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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


OCT25 2016
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

At the end of my last session some attendants suggested to have some more rap sessions about dating. So let's talk about "dating" in the coming Tuesday's session. It will be an open forum. There will be no specific bullet items on the agenda. Attendants can bring up any specific issues related to dating for discussion and exchange thoughts.

Besides the selected topic if any one would like to bring up certain urgent issue for a group support he/she is encouraged to do so too. We can always accommodate such a need.

(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 Thanksgiving Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 19th, 2016. 6 - 9 PM

WHERE: DeFrank Center Grand Ballroom. 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126.


[sbQA] sbQA Holiday Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016. 6 - 9 PM

WHERE: San Jose First United Methodist Lobby. 24 North Fifth Street, San Jose CA 95112 (corner Santa Clara Street, across San Jose City Hall)


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.