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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

Fear of Rejection

SEP22 2015
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Shishir T.

Perhaps nothing can inhibit people more than the fear of rejection. For those of us who are shy by nature, this can become a huge dampener on our social lives and turn into a major obstacle in finding the right partner.

So how can we surmount this tendency? Have you dealt with this challenge?

Lets talk more about this. Come and share your thoughts and feelings.

(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] Angle Island Hike

WHEN: Saturday, 26 September 2015

TIME: 11am to 6pm

WHERE: Angle Island

COST: Round Trip Ticket by Ferry - $18.00 (Collect at pier). Purchase ticket in person:

RSVP: RSVP via and questions to jmok@ rocketmail. com (Melvon) or new_ch_friend@ yahoo. com (Albert).

Enjoy San Francisco breeze by taking short ferry ride across San Francisco Bay to Angel Island. Please sign up early.

Meet in front of the Peet's Coffee inside Ferry Building at 11 am. Return: 6 pm (Public Parking Garage nearby).

We'll be riding on the Blue and Gold Fleets
Purchase ticket in person:
Depart Ferry Building at 11:20 am. Then we'll enjoy and have your lunch shortly after landing there.
Then hike around Angel Island 12:15p.m - 4:30p.m.
Shall return and Arrive at Ferry Building at 6 p.m

BRING BAG LUNCH/DRINK, sun block and miscellaneous hiking gear.

(Optional: After excursion, dinner in a San Francisco restaurant)

Enjoy the eye popping scenic hike around Angel Island. Rated as an easy hike, the surfaced 5-mile perimeter road, which can be gravelly in some spots, offers a different view at every turn, including rocky coves, sandy beaches, grassy slopes, forested ridges and the occasional deer and/or raccoon. Hike time of approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. We will begin on a short hike (1.5miles) to Angel Island Immigration Center. In 1905, construction of an Immigration Station began in the area known as China Cove. The facility, primarily a detention center, was designed to control the flow of Chinese into the country, since they were officially not welcomed with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. We will have lunch (about 1p.m) by the shores at the Center before continue our hike around the island.

[sbQA] Annual Thanksgiving potluck @ Billy De Frank Center

WHEN: Saturday, 21 Nov 2015


WHERE: Billy De Frank Center



Detail information will be out soon.

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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.