1. Resources

    Hey there! Here we’ve provided a list of various things from available student orgs to campus & community resources that we think you may find useful and/or interesting.  If you know of any resources that are not listed here and would like to add it to our list, please contact us at calqanda@gmail.com. Thank you!

    Last Updated: Dec 2012

    Check Out These Cool Campus Orgs!

    Queer Alliance & Resource Center (QARC):
    Info Page     Facebook Page

    QARC (Queer Alliance and Resource Center), currently located at Hearst Field Annex A15, works to maintain this room as both a safe space to all Cal students, and as a useful resource to the student groups who use the space. While we are no longer holding general meetings, we do provide fun and educational programs and events. As the oldest Queer organization on campus, we receive the largest amount of funding amongst queer groups. We use those funds to replenish safe sex supplies, purchase office supplies for the space, maintain magazine subscriptions, and most importantly, provide an extra avenue of funding for other queer programming.

    Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality. It is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Fri at 202 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center (the north end of Lower Sproul Plaza on the second floor of Cesar E. Chavez Student Center).

    Queer Straight Alliance (QSA):
    Website     Facebook Page

    Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) functions to provide a safe and inclusive environment at UC Berkeley, to educate and raise public awareness about diverse issues surrounding the LGBTQQIA and Berkeley through multiple perspectives, to fight discrimination, harassment, and violence on campus through educational public events, and to reach out to those outside of UC Berkeley. Through these functions, QSA hopes to further grow as a community leader and to empower others. Ultimately, QSA strives to create an accepting and united community.
    (Meetings: Tuesday, 7:30-9:00pm @ 223 Dwinelle Hall)

    Info Page     Facebook Group
    Are you a South-Asian who is either questioning your sexuality or gender or identifies as an LGBTQIA person? We are a group of South Asians who are looking to create a safe, closed, secret and private space for South Asian queer and questioning folks to hang out. The space will be completely confidential and we have the utmost respect for your confidentiality.


    A swardspeak term that comes from the novel Global Divas by Martin Manalansan IV, biyuti means the physicality of beauty and state of mind; essence, spirit, energy, mojo, or Biyuti inside and out. Joel Moncada initiated and established Biyuti in 2004 because of the need for better representation of the growing queer identities within the Pilipino community at Cal. Biyuti fosters a close-knit, family-like, safe space for its members to discuss issues that are relevant to us. As a component for the Pilipino Academic Student Services, we also seek to recruit and retain Pilipino students in higher education.

    T-Cal (A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space):
    Info Page

    T-Cal is a group that seeks to address the spectrum of gender and gender expression, especially for students, staff and faculty who may identify across the transgender spectrum at UCB. Join us for conversation, community, and resources!
    Our Spring 2012 meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (except Spring Break) from 5-6:30pm.

    oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics):
    Info Page     Facebook Page     Website - National     Facebook Page - National

    oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit, LGBTQ-affirming corporation whose mission is to provide services and support for students, create a dynamic outreach, and professional resources to high school students, and actively recruit and address the needs of diverse groups within the LGBTA community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender and ethnic background.
    (Meetings: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm @ 240 Bechtel - North of Evans Hall in the College of Engineering)

    Zawadi (Black LGBT Community at Cal):
    Info Page

    This group is a social, academic and political networking organization for LGBT students, alumni, faculty, staff and post-docs of African Ancestry* at UC Berkeley. We are interested in increasing visibility and understanding of the Black LGBT experience at Cal and beyond. Allies Welcome.
    *African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,…you get the picture..the diaspora)

    Queer Womyn @ Berkeley:
    Info Page
         Facebook Group

    An open and safe space for meeting new friends, discussions, games, creativity, workshops, queer movies and outings around Berkeley and the Bay for those who have ever, currently do, or ever will identify as Queer Womyn.

    Young Queers United for Empowerment (YQUE!):
    Info Page     Facebook Page

    The purpose of YQUE! is to provide a safe space for dialogue, to create a social environment for networking and community building, and to be active on campus and the community at large. We do this by having weekly meetings based on democratic principles of participation and collaboration where respect and confidentiality are fostered, by building community within the group as well as with other student and community groups, and by conducting workshops and other educational forums around topics relevant to the group, such as age, race and sexuality.
    (Meetings: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm @ A15 Hearst Field Annex)

    Out 4 Business at Berkeley:
    Website     Facebook Group

    Out for Business at Berkeley (O4B) is a newly founded campus organization that caters to LGBT undergraduates interested in the fields of business, consulting, banking, marketing, management, and other similar industries. We seek to develop, inspire, and connect the next generation of professionals.

