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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

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[SBQA] SAN JOSE OBON

WHEN: SATURDAY JULY 13 12PM-10:00PM; SUNDAY July 14 12:00PM -8:00PM

WHERE: SAN JOSE BUDDHIST CHURCH BETSUIN

SBQA and the Billy De Frank Center will be sponsoring an information Booth at the OBON FESTIVAL.

HELP WANTED: If you can volunteer an hour (or 2), please contact Kyle's email

[SBQA] Free Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk Concert with Taylor Dayne

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:30pm

WHERE: Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk

WHAT: Free Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk Concert with Taylor Dayne

COST: Free

RSVP: RSVP with Keith(email) by Monday, July 15th.

Get away from the summer heat. Join us for the free live performance featuring Taylor Dayne.

From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way.

Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. With the release of her first two albums in the 1980s, Tell It to My Heart and Can't Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three top singles: "Tell It to My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back" and "Prove Your Love to Me."

If desired, we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant at 7pm. Afterwards, we will walk together to the Broadwalk to see the concert.

[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!

Remember to bring your family too! Parents, Children, and Pets are Welcome to Join the fun! Please bring your Volley Ball or badminton set up.

Sign up list for Potluck coming soon, please remember that we are Alcohol and drug free - always Family and Kid Friendly.

Please contact RAYMOND KO for more information

[SBQA] Annual Sbqa Camping Trip

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd @ 2:00p to Sunday, August 25th @ noon

WHERE: Portola Redwoods State Park, 9000 Portola State Park Rd, La Honda, CA 94020

WHAT: Annual Sbqa Camping Trip

CAPACITY: 50 people

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

REGISTRATION LINK: 2018 sbQA Camping Registration Form

CANCELLATION POLICY: 15+ days = Full refund; 8-14 days = 50% refund; 7 days or less = no refund.

Hi Campers!

It’s that time of year again for the sbQA camping trip. Reservations are now open. 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.

[SBQA] Annual Sbqa Thanksgiving Potluck

WHEN: Sunday November 24, 2019, 6:00PM-9:00PM

WHERE: Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose CA 95126

WHAT: Annual Sbqa Thanksgiving Potluck

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.