Webinar: Engaging AANHPI LGBTQ Communities

The webinar goes over basics of the census – what it is, why it is important to participate, and the importance of data disaggregation for our communities. We also review the most difficult questions for the LGBTQ community on the census form, how they overlap with the Race Question, and how to overall engage the AANHPI LGBTQ community on the census.

Guest Speakers:

Meghan Maury is the Policy Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force, whose work spans a broad range of issue areas, but focuses heavily on economic justice, criminal justice, and data collection. Before joining the Task Force, Meghan worked with a variety of policy advocacy and legal service organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Citizens for Tax Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic.

Glenn Magpantay is the Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), a national federation of Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organizations, where he oversees the organization’s trainings, advocacy on immigrants’ rights, and visibility and family acceptance campaign. His efforts were recognized by the Walter & Evelyn Haas, Jr. Fund with their 2017 award for Outstanding LGBTQ Leadership for Immigrants’ Rights.