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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

Judgement In The Community

SEPT26 2017
  • Time: 7PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Facilitator: Louie L.

Rainbow flag represents the diversity and pride within the GLBTQ community. From the outside in, the community appears to exude acceptance and love regardless of your orientation, looks, size, age, gender expression, wealth, education, race, height, career, politics, HIV pos/neg etc. But your experience might be is hyper-sensitivity towards these differences and sets us apart, rather than the ideal of unity and pride in our differences. Have you felt judged or boxed-in by others in the community? Come share your thoughts on this topic at the next RAP session.

(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


WHEN: Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 (10:30am to 6:00pm)


RSVP: RSVP at Please sign up early!

Enjoy San Francisco breeze by taking short ferry ride across San Francisco Bay to Angel Island

For any questions, please email Melvon or Albert

Relax and engross yourself in this eye popping scenic hike around Angel Island. Rated as an easy hike, the surfaced 5-mile perimeter road, which can be gravelly in some spots, offers a different view at every turn, including rocky coves, sandy beaches, grassy slopes, forested ridges and the occasional deer and/or raccoon. Hike time of approximately 2.5 to 3 hours (easy walk around the island, we are not going hiking up the hill).

We will begin on a short hike (1.5miles) to Angel Island Immigration Center. In 1905, construction of an Immigration Station began in the area known as China Cove. The facility, primarily a detention center, was designed to control the flow of Chinese into the country, since they were officially not welcomed with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

We will have lunch (about 1p.m) by the shores at the Center before continuing our hike around the island.

Time to meet:
Meet at 10:30am in front of San Francisco Pier 41 Terminal
(Please note that Blue and Gold fleet has changed their departure location, there is NO departure from Ferry Building during this time)

Weekend flat rate is expensive. There are a few options that are about $20 for the whole day. You can book your parking using Parkwhiz apps (select timing from 10am to 6pm) or online :
Parking Link

There are two possible parking options:
a) Pier 2620 Hotel or
b) Holiday Inn Express

Tickets – Blue Gold Fleet Ferry
Get your own RETURN tickets ($19.50) at either Pier 39 or 41 (you should be able to see sign for the ticket booths), or buy online 2 one-way tickets (recommended)
We'll be riding on the Blue and Gold Fleets Depart Pier 41 at 11:15 am. Then we'll enjoy and have your lunch shortly after landing there. Then hike around Angel Island 1:00p.m – 4:00p.m. Shall return and arrive at Pier 41, 5:30p.m

(Optional: After excursion, dinner at a local restaurant)

[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.