    Gamma Rho Lambda:
    Website     Facebook Page

    Gamma Rho Lambda (ΓΡΛ) is the first national, college-based, LGBTQ and Ally sorority which is not exclusive to women of a particular race or sexual orientation. GRL incorporates the traditional sorority element of sisterhood with a progressive outlook. We aim to be a safe space for Queer individuals and their allies.

    Sigma Epsilon Omega:
    Website     Facebook Group

    Sigma Epsilon Omega (SEO), UC Berkeley’s only Gay Fraternity and one of the few recognized Gay Fraternities in the nation, is founded on the principles of strength, equality, and opportunity. It provides male students a unique opportunity to be included in a safe space focused around respect and acceptance. Although Sigma Epsilon Omega is a Gay Fraternity, our Brotherhood is open to any individual that identifies as male and supports our mission statement. Every individual that rushes (straight, bi-sexual, gay, etc.) will be treated equally and will be put through the same process. Please check out the web site below for more information. (Address 2708 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA)

    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    Cal Q&A was established to provide a space for safety, support, and empowerment for and to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals interested in queer and Asian topics. The intersectionality of being queer and Asian is the main focus of this organization, but this applies to many aspects of society and American culture.  Cal Q&A also reaches out to CBOs (community based organizations) and Bay Area campus communities to build and strengthen our communities with other individuals interested in queer and Asian topics in the greater Bay Area.
    (Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm, check calqanda.tumblr.com for location updates!)

    Queer Grads:
    Info Page     Facebook Group

    Queer Grads provides queer graduate students with community, information about campus services, an arena for activism and substantive intellectual discussion, and opportunities for social networking.

    Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance:
    Info Page     Facebook Page

    The Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance (SAGSA) aims to fight the stigma of being LGBT identified in NCAA athletics through community outreach, education, and awareness.

    Oscar Wilde House (LGBTQIA & Queer themed Cooperative Student Housing):
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Oscar Wilde House, often referred to simply as Wilde House, is located on Warring Street, in the heart of UC Berkeley’s fraternity row, and was a former fraternity house. Its residents have chosen the nickname, “wildebeests”. Wilde House was one of the first gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender-themed (LGBT) student housing cooperative in the United States. It is named after Oscar Wilde.

    Unity House (Theme Housing Program):
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Unity House Theme Program is unique to Berkeley and is a pioneer in its focus on gender and sexuality, and gender inclusive living options. Our academic seminar offers both a theoretical study of gender and sexuality and an outlet to share individual experiences. We participate in socials, community outreach and activities, event planning, and have meaningful interactions with faculty and staff.

    V-Day at UC Berkeley:
    Website     Facebook Page

    V-Day at UC Berkeley is not only a student group that puts on playwright Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues every year to raise money to end violence against women, but we are a movement on campus and in our community. Every fall we assemble a cast and crew through auditions to form a community for strong motivated students who have, will or currently identify as women. This community becomes a place of strength where women empower each other, learn from each other and prepare themselves to become vagina warriors.

    UC Berkeley Take Back the Night:
    Facebook Page
    Take Back the Night at Cal is a student-run organization aimed at raising awareness and shattering the silence surrounding sexual violence, domestic violence, and rape affecting all genders and sexual orientations. We aim to empower survivors by publicly speaking up against violence through creative mediums such as art, poetry, music, and open storytelling. Take Back the Night is a safe space place for the survivors of violence who want to share their stories. We strive to support, empower, and inspire the Berkeley community by uniting all of our voices and demanding our community be free of all types of violence. Violence affects everyone regardless of ability, age, class, ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, political ideology, race, sexual orientation, and spiritual or religious beliefs. If you have any questions or want to find out how you can get involved, please email us at BerkeleyTBTN@gmail.com.

