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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

Cyber Illusions?

JUNE23 2015
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Shishir T.

Continuing from last month, we will further explore the impact of the proliferation of Gay Apps on cellphones and Gay Dating sites on the Internet.

With so many ways of connecting online, is it creating the illusion that the perfect date is just an app away? Is it leading to very unrealistic expectations about the sort of person one could find? Is it encouraging people to chase abstract fantasies as opposed to making real human connections?

Let's explore this further and see if the explosion of cyber options is leading to too many illusions or could be a boon for people looking to make new friends and find compatible partners.

(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] 3 Miles Hike and Visit to a Santa Cruz Organic Farm

WHEN: Sunday, July 5th, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Santa Cruz

WHAT: A 3 miles hike and a visit to a Santa Cruz organic farm

RSVP: Please RSVP with Keith

You are invited to go for a 3 miles leisure hike at the Rancho Del Oso state Park. This park is scenic and is located at Santa Cruz coast on Hwy 1. We will have a picnic nearby the beach.

After lunch, we will visit to an organic farm. Yes, now is strawberry season! They are ripe and sweet. Other than strawberries, this farm also has a variety of vegetables such as kale, chards, zucchini, etc. You will be able to pick them right there for a small fee based on weight and product (It is definitely below supermarket value :o)

If people want to stay around Santa Cruz afterward, we can have an early dinner at Sabieng Thai restaurant.

Please RSVP with Keith at vince_n99 @ yahoo.com, before Thursday, July 3rd. Thank you.

[sbQA] Annual Picnic at Cuesta Park in Mountain View

WHEN: Saturday, 18 July 2015

TIME: 11 am - 2 pm (please arrive promptly with food; eating begins @12 noon)

WHERE: Group BBQ Area, Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, CA https://goo.gl/DXJjwr

COST: A dish to share for 6-8 people, we need main and side dishes

CAPACITY: 100 people

RSVP: https://goo.gl/GfP78Y

Summer is here! Please join us for one of the largest events of the year; our annual BBQ-Picnic.

  • sbQA will provide basic BBQ meat items such as hamburgers and hot dogs. It is potluck style for the rest!
  • The list of potluck items we are asking you to bring may change based on need. RSVP right away to secure bringing your first choice!
  • An email will be sent a few days before the picnic to remind you of your potluck item.
  • Please check-in with the sbQA table upon arrival! We'll have access to tennis courts, large grass lawns to setup a volleyball game or ultimate frisbee. Come with your [registered] friends and feel free to bring any of your favorite summer sports games for a gay-'ol-time!

Please keep in mind some of the park rules:

  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Bringing tables and/or portable BBQ's is prohibited
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times
  • Sales of any type are prohibited

We need a grill master and an assistant grill master. Please let me know if you can help us. Thank you.

[sbQA] San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour

WHEN: Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

WHERE: San Francisco Chinatown

LIMIT: TBA

RSVP: TBA

Detail information will be out soon.

Please save the date!

[sbQA] Camping Trip @ Big Basin

WHEN: Friday, August 21st to Sunday, August 23rd

WHERE: Big Basin State Park. Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540

LIMIT: 50 people

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

RSVP: http://www.jotform.us/form/41695357448164

The ever-popular sbQA camping trip is now open for reservations! On the weekend of August 21-23, the hot guys of sbQA will be roughing it at Big Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz mountains. It has great hiking trails, from easy to challenging. Besides the fantastic 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. And yes, there are flush toilets at the campsite and hot showers nearby.

Cancellation Policy: RSVP by August 9th, no refunds after that date, though reservation can be applied to someone else.

[sbQA] Annual Thanksgiving potluck @ Billy De Frank Center

WHEN: Saturday, 21 Nov 2015

TIME: TBA

WHERE: Billy De Frank Center

LIMIT: TBA

RSVP: TBA

Detail information will be out soon.

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.