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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

New Year Resolution Progress

OCT14 2014
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Brandon E.

October: the pumpkins have started filling up the front door of supermarkets. Fall has started, even though the Bay Area's weather seem to have just started Summer. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and before you know it, you are exchanging Xmas gifts at work, and the year 2014 comes to a close.

How is the progress of your New Year resolution so far? Any plans for the upcoming holiday season?

Come join us in this coming Tuesday rap session, and share your New Year resolution progress. With remaining time, I would also like to open this session to Open Topics discussion with members.

(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] Leisure Bike Ride

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

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

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, www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com

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.

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.