    National Organization for Women (NOW):
    Website     Facebook Group

    Berkeley NOW is a multi-issue feminist organization that seeks to raise awareness in our community about womens’ issues such as pay equity, body image, reproductive rights, economic justice, sexual violence, media and conscious consumerism. The goal of Berkeley NOW is to take action to empower anyone who has, does or will identify as a woman. We recognize that all forms of marginalization are interrelated, and we strive to eliminate oppression everywhere.

    Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC):
    Website Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    To unite Southeast Asian communities, particularly those bounded by the historical context of the Viet Nam War, and to address the social injustices, economic inequalities and political under-representation that they face. We’ll never forget our roots…

    Pilipino Academic Student Services (PASS):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Page - Retention

    PASS is an organization committed to the recruitment and retention of pilipin@s into higher education. It is an entirely student-run organization that focuses primarily on increasing the educational opportunities available to these students through the implementation of various informational resources, support, and referral services. we provide programs targeted specifically toward the recruitment of high school and community college students, as well as programs for the retention of the University’s registered students. PASS endeavors to maintain its commitment to the surrounding communities and to the University through efforts to preserve educational interest.

    Pilipino American Alliance (PAA):
    Website     Facebook Page

    In the ongoing attempt to serve and interact with the Pilipino community, the Pilipino American Alliance stands to promote a network of social support through the encouragement of political struggle, academic excellence, and cultural awareness while celebrating cultural diversity.

    Pilipino Association for Health Careers (PAHC):
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Pilipino Association for Health Careersstarted through a group of students who recognized the need for a support system among Cal pre-health students. PAHC aims to promote current health issues in and around the Pilipino community. We develop a structure of dedicated students to integrate their knowledge, experience, and skills to seek information on various health issues and careers. PAHC provides information and services to aid the Pilipino community especially and, in addition, to all who are health conscious both academically and individually. PACH also expands beyond its campus by educating the greater community of the health issues rampant both locally and globally by actively collaborating with other health organizations and the Berkeley community. Furthermore, we take an assertive role in helping promote being in the health field by holding an annual conference, Minorities in Health Conference, that aims to encourage minority students to pursue an career in health.

    Pilipino Association of Scientists, Architects, & Engineers (PASAE):
    Website     Facebook Group

    Established in 1988, the PASAE serves as the close-knit support group for undergrad and grad students in the technical fields, providing student members a space for social interaction, cultural understanding, professional guidance, and academic support.

    P4 (Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos):
    Website     Facebook Page

    P4 is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Pilipinos in law and business. This is a mission that becomes clearer as ever increasing economic and legal challenges face the growing Pilipino Community. Our organization strives to create strong leader that are capable of encountering these obstacles and organizing our communities for more political, legal, and economic freedom.

    Asian American Association (AAA):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    The purpose of the Asian American Association (AAA) is to be at the forefront of uniting the Asian American Community at Berkeley. AAA seeks to develop proactive and community-oriented leaders through a social, educational awareness and service network. It enhances the quality of life at Berkeley through its focus on diversity appreciation.

    Asian American & Pacific Islander Health Research Group (AAPIHRG):
    Website     Facebook Page

    We are a group of San Francisco Bay Area health professionals and UC Berkeley undergraduates/alumni. AAPI Health Research Group’s purpose is to encourage students to engage in AAPI community health research in diversity of the AAPI communities, historical perspective, epidemiological perspective, medical perspective, and social change.

    Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE):
    Website     Facebook Page

    SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian scientists and engineers so that they can achieve their full potential. SASE’s mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world, promote diversity and tolerance on campuses and in the workplace, and provide opportunities for its members to make contributions to their local communities.

    Mixed Student Union (MSU):
    Website     Facebook Group

    Mixed Student Union (MSU) is the only student organization on campus devoted to the mixed race, multiethnic/multicultural, and transracial adoptee community. MSU provides a fun, safe and comfortable environment for people of mixed heritage or those who are interested. MSU promotes the interaction and expression of ethnic identities, and establishes unity by building and inclusive community, initiating partnerships with campus organizations and other marginalized communities, and increasing awareness and education through dialogue of multiethnic issues.

    Vietnamese Student Association (VSA):

    Website     Facebook Group     Tumblr     Facebook Page - VISION Program

    The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Berkeley recognizes the importance of understanding emerging narratives about the Vietnamese American experience and offers a means for the Berkeley community to explore this culture. By promoting cooperation and bonding, this organization fosters a greater understanding of issues facing the Vietnamese and Vietnamese American community. Ultimately, Cal VSA strives to empower its members to become leaders of their communities and preserve the history and heritage of the Vietnamese culture for future generations.

