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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

Coming Out - Still a Challenge?

MAR24 2015
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Shishir T.

With a string of gay marriage victories in the past year - even in states like Utah and South Carolina - it may seem like being gay has become entirely mainstream.

But is that also true in immigrant families and among families in Asia? Does it still take guts to come out for those who may have grown up in Asia or who grew up in first generation immigrant families?

Has the recent progress in the US made things easier for people everywhere - or is the overall impact still somewhat limited?

Come and share your thoughts and experiences.

(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, 3/13 from 7:30PM onward

WHERE: Bintang Sunnyvale

RSVP: Email: dale @ cal. berkeley.edu

Badminton Event – All levels.

Location:

Bintang Sunnyvale
1365 Geneva Drive
Sunnyvale

If you need a racquet, I have a few extra to loan. You can also rent them for $4 at the gym.

Please RSVP to dale @ cal. berkeley.edu if you’re attending.

[sbQA] Camping Trip

WHEN: Friday, 8/21 to Sunday, 8/23

WHERE: Big Basin State Park, Sequoia Group Site

LIMIT: 50 people

RSVP: TBA

We will send out another notice with detail when we start taking reservations in June.

Please save the date!

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.