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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

Supreme Court and Gay Marriage Rights

JAN27 2015
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Brandon E.

On Jan 16th, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to hear the gay marriage issue after dodging it. Why?

This is largely because the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals are divided on the gay marriage issue. Primarily, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals came to a different conclusion on gay marriage rights. This created a split in the federal appeals courts, and when such a split exists the Supreme Court is obliged to take up the issue, which SCOTUS will do with hearings beginning in April, and decision as early as June this year.

What are your thoughts on this? Will SCOTUS rule that it is a Constitutional right to license marriage between two people of the same sex, or will it decide that the decision lies with the State legislation? If the decision lies with the State legislation, what will be SCOTUS's provision on residents from conservative states acquiring legal out of state gay marriage licenses ?

Come join us in this coming Tuesday rap session, and share your thoughts on this issue.

(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] Badminton Night

WHEN: Friday November 14, 2014 7:30p

WHERE: Bintang Sunnyvale (entrance in back of building), 1365 Geneva Drive, Sunnyvale

WHAT: Badminton


RSVP: Please do not reply directly, send RSVPs to Dale at dale @ cal.berkeley. edu

Dale A. is hosting a badminton event for all playing levels on this coming Friday night, November 14 from 7:30 pm onward.

If you need a racquet, Dale has a few extra to loan.

See you all this Friday evening!

[sbQA] Leisure Bike Ride

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:30 am

WHERE: Outside NORTH end of Ferry Building

RSVP: send RSVPs to Randall at altoidsz @ gmail .com

We will start at the San Francisco Ferry Building, bicycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and bicycle down to Sausalito, for Lunch. And then travel via the Ferry back to San Francisco.

MEET UP: 10:30 am, outside NORTH end of Ferry Building

Pier 1 – Starbucks, the Embarcadero (Embarcadero & Washington) San Francisco, CA, 94111

(Ferry Building Marketplace,

Please bring money for Lunch (approx $20) and $11 for the Ferry back to Ferry Building.

Please, bring water, sunscreen, snacks, camera. Please, bring cash Lunch and the Ferry ride.

The views along the Embarcadero and Marina are simply breathtaking.

This Leisure ride trip usually takes about 3-4 hours.

For those of you that do not have a bicycle, those that do not want to transport a Bike, there are 4 Rentals near the SF Ferry Building. The average Bike rental is about $32, however, if you watch sites like Groupon, you can find discounts.

Contact Randall at altoidsz @ gmail .com for any questions.

[sbQA] Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner + Couple’s Finance Q&A Session

WHEN: Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4:30 pm to 10 pm

WHERE: Billy De Frank Community Center Ballroom,


COST: FREE - Just bring your dish that can feed 6 or more and be ready for a good time!


Come to meet your sbQA family members and friends; share your stories and experiences. sbQA Thanksgiving potluck is one of our largest and most festive parties of the year. Join us as we celebrate our 22nd year and give thanks. Come enjoy good food and drinks, see old friends, and make new one.

Besides our annual Thanksgiving potluck, we have added a Q&A session similar to last year. This year we will focus on couple’s finance. You can get some insight from these couples. If you are just curious, you can get some questions answered.

After the Q&A session, we shall have our Thanksgiving potluck.

Couple’s Finance Q&A Session 4:30 to 5:30 pm
We will have a Q&A session, similar format to our last year’s Legally Married Couple.

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner 6 to 10 pm
Please check-in by 6:30 pm. Dinner commences at 6:45pm. Please sign up ASAP to reserve your seat!

Parking lot may accommodate up to 30 cars. Side streets across from the Center have parking with little restriction. Residential streets on the Center's side require parking permits (= no parking). Two hour limitation for parking along The Alameda. Rideshare is strongly encouraged.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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.