Resources for the LGBT Community

Asian

Asian Pacific Gays and Friends - Los Angeles sister organization to Asian/Pacific Crossroads in Orange County. “A/PGF embraces a diverse group of people: Americans who trace their descent from the countries of Asia and the Pacific Islands as well as recent immigrants and visitors from those countries. A/PGF membership includes other racial and ethnic groups whose participation in the organization is integral in the fulfillment of A/PGF’s objectives.”

Asian/Pacific Crossroads - Based in Orange County, California, A/PC is one of the largest Asian and Friends groups in Southern California.  A sister organization to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Gays and Friends (apgf.com)

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Coalition (APIQWTC) APIQWTC was formed as a means of networking & communicating among Bay Area Asian & Pacific Islander queer women’s and transgender people’s organizations and constituencies. Formerly, APIQWTC was Asian Pacific Sisters (APS) and a part of Asian Pacific Lesbians and Bisexuals Network (APLBN).

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PIWC) Provides culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS education, support and prevention programs to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and to empower, support and enhance the lives of A/PIs living with HIV/AIDS.

API Family Pride (API-FP) Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Family Pride is a San Francisco Bay Area organization that offers support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) APIs and their families. Our volunteers provide a safe space to talk, and offer their own stories to help promote understanding and acceptance within families and communities.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council is a network of Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBT) organizations and alliances whose mission is to provide and cultivate support, resources and advocacy to the Asian Pacific Islander LGBT, and mainstream communities of Southern California.

China Rainbow Association - gay Chinese social support organization, is based in Los Angeles, California. CRA was established by volunteers to address the unique needs of the gay Chinese community in the southern California area in 1996.

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) – provides a safe and supportive social, political, and educational forum for gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander men.

GAPA-RAP – gaparap is a conversation group for gay Asian men. we get together once a month on Sunday evening. we talk about things like dating, casual sex, relationships, families, being gay and Asian in the workplace.

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network (GAPSN-LA) Provides supportive environments for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander men to meet, network, voice concerns, foster self-empowerment, and to advocate on issues of significance to the gay Asian Pacific Islander community.

Long Yang Club International - this site links up all the LYC chapters as well as follows LYC’s philosophy of fostering friendship and understanding between gay Asians and non-Asians. They continually add new items and links to the web site.

Pacific Friends of San Francisco - social group in SF that fosters cultural exchanges between Asians and the friends.

Queer Asian Spirit - an organization dedicated to affirming and supporting the spiritual lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning people of Asian descent everywhere.

Scented – a non-profit organization in Toronto that strives to bring gay Asians and their supporters together through social activities.

South Bay Queer & Asian (SBQA) Support and social group for gay, bisexual, and lesbian Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Jose, CA.

Trikone (Lesbian and Gay South Asians) - women and men of South Asian heritage together in bringing together lesbian and gay South Asians in a supportive environment, in an effort to promote awareness, visibility and acceptance in society.

API Equality-LA is a coalition of organizations and individuals who are committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Greater Los Angeles for equal marriage rights and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families through community education and advocacy.

Asian Pacific Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (API PFLAG): The Los Angeles API PFLAG Project’s aim is to provide support, education and advocacy in a culturally sensitive manner. We promote acceptance and understanding of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children by making the Asian-Pacific Islander community more aware of the diverse nature of human sexuality.

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) positively affects the quality of life for Asian and Pacific Islanders living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS by providing a continuum of prevention, health and social services, community leadership and advocacy to the Southern California region.

Barangay Los Angeles is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, and Queer Pilipinos; to meet and discuss concerns relevant to being Pilipino and LGBTQ; to foster positive self-esteem; and, to advocate in behalf of its members and the LGBTQ Pilipino community in the United States.

Chinese Rainbow Association (CRA), a gay Chinese social, support, educational, and advocacy organization, is based in greater Los Angeles, California. CRA promotes friendship and unity, provides assistance, fosters social and political awareness, and enhances positive self-image among the gay Chinese Americans. CRA also works to educate the mainstream API communities on LGBT issues and gay rights issues.

Diverse and Inclusive Visionary Artists (DIVA) is the only Los Angeles based grassroots non-profit organization dedicated in promoting multi-ethnic and LGBT creative artists in the media. Its core membership of 2,000+ comprise of professionals in the film, television, theater, fashion, arts and music.

Satrang is a social, cultural and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the South Asian LGBTIQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning) community in Southern California through education, networking, and outreach.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) is the nation’s largest legal organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Founded in 1983, APALC is a unique organization that combines traditional legal services with civil rights advocacy and leadership development. The mission of APALC is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

Asian Pacific Gays and Friends (A/PGF) is an international, non-profit social and educational group established for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people who share an interest in Asian culture and experiences. A/PGF exists to provide an understanding and supportive environment, to raise awareness of the Southern California Gay Asian community, to promote an atmosphere that encourages and inspires multi-cultural communication, learning, and fun.

The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), is an organization dedicated to furthering the interests of gay & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, by developing a positive collective identity and by establishing a supportive community. GAPA was formed from the need for an organization to address, through a democratic process, social, cultural and political issues affecting the gay & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islander community in San Francisco.

Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) is a membership-based organization whose goal is to empower Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander’s through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. We work in coalition with other community organizations to help educate the API ethnic and LGBT communities on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.

The mission of the Gay Vietnamese Alliance (GVA) is to provide a safe and supportive environment for Vietnamese-identified gay, bisexual, transgender men from all over the world to network, voice issues, promote wellness, and foster leadership.

National Queer API Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of LGBT Asian American, South Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations and allies in the United States.

Founded in 1979, Queer Asian Pacific Alliance (QAPA), formerly AMALGM, is the oldest Asian queer organization in the United States. QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage (this is inclusive of A/PIs, A/PI Americans and those who are of mixed A/PI heritage) in the Boston and New England area. We currently have over 200 active members in the New England area, plus many more ex-members spread around the world.

The mission of South Bay Queer and Asian (SBQA) is to be a leading social and support group that provides queer Asians and Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco South Bay with a safe and fun place to come out and be comfortable with their sexual identity and ethnicity.

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