an immediate end to the Administration’s heavy-handed and immoral immigration raids , which have sparked a new wave of terror in immigrant communities across the country. The groups also called on […]

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New Campaign Puts AAPI LGBT Community in the Spotlight

DC AAPI Visibility Project

A new visibility campaign in the District of Columbia aims to highlight our local Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The DC AAPI Visibility Project is a partnership between the D.C. Maryors office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, (MOAPIA), API Queers United for Action (AQUA DC) and KhushDC. It is a celebration of the intersectionality of AAPI ethnicities and […]

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV affects all people, but some communities have been particularly hard hit. Of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV today, half are Black. Black Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV relative to their share of the U.S. population, accounting for 44% of all new infections in the U.S. while representing just 12% of the population. The epidemic […]

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