Bay Area/California

  • API Equality – Los Angeles – LGBTQ API grassroots organization building community power –
  • API Equality – Northern California – LGBTQ API empowerment through intergenerataional community building –
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) – Santa Clara organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian individulas and families –
  • Asian Pacific Islander Family Pride – end the isolation of LGBT API family members through support, education, and dialog –
  • Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC) – API queer women and trans folk building community –
  • ASPIRE – mobilizes API undocumented youth to be advocate for immigrant rights –
  • Barangay Los Angeles – creating a safe space for LGBTQ Filipinos –
  • Cal Q&A – student organization at UC Berkeley exploring the intersectionality between Queer and Asian identities –
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV) – transformative justice for LGBTQQ communities –
  • Chinese Progressive Association – Youth Mojo and Gender and Sexuality Diversities (GSD) – youth leadership development centering social justice and community organizing around low-income and working class families –
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) – community for gay and bisexual API men –
  • GAPA Foundation – grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community. –
  • Korean-Americans United for Equality – multigenerational LGBTQI and straight Koreans working together for sexual and gender equality –
  • LYRIC – LGBTQQ youth, families and allies working to build community and inspire posititve social change –
  • Network on Religion and Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People (NRJ) – network of LGBTQ API organizations working to promote acceptance of LGBTQ API people of faith –
  • Older Asian Sisters in Solidarity (OASIS) – group for Asian lesbians 35+ – contact Koko Lin at or (510)-761-5585 for info
  • O-Musubi – group for queer and trans women of Japanese ancestry – email Kris Mizutani ( to be added
  • Red Envelope Giving Circle – philanthropic support to API LGBTQ-led projects in Greater San Francisco Bay Area –
  • Satrang – promoting acceptance and empowerment for South Asian folk of all sexual and gender identities –
  • Seoul Sisters – social group for queer and trans women of Korean heritage –
  • Singaporean and Malaysian Bisexual and Lesbians (SAMBAL) – support/rap group that holds monthly potlucks – email to get on email list
  • Song That Radio – weekly radio program with news pertaining to the Vietnamese Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (VLGBT) community –
  • South Bay Queer and Asian – support and community for queer API folks in the south Bay –
  • Trikone – organizing and empowering LGBTQ South Asians –
  • United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (U.T.O.P.I.A) – social LGBTQ group for Pacific Islander family, friends, and supporters –
  • Viet Rainbow of Orange County – created by Vietnamese-Americans of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to empower the community –


  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) – increase understanding and engagement between philanthropy and AAPI communities –
  • Banyan Tree Project – national campaign to stop HIV/AIDS stigma in API communities –
  • Black & Pink – education and organizing around the violence in prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people –
  • INCITE! – radical feminists of color ending violence against women, GNC and trans folks of color –
  • National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) – federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations challenging homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias –


  • The Asexual Agenda – varied perspectives on asexuality and portal to other asexual blogs –
  • Asexuality Archive – guide to asexuality –
  • The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network – create public awareness of asexuality and facilitate growth of an asexual community –

Asian American issues

  • Angry Asian Man – blog about Asian America –
  • Hyphen Magazine – news magazine about cultural and political trends pertaining to Asian Americans –
  • Reappropriate – feminist Asian American social justice blog by Jenn Fang –
  • 18 Million Rising – Asian American social justice blog –


  • Black Girl Dangerous – amplify voices, experiences, and expressions of queer and trans people of color –
  • Colorlines – daily news site where race matters –
  • Crunk Feminist Collective – space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight –
  • Everyday Feminism – an educational platform for personal and social liberation. –
  • Peacock Rebellion – queer and trans people of color crew of artist-activist-healers building a culture of social justice –

Coming Out

  • “Beloved Daughter” – booklet with 14 stories about coming-out of Chinese lesbians, told both in Chinese and English – email MAPBLN at for a free copy
  • “Coming out, Coming Home” & “There is No Name for This” – documentaries about coming out – email API Family Pride at or call Belinda at (510) 818-0887

Parents of LGBTQ Children

Direct Services

  • Alcohol Hotline
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Child Abuse Hotline
  • Covenant House’s Nine Line (a crisis line for youth and their families)
  • DeQH – Desi LGBTQ Hotline
    Thu, Sat, 5-7 pm PST
  • Drug Abuse Hotline
  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    Mon-Fri, 4 pm-12 am EST
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Info Services
    TDD: 1.888.480.3739
    Mon-Fri, 12 pm-5 pm EST
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    TDD: 1.800.787.3224
  • National Runaway Switchboard
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline
    1.800.HIT HOME
  • Trevor Suicide Prevention Line
  • Youth Talkline (ages 23 and under)
    Mon–Sat, 9.30 pm-12 am EST
    Tue, 7 pm-12 am EST

Centers (Bay Area, CA)

  • Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center – advances health, wellness, and equality –
  • The LGBTQ Youth Space – community drop-in space and mental health program for LGBTQ youth and young adults age 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County –
  • Pacific Center – providing LGBTQ folk with mental health and wellness services –
  • San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center – connect diverse community to achieve more equitable world for LGBTQ people and allies –
  • South Bay Center – focal point for members of LGBT community in South Bay for education and personal growth and foster public understanding of the community –
  • Spectrum LGBT Center – engage, empower and advocate for LGBT people in the North Bay –

Other Services

  • Larkin Street Youth Services – provides youth age 12-24 opportunity to rebuild their lives –
  • Legal Services for Children – ensure all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have opportunity to be raised in a safe environment –
  • Walden Family Services – provide quality care for abused and neglected children in residential group homes –
  • Kearny Street Workshop – Bay Area hub for Asian American Pacific Islander community art –
  • Asian Pride Project – Multilingual stories of and for queer API and their parents –
  • ColorQ World – space for POC and allies to share perspectives and experiences –
  • The Dari Project – a collection of stories of queer Korean folks in both Korean and English –
  • Dragon Fruit Project – intergenerational oral history exploring queer API activism from the 60s to the 90s –
  • Q&A Space – collection of stories about LGBTQ API folks –
  • Queer Asian Spirit – forum for LGBTQ API people interested in spiritual and religious isuses –
  • Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) – creates, exhibits, and distributes film that reflect the lives of queer women of color –
  • Visibility Project – national portrait and video project dedicated to queer Asian American women, trans, and gender non-conforming communities –
Scholarships and Grants