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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

BYOT

MAY14 2019
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Cliff H.

Based on my experience hosting the rap session for a period of three plus year I realize that our attendants rarely come to our meetings primarily for the chosen topic but more for supportive camaraderie to share thoughts and exchange ideas. For tomorrow's rap session we will bring back the "Bring your won topic" (BYOT) night. Six months ago we had a very successfully engaged BYOT theme session so we'll do it again.

(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] Spring Visit to Wilder Ranch State Park

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am, till 3pm

WHERE: Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz

WHAT: Guided tour of Wilder Ranch

RSVP: RSVP with Keith at vince_n99@yahoo.com now or by Tuesday, May 7th.

Tour of historic home and coast line. Plus picnic and strawberry picking.

The Wilder Ranch State Park is situated on the 7,000 acres along the Santa Cruz Coastline. Our private tour guide will help us discover California's early ranching history and experience what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. We will also tour the ranch's historic 1897 Victorian home along with the 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse and 1896 water-powered machine shop. The walking tour takes about one hour.

We will have a picnic lunch near the farm house. Afterwards, we will take an easy hike along the beautiful coastal bluffs. If the group desires, we will drop by a nearby organic farm to pick strawberries and other seasonal vegetables, before heading home. You will be able to bring home some great organic, freshly picked strawberries and other fresh vegetables.

Please, do not miss this fun activity.

[SBQA] Annual Sbqa Picnic

WHEN: Saturday August 10, 2019 11AM- 3PM

WHERE: Edith Morley Park. 615 campbell technology parkway, Campbell, California 95008

WHAT: Annual Sbqa Picnic

COST: Bring a dish that can feed at least 4 persons.

RSVP: TBA soon!

Please save the DATE!

It's a potluck! Time to WOW everyone with your great culinary skills! (Or shopping skills!)

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.