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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

Who/what is your type?

July26 2016
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Louie L.

Hi SBQA-ers,

Who do you find attractive? What physical traits, personalities, spiritual awareness maybe education and/or income do you look for in a significant other? What are some deal-breakers and negotiables? Does your attraction change over time or with more experience in dating? Let's discuss these interesting questions at the next Rap session.

(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] sbQA - Free concert event on Friday, July 15, 6:15pm

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 6:15pm

WHERE: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

COST: Free

RSVP: July 10th with Keith at vince_n99 @ yahoo.com

Sbqa members, do you remember those classic songs from Santana? If so, please join me to a free concert featuring the lead singer, Gregg Rolie, who is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular super groups—SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998 the world-class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame as part of the original Santana band. His incredible singing talents will forever be immortalized by his unforgettable lead vocals on classic Santana hits including “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” and “Oye Como Va.” On July 15, join Gregg Rolie and his band as they perform original Santana hits the way you remember them! We can have a picnic on the beach or have dinner or deserts in downtown Santa Cruz afterwards.

[sbQA] sbQA Annual Picnic Potluck in Campbell – Edith Morley Park

WHEN: Saturday, July 16th, 12pm to 5pm

RSVP: Please RSVP by filling out this short survey form

WHERE: Edith Morley Park - 615 Campbell Technology Parkway, Campbell CA 95008

We all look forward to the summer sbQA picnic, one of our largest events each year. It’s a great day to catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, share our culinary skills, play some games or just hang out.

Everyone attending is asked to bring their favorite main dish, side dish, casserole, dessert, or salad to share. Couples are reminded to bring a dish of double portion. Please use the first letter of your last name as the guide for your assigned dish.

Last Name starts with A-H Main Dishes
Last Name starts with I-P: Salads, side dishes, appetizers, vegetables
Last Name starts with Q-Z: Dessert

Please note that there is no barbecue pit at the site. So please do not bring meat or vegetables that require grilling.

Cutlery, cups, plates, napkins, and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage for yourself or to share. Wine or beer is okay to consume in the picnic area. No hard alcohol is allowed.

For lawn activities, there's a volleyball set. Feel free to bring your folding lawn chairs, a frisbee, football or other lawn games.

If you have difficulty with the form or have any questions, please email Robert at robaustria202@yahoo.com

[sbQA] sbQA Camping at Portola Redwoods

WHEN: Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th

WHERE: Portola State Park. Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=539

COST: $70 per person (includes meals, water, tea, and coffee)

Capacity: 50 people

RSVP: Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/61676035072151

It’s that time of year again for the sbQA camping trip. Reservations are now open.

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.

Cancellation Policy: 15+ days = Full refund; 8-14 days = 50% refund; 7 days or less = no refund.

[sbQA] sbQA – EBN joint Potluck Pool Party in San Jose

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 27th noon to 5pm

RSVP: RSVP required

WHERE: San Jose

Detail to be out soon! Mark your calendar!

[sbQA] SBQA - Viva Las Vegas, Baby!

WHEN: Saturday, September 3rd to Tuesday, September 6th

WHERE: Las Vegas

COST: $100 per person (lodging only for 3 nights, the airfare will be booked individually by the interested party)

RSVP: RSVP with Keith at vince_n99 @ yahoo.com

Our Sbqa organizer had reserved a 3 bedroom luxury condo that will house up to 10 people near the Las Vegas strip. Whether you like gambling, buffets, shows, shopping, visiting different casinos, and/or relaxing on the pool, there are activities for everyone. It will be a fun 3 night weekend. If you do not have Tuesday off, some of us will take an early flight and head to work the same day. If you are interested, please rsvp asap with Keith. Unfortunately, there is only one or two spots left.

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.