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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

If you could choose would you be gay in your next life?

AUG08 2017
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

Of course we base this question on the assumption that "life after death" exists. I think this is a very interesting question which can provoke a lot of thinking. If you take it seriously you will be compelled to explore your inner self more deeply.

Depending on your life experience to this point or the knowledge you have about what the future world will be like you might have different take on your answer. And we may find that the top reason that backs up each individual's answer could be all unique. So come to the rap session and let's have a fun discussion on this topic.

(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 Fab 25 Anniversary Dinner Gala

WHEN: 6pm, Oct 21st, 2017

WHERE: Sheraton San Jose Hotel (Hotel Website)

RSVP: Purchase your ticket at: Link

Hello guys and gals!

The Committee of this year’s Fab 25 Anniversary would like to invite you to its fabulous dinner gala celebration on Saturday, Oct 21st at 6 o’clock in the evening. Get ready to mingle with our sbQA friends and family over the years. We will have our own members and the whole San Francisco Bay area allies entertain us with their musical talents, dance and acrobatic routines, drag performances and highlight the evening with a “Red Hot October Men’s Fashion Show” sponsored by Castro District’s Knobbs and Outfit-SF.

We will pre-sell tickets/seat reservations at our upcoming Summer Picnic lunch this Saturday, August 5th at Edith Morley Park, Campbell. After that, tickets will be available only online through our Events page of sbQA website:

Dinner/Gala tickets are $85 and a limited front row VIP table seats for $100.

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.