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South Bay Queer & Asian

The San Francisco South Bay's Premiere Gay, Lesbian, Transgender & Bisexual Asian Support & Social Organization

Our Vision

To provide each other with an extended family that will support and embrace our quest for self-discovery, love, and social acceptance.

Our Mission

To provide a fun and safe environment for queer Asians and Pacific Islanders in the South Bay to come out and be comfortable with their sexual identity and ethnicity, as well as be vital and visible to the greater community.

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Upcoming Rap Sessions

Rap Session Info

Needing a Wingman?

SEP23 2014
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Shishir T.

In the straight world, the concept of a "wingman" is quite well-known.

Wikipedia puts it quite well: Wingman is a role that a person may take when a friend needs support with approaching potential partners. A wingman is someone who is on the "inside" and is used to help someone with intimate relationships.

Is there an LGBT equivalent? If you are single and looking, would you like such a friend in your life?

Or if you are happily taken, did you ever experience the benefit of such a friend?

Lets share more on this subject.

(After our rap session, we'll head out to a local dive for dinner together as a group.)

Due to the sensitive topics and subjects we discuss at our rap sessions which often times are only applicable to Queer Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs), we appreciate the understanding of our non-API friends and allies to join us at all other sbQA events. SBQA raps are a safe and empowering space for Queer APIs

Upcoming Events

[sbQA] Dim Sum and Chinatown Walking Tour

WHEN: Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 11 am - 12:15 pm

WHERE: Great Eastern Restaurant, 649 Jackson Street, San Francisco

COST: Approximately $20-25/person without drinks, cash only


WHEN: Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 12:30-2:30 pm

WHERE: Portsmouth Square in Chinatown

COST: Free


LIMIT: 30 persons

RSVP: http://goo.gl/rkCVyg by 1 Oct 2014

Ron M. has generously agreed to lead a Chinatown Walking tour exclusively for sbQA. Ron M. is a volunteer at City Guides. We will get an “inside view” of Chinatown.

We will begin with dim sum at Great Eastern Restaurant: http://www.yelp.com/biz/great-eastern-restaurant-san-francisco. Dining group will pay for Ron M.’s share.

After lunch we will walk to Portsmouth Square to begin a free 2-hour walking tour of Chinatown. We will visit back alleys, a Chinese temple, a fortune cookie factory, and more. If we have any energy left, we may stop by the Li Po Lounge, a self-proclaimed Chinatown dive bar, made famous by their Chinese Mai Tai cocktail which was featured by Anthony Bourdain on the Travel Channel.

Parking maybe difficult in Chinatown. Portsmouth Square has paid underground parking. Carpool and/or public transportation is strongly encouraged.

Being gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual can be a challenging experience for many of us. It becomes even more complicated when you involve mom and dad, family and being Asian. Many questions arise. Who should I date? How do I play it safe when it comes to sex? Where have all the cowboys gone? How do I meet Mr./Ms. Right? How do I tell my family about me? Where do I meet men or women?

So let's talk! At our rap sessions, we meet in a group to talk about various different topics. SBQA presents a variety of interesting topics, including "coming out," relationships, discrimination, and safe-sex. Members can also bring up personal issues to the group and receive feedback and advice. And we do it in a safe, relaxing, friendly environment. Everything is kept confidential, so don't worry!

Our rap sessions are open to all Asian and Pacific Islander gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual or questioning men and women. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Billy DeFrank Center in San Jose, CA. Join us for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.