    Hmong Student Association at Berkeley (HSAB):
    Website     Facebook Page
    The Hmong Student Association at Berkeley (HSAB) is a student-initiated service group with the mission to promote higher education and cultural understanding of the Hmong community. HSAB provides academic and social support to current and prospective students at Berkeley through the implementation of educational discussions, social activities, and outreach services. Established in 2008, HSAB continues to represent a voice for the Hmong student community at UC Berkeley.

    Berkeley Cambodian Students Association (BCSA):
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Berkeley Cambodian Students Association was originally founded to unite and support people who share an interest in Cambodia and Cambodian culture by fostering an appreciation of that culture. Over the years, the Berkeley Cambodian Students Association has evolved to place greater emphasis upon recognizing and sharing the Cambodian-American experience with the UC Berkeley community. The Cambodian-American story is neither a relic of the past nor an inert fact of today. Thus, the Berkeley Cambodian Student Association aims to reclaim Cambodian cultural and political histories, create socially aware individuals, inspire leadership and service, and bridge generations. We aim to eliminate the invisibility of the Cambodian-American community and empower its members.

    Thai Students Association (ThaiSA):
    Facebook Group
    Thai Students Association @ UC Berkeley
    “สมาคมนักเรียนไทย ณ มหาวิทยาลัยแห่งมลรัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย เบอร์คลีย์”
    Thai Student Association at University of California, Berkeley was established to promote the relationships between Thai and other interested students at UC Berkeley.

    Chinese Student Association (CSA):
    Facebook Page

    Founded in 1951, the Chinese Student Association (CSA) is the first Chinese organization serving the growing Chinese-American community in Berkeley. Today, we are one of the largest and most active organizations at UC Berkeley. CSA promotes the interests and awareness of Chinese culture in the Berkeley community while functioning as a means of social engagement. We host several events which allow participants to have fun and meet new people. Some of our more well-known events include Karaoke Contests, Ski Trips, Broomball, Moon Festival Night Market, and the annual Chinese Culture Show. Join us to find out what CSA is all about!

    Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group
    The Taiwanese American Student Association at the University of California, Berkeley is dedicated to promoting the unity and cooperation of Taiwanese-Americans in the community, the presence of the Taiwanese American community in local and national arenas, and the culture and identity of Taiwanese-Americans. TASA will hold events bringing together men and women of all backgrounds and ideals, uniting them by a common culture and interest, and together building the awareness of Taiwanese-Americans of their own identity and culture, knowledge in their heritage, and strong recognition from others.

    Taiwanese Student Association (TSA):
    Website     Facebook Group

    The U.C Berkeley TSA is the largest and most active Taiwanese/Chinese student organization on campus. All students enrolled in U.C Berkeley are welcome to join TSA. Each year, the UC Berkeley TSA hosts a variety of social, artistic, and cultural events – each of which contribute to the organization’s main goals: gathering and enhancing relationships among students and promoting the learning and awareness of Taiwanese culture throughout U.C Berkeley and other surrounding communities.

    Nikkei Student Union (NSU):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group
    The Nikkei Student Union serves to organize both social and community service activities while promoting interaction and communication between students of Japanese ancestry, students interested in Japanese American culture, the UC Berkeley campus, and its surrounding communities.

    Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA):
    Website     Facebook Group

    HKSA is a social organization at UC Berkeley. We serve to support students and to offer them a comfortable environment in which they find familiar pieces of cultural elements from home.

    Singapore Malaysia Student Association (SMSA):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group     Facebook Group - Freshmen

    The Singapore Malaysian Student Association (SMSA) provides a home away from home for Singaporean and Malaysian international students at UC Berkeley. While SMSA’s primary mission is to bring Singaporeans and Malaysians together in a closely knit community, our club is also open to anyone interested in learning more about Singaporean and Malaysian culture. Join us at our events or contact your nearest committee member!

    REACH! (Asian Pacific Islander Recruitment and Retention Center):
    Website     Facebook Page

    Committed to the service, empowerment, and mobilization of immigrant, refugee, and under served Asian/Pacific Islanders by promoting higher education to empower ourselves and challenge the economic and social inequalities facing our communities.

