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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

Nonhetero-phobia

JUNE27 2017
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Louie L.

As pride month wraps up, we can definitely agree great strides have been made for the GLBTQ community here. Sometimes living in SF or South Bay we enjoy the privilege of forgetting we are a targeted sexual minority. However, there are still micro and macro aggression towards people in the community. How do you experience them in the Bay Area? Is it at work? at church/mosque? neighborhood? school? family? etc? What can we do as a community to bring about more understanding and acceptance? If you're trans, do you feel more phobias against you compared to those who are GLBQ?

(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] Joint sbQA - EBN Summer Potluck Party in Aptos

WHEN: Saturday, June 17th @ 1pm thru 8pm

WHERE: Location will be emailed upon RSVP and/or days before the event

RSVP: RSVP Link

Eric and Richard are opening their home in Aptos for a summer potluck gathering of both sbQA and East Bay Network friends.

Please follow the RSVP form link above and see further details (food guide and hot tub options) on the bottom of the survey form.

The frist 30 to respond get on the limited list of attendees for sbQA.

Hope to see you there!

[sbQA] SBQA Camping at Sunset State Beach

WHEN: Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th

WHERE: Sunset State Beach. Website: Link

CAPACITY: 50 people

COST: $70 per person (includes meals, water, tea, and coffee). Kids 0-5 yrs, free; 6-12 yrs, $35

RSVP: Registration Link

CANCELLATION POLICY: 15+ days = Full refund; 8-14 days = 50% refund; 7 days or less = no refund. You can transfer a reservation to someone else, but please let us know so we can properly register that person.

Hi Campers,

Reservations are now open for the sbQA camping trip. Our trip this year will be to Sunset State Beach (16 miles south of Santa Cruz) over the July 14-16 weekend.

Besides the great 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 around the campfire. And yes, there are hot showers and flush toilets.

Cheers,
Dale and Keith
Camping Co-Organizers

[sbQA] sbQA Summer Picnic

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017 (starts at 11:30 am through 5 pm)

WHERE: Edith Morley Park - 615 Campbell Technology Parkway, Campbell CA 95008

RSVP: Registration Link

Now that summer weather is here we look forward to sbQA picnic. It is one of our largest events each year. It’s a great day to catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, share our culinary skills, play some games or just hang out.

We all enjoyed last year’s picnic ground so we are going back there.

Everyone attending is asked to bring their favorite main dish, side dish, casserole, dessert, or salad to share. Couples are reminded to bring a dish of double portion. Please use the first letter of your last name as the guide for your assigned dish.

Last Name starts with A-F Main Dishes

Last Name starts with G-P: Salads, side dishes, appetizers, vegetables

Last Name starts with Q-Z: Dessert

Please note that there is no barbecue pit at the site. So please do not bring meat or vegetables that require grilling.

Cutlery, cups, plates, napkins, and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage for yourself or to share. Sorry no alcohol allowed in the picnic area.

For lawn activities, there's a volleyball set. Feel free to bring your folding lawn chairs, a frisbee, football or other lawn games.

If you have difficulty with the form or have any questions, please email Robert.

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.