Hi all, In a few days I will be flying out to Chicago to represent QAPA for the National Queer and Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) Summit.  I'm particularly excited to participate because the focus of the conference is on how local chapters and the national alliance can help each other develop and grow. Some of the topics we'll discuss are immigration rights, visibility campaigns, and gender issues (but really we'll be planning how gay Asians can take over the world).  In addition to posting real-time updates, I will send a full recap at the end of the conference and share what I learned from our fellow gay Asian community groups.  I hope you'll keep it interactive - would love to hear your thoughts and ideas while I'm there.

Here is more information on NQAPIA and the Summit:

Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing minority group in the nation.  More and more are coming out of the closet, yet they still face invisibility, isolation, and stereotyping.  In response, about 35 local LGBT AAPI organizations have formed.
NQAPIA was founded as a federation of LGBT AAPI organizations to help develop the organizational capacity of these groups, promote grassroots organizing and advocacy, and challenge homophobia and racism. Towards this, we are hosting another training and issue briefing for leaders of LGBT AAPI organizations, to be held in Chicago, IL.
So remember, you can stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter (QAPA_online), or by checking our website and Facebook group page.
Stay dry!