    Asian Business Association (ABA):

    Website     Facebook Page

    The Asian Business Association (ABA) was founded in 1975 by a group of students who set out to provide a bridge between the professional world and the students of the UC Berkeley campus. Over the course of its 35+ years of history, ABA has expanded its mission and now represents many diverse majors and cultures: The mission of the Asian Business Association is to advance the study of business and to develop well-rounded leaders at the University of California, Berkeley. ABA promotes scholarship and leadership at the Walter A. Haas School of Business; encourages career exploration; and cultivates community-building and networking within and beyond the University. ABA emphasizes social responsibility in contemporary business practices and encourages its members to serve the local community.

    hardboiled (the asian pacific american issues newsmagazine at UC Berkeley):
    Website     Facebook Page

    hardboiled is the student asian pacific american newsmagazine at UC Berkeley. Our purpose is to give voice to the pan-Asian Pacific American (APA) community - boh on and off capus - by increasing awareness of issues, promoting political activism for both APA’s and other people f color, and instilling confidence in one’s identity through our articles and activities. Please join us. We’re nice people. Come write stories, design layout, or update our website. Or just pass out papers on Sproul. Look for our issues on hardboiled.berkeley.edu.

    Vagabond (a multilingual journal at Cal):
    Website     Facebook Page

    Vagabond is a UC Berkeley student-run multilingual literary journal that promotes interest in multilingualism, diversity, and multiculturalism by showcasing creative works written in various languages and accompanied by English translations. Vagabond publishes original poetry and prose, written in various languages and accompanied by English translations. All works are written by UC Berkeley students, professors, and staff members. For more information about Vagabond and submission guidelines and deadlines, please visit our website.

    Theatre Rice (UC Berkeley Modern Asian American Theatre):
    Website     Facebook Page

    Theatre Rice, the first modern Asian American theatre group at UC Berkeley, was started in the fall o 1998. Since its conception, Theatre Rice has grown considerably, both artistically and physically. Theatre Rice was conceived to provide people (particularly, but not exclusively, Asian American) who might not otherwise have a chance to participate in theatrical arts the opportunity to act, write, sing, direct, dance, and learn behind-the-stage techniques. The Asian American aspect of Theatre Rice is important because it is a step towards combating the misrepresentation, as well as the lack of representation, of the Asian American community in popular culture. By its mere existence, Theatre Rice is fulfilling its purpose o putting forth ideas that stem from the minds of Asian Americans, and therefore addressing the Asian American population as well as the greater community within Berkeley and beyond.

    The Hep B Project (HPB):
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    Hepatitis B, also known as the “silent killer”, significantly affects Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) more than any other population and yet little progress has been made to screen and vaccinate APIs in counties that have a high percentage of APIs, such as Alameda County. The API community within Alameda County has been largely isolated from health services due to lingual, cultural, and socioeconomic obstacles. This project will jump start the fight against Hepatitis B by collaborating with existing organizations, government agencies, students, and people to work together to eradicate this disease. The Hep B Project was created to address this preventable health disparity, with a focus on educating, screening, and vaccinating at-risk Asian populations (such as emerging Asian communities) in Alameda County at no cost to the community. The Hep B Project offers FREE Hepatitis B screenings and vaccinations for the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community of Alameda County at designated locations and Street Level Health Project in Oakland. Also, in accordance with the project’s mission to provide culturally competent education about the disease, translators and translated documents are available at all screening events for patients.

    Team HBV UC Berkeley:
    Website     Facebook Page     Facebook Group

    Team HBV at UC Berkeley, along with other chapters across the U.S., is dedicated to raising awareness of the disproportionately high incidence of hepatitis B (HBV) and liver cancer among the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. We aren’t just a club- we’re a community, a family, a partnership. We are a cause.

    Campus Health Resources:

    Tang Center:

    University Health Services (UHS) Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students and a variety of occupational health services to faculty and staff. (Address: 2222 Bancroft Way, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-4300)

    CPS: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/counseling/cps.shtml
    Counseling and Psychological Services serves to support the academic mission of the University by providing comprehensive counseling services to assist student with a variety of concerns including academic success, life management, career and life planning, and personal growth and development.

