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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

Asian Men Redefined

MAR14 2017
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

I borrow this phrase "Asian Men Redefined" from a Facebook account page as our topic for the coming rap session. Associated with this FB page is a couple of Asian Men calendars "The New Asian Men Calendar" and "Asian Men Redefined Calendar". Those calendars aim at promoting a "stronger, bolder and sexier" image of Asian men.

I have heard some friends say that nowadays there are more and more sticky Asians and Asian couples in our LGBTQ communities in Bay Area. If you have been around the block long enough you probably noticed that as well. 20 or 30 years ago gay Asians were painted in quite a different picture. The first "Asian Men Redefined" debuted in 2007. It has been about 10 years to this day. I wonder if this project is one of the contributing factors to this gay social trend that gay Asian men have become more desirable.

So what does "Asian Men Redefined" mean to you? Let's talk about this topic however you like.

(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 Rap Group's Movie Outing

WHEN: Sunday, March 5th, 2017. 4 - 9 PM

WHERE: Santana Row CINEARTS

At the end of the last rap session the group decided to see "Moonlight" which won this year's Academy Best Picture.

Show time: 4:10 PM

If you are interested in joining us please show up no later than 4 PM at the box office. After the movie we can also go to dinner as an option.

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.