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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

Money Matter

May10 2016
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

This topic comes out of the poll from our online survey a few months ago so we will make it our topic for the next rap session. We will chat about how "money" plays out in our dating and relationships and try to gain a better perspective on it. In turn we can handle money issues more wisely in our dating/relationship.

We can start by answering the following questions (just to name a few here).

How have we formed our value system about money?

Given that do we have a consistent attitude toward it when we are romantically smitten?

Should one party expect to pay less if his or her date have less income?

Is it good to give expensive gifts when you are dating?

Does money mean power and veto right?

My partner is dirt cheap what can I do?

How do couples usually plan their budget and expense?

How can you talk openly and honestly about money issues with your partner without negative feelings?

Please bring your questions or concerns to the 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] General Membership Meeting

WHO: All sbQA friends and family

WHAT: General membership Meeting

WHERE: Cafe Crema 950 The Alameda, San Jose (next to DeFrank Center)

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 3PM - 5PM

Hi everyone!

We want to invite you all to come to our general assembly meeting this Saturday! Sorry for the short notice.

Note: We may transition to DeFrank Center as soon as we get confirmation that they will accommodate us. We have reserved Room A (2nd Floor of DeFrank Center) but it is taking a long time to get confirmation. So we are not sure we can get in at this point. So, we will meet at Cafe Crema to begin the meeting.

Meeting AGENDA

  1. Introduction - sbQA board, Rap Session co-chairs
  2. Welcome ideas for 2016 from general membership
  3. Committees Chair recruitment: We want you!
  4. Survey within sbQA community: Let's do this!
  5. General plans for 2016 and beyond: It's about time
  6. Volunteers Sign Up: We need you!
  7. Venues: We're on the lookout
  8. Community/Charity involvement: We want to give back
  9. Mentorship program: We know we got what it takes
  10. Nurturing our greatest generation: We will be there someday

Please come and show up. Let's put a smiley face with the name! Some of us will go out to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Everybody is welcome to join.

[sbQA] sbQA Lunar New Year Celebration

WHEN: Saturday. Jan 30, 2016

TIME: Pre-potluck dumpling making: 2 pm to 5 pm. Potluck, arrive by 6pm.

WHERE: Stewart's home, approximate location:


RSVP: Starts here:

Let’s have a potluck party to welcome the year of the Fire Monkey!

Stewart I. has once again invited sbQA members to his home in San Francisco, to celebrate an up-coming lunar new year. Thank you Stewart. , approximate location.

To carry on a tradition, there will be a pre-potluck dumpling making event on that day, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Wraps up by 5:30 pm.

You are welcome to participate in just the dumpling wrapping-eating party, as well as staying for the potluck by bringing a potluck dish. Chew your dumplings carefully or you'll swallow a prize.

Potluck starts at 6:30 pm. Please arrive with your food by 6 pm.

Reminder: One name per RSVP form. Couple brings double portion or different dishes. Please indicate on form.

Desserts, water, and tea are provided. Bring your own sodas and alcoholic beverages.

Twelve participants, representing twelve animal signs, part take in this event. First signs up, first gets a spot due to kitchen space limitation. Participants teach and learn from each other how to make the wraps from scratch. The usual pork, and vegetarian fillings are provided. You can bring your own filing to share.

Happy new year!

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.