We are GAPA

Welcome to the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
GAPA is a 501c(4) non-profit social welfare organization. For 30 years, we have been a vanguard for the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area, engaging in social, cultural and political activities to educate and to advocate for its interests and well-being.
GAPA is a 501c(4) non-profit social welfare organization. For 30 years, we have been a vanguard for the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area, engaging in social, cultural and political activities to educate and to advocate for its interests and well-being.

Upcoming Events

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Tickets are now on Sale!

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
CENTURY CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
1355 FRANKLIN STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109

We have a lot of exciting new developments this year, and we can use your help – check out our 2018 GAPA Sponsorship Packet for more information.

 

CHECK OUR MEET UP FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!

Join us for Rehearsals 
every Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm 
in San Francisco or Oakland 
(location switch every other week, unless specified otherwise) 

GAPA Theatre presents:

Citizen Queer – Stories of Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Men
A free six-session personal narrative/storytelling workshop and performance series.

TGIF

Thank GAPA It’s Friday!

Every 2nd Friday of the month, it’s Happy Hour! Come hang out with GAPA, have some cocktails, meet new people. Unless otherwise posted, we will be at  Beaux at 2344 Market St in San Francisco.

About Us

Where We Came From

GAPA was formed from the need for an organization to address, through a democratic process, social, cultural, and political issues affecting gay and bisexual APIs. In July 1987, several members from the Asian Gay Men’s Support Group at Berkeley’s Pacific Center met and discussed the need to integrate and nurture a growing gay and bisexual API identity and to foster positive role models within the community. GAPA was formally organized in January 1988. Among many accomplishments, GAPA planted the seed to what would become the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Cultural outlets endure including the GAPA Men’s Chorus and GAPA Runway, now managed by GAPA Foundation, a non-profit offshoot dedicated to exploring critical issues that affect our community and supporting innovative programs and individuals seeking solutions to those issues.

Our Mission

To be a voice for the LGBT API communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Provide resources and visibility.
Establish a network with local, national, and international groups that share our concerns and vision.
Encourage LGBT API leaders to participate and engage in civic and political discourse.
Educate and counter stereotypes and homophobia within and outside our communities.

What We Do

Political Advocacy

To ensure that our leaders are accountable and our community is safe

Cultural Heritage

To showcase our talents, our stories and the diversity of our API communities

Social Activities and Fundraising

To celebrate and to ensure organizational sustainability

Meet the Board

Michael T. Nguyen
Michael T. Nguyen
Chairman
Thai Lee
Thai Lee
Vice Chairman

Governance Chair

Marcus W. Wang
Marcus W. Wang
Secretary
Oliver Cácananta
Oliver Cácananta
Treasurer

Finance Chair

Dino Duazo
Dino Duazo
Board Member

Cultural Chair

John Nguyen
John Nguyen
Board Member

Political Chair

Alan Quismorio
Alan Quismorio
Board Member

Social Activities Chair

Darius Chia
Darius Chia
Board Member

Development Chair

Dylan Liang
Dylan Liang
Board Member

Marketing Chair

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