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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

Vacationing Together - What Makes or Breaks A Relationship

MAY23 2017
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

Let's say that you have started seeing someone you are attracted to on a casual basis for a few months already. The dates you had together went really well. You two cared about each other and always said and did the right thing over the hours you were together. You are so smitten that the picture of your future together in a long-term relationship seems pretty rosy from your perspective. Now nothing seems better than going on a vacation together for a week or more so you can have a mega good time with your mate. Only then did you find out that the love bubble you built got popped when you least expected it. Oh No! He is not The one!

Vacationing together can make or break a relationship. Haven't you heard? Well, I have heard that before. And recently a friend told me that he actually used it as the final test to decide whether he would commit to developing a serious relationship with the guy he was dating. Along the way he had tried quite a few of those. And now He is in a very happy and fulfilling long-term relationship.

A few things come to my mind how this can test out your relationship:
It shows how you handle the finances.
It tests how you two handle the unexpected situations.
His "bad" habits are more easily exposed for you to see.

We will talk about this topic in our rap session this Tuesday. Do you agree with this theory? Have you applied the same strategy and how did it turn out? What are the rational behind this theory? How can we use it effectively?

(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] Joint sbQA - EBN Summer Potluck Party in Aptos

WHEN: Saturday, June 17th @ 1pm thru 8pm

WHERE: Location will be emailed upon RSVP and/or days before the event


Eric and Richard are opening their home in Aptos for a summer potluck gathering of both sbQA and East Bay Network friends.

Please follow the RSVP form link above and see further details (food guide and hot tub options) on the bottom of the survey form.

The frist 30 to respond get on the limited list of attendees for sbQA.

Hope to see you there!

[sbQA] SBQA Camping at Sunset State Beach

WHEN: Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th

WHERE: Sunset State Beach. Website: Link

CAPACITY: 50 people

COST: $70 per person (includes meals, water, tea, and coffee). Kids 0-5 yrs, free; 6-12 yrs, $35

RSVP: Registration Link

CANCELLATION POLICY: 15+ days = Full refund; 8-14 days = 50% refund; 7 days or less = no refund. You can transfer a reservation to someone else, but please let us know so we can properly register that person.

Hi Campers,

Reservations are now open for the sbQA camping trip. Our trip this year will be to Sunset State Beach (16 miles south of Santa Cruz) over the July 14-16 weekend.

Besides the great company, come for the awesome meals that SBQA camping trips are famous for. It's a great place to enjoy nature, get away from the hectic pace of city life, and for meeting new friends around the campfire. And yes, there are hot showers and flush toilets.

Dale and Keith
Camping Co-Organizers

[sbQA] sbQA Summer Picnic

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017 (starts at 11am thru 5pm)

WHERE: Edith Morley Park, Technology Park Drive, Campbell CA 95008

RSVP: TBA soon

Summer is around the corner and would like you to plan to attend our annual summer picnic.

Sign-in and guide on what to bring will be sent out shortly.

Enjoy the nice Spring weather right now!

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.