Glenn D. Magpantay
Glenn D. Magpantay, Esq. 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. Before taking the helm of NQAPIA, Glenn was a nationally recognized civil rights attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is an authority on the federal Voting Rights Act and expert on Asian American political participation, including bilingual ballots, election reform, minority voter discrimination, multilingual exit polling, and census. AALDEF has also filed briefs with federal and state courts in support of same-sex marriage and civil rights for lesbians and gays. For his efforts, the NYS Bar Association Committee on Civil Rights awarded Glenn with prestigious Haywood Burns Memorial Award in 2015.