    API Connect: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/apiconnect/

    Counseling resource for students seeking support either in academics and/or personal life. API Connect aims to increase mental health awareness among API students as well as connect students to one another, highlight valuable campus resources and provide effective tools for how to thrive at UC Berkeley.

    Local Resources:

    Berkeley Free Clinic: http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/

    The mission of the Berkeley Free Clinic is to empower individuals and communities by providing accessible, client-centered health services and information. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. The Berkeley Free Clinic’s approach to healthcare is guided by respect, demystification, inclusivity, and collectivity.
    (Monday-Friday: 3pm-9pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, Sunday: 4am-8pm. Address: 2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704)

    Berkeley Builds Capacity:
    Website     Facebook Page

    We’re Berkeley Builds Capacity! We are a group of volunteers and paid staff working to reduce HIV and the negative consequences associated with related substance use among East Bay college students

    Pacific Center: http://www.pacificcenter.org/

    Pacific Center for Human Growth’s mission is to foster and enhance the well-being and self-respect of LGBTQ youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and to increase access to LGBTQ competent mental health services through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals. (Address: 2712 Telegraph Avenue (@Derby St.) Berkeley, CA 94705)

    Community Resources!!!

    API Equality Norcal:
    Website     Facebook Page

    API Equality – Northern California (norcal.apiequality.org) was founded in 2004 in response to a 6,000-person rally against marriage equality organized by Chinese Christian leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. Formerly a national ad hoc coalition of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) individuals and organizations committed to marriage equality, API Equality – Northern California is now full-fledged organization working to actively promote equality and justice in Northern California and in the state’s API and LGBTQ communities.

    API Equality Socal:
    Website     Facebook Page
       Founded in 2005, API Equality-LA has been a tireless advocate in the Greater Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities for fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and marriage equality for same-sex couples. Our coalition has brought together veteran and newer activists who represent the ethnic, linguistic, age, professional, and gender diversity in the Asian American community.  API Equality-LA has garnered tremendous broad-based support, including the endorsements of more than 50 organizations and numerous community leaders.  Every year, our dedicated volunteers have one-on-one conversations with thousands of Asian voters about marriage equality, participate in parades and protests, reach out to ethnic media, build bridges to faith communities, and organize educational events on a broad array of social justice issues of importance to API LGBT people.

    API Wellness Center:
    Website     Facebook Page

    A&PI Wellness Center is a multicultural health services, education, research, and policy organization. We transform lives, strengthen well-being, and lead under-served communities—of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or immigration status—toward justice and health. We continue to educate, support, empower, and advocate for the most marginalized and vulnerable in our communities, particularly A&PIs and people living with HIV.

    The Connection @ API Wellness:
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Connection is a community drop-in space at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center for A&PI gay and bi men of all ages. Our mission is to educate, support, empower and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander communities – particularly A&PIs living with, or at-risk for, HIV/AIDS.

    Asian Health Services:

    Website     Facebook Page

    At AHS, our mission is to serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. As an important part of this mission, we provide services in English and nine Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Lao, Mien, Khmer, and Burmese.

    Asian Health Services Youth Program:
    Website     Facebook Page     Tumblr


    Asian Health Services (AHS) Youth Program provides comprehensive reproductive health education, advocacy, and family planning clinical access for youth ages 12-21 primarily living in Alameda County and the surrounding areas. Program components work to provide a continuum of services, from prevention education to no-cost, confidential family planning counseling and clinical access. AHS Youth Program began providing advocacy and youth services in 1996. As a Health Education program at AHS, the youth program continues to fulfill the mission of Asian Health Services by providing health care access, education, and advocacy for API youth throughout Alameda County.

    Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA):

    Website     Facebook Page

    The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) in San Francisco Bay Area, 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.

    Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Coalition (APIQWTC):

    Website     Facebook Page

    APIQWTC (pronounced API-cutesy) was formed as a means of networking & communicating among Bay Area Asian & Pacific Islander queer women’s and transgender people’s organizations and constituency. Til today, APIQWTC sponsors several major events each year. We are always looking to partner and support events and activities with other organizations and individuals to serve the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender community and our allies.

    TEPOT 2:
    Website     Facebook Page

    The Targeted Expansion Project for Outreach and Treatment 2 (TEPOT 2) is a health education project for Asian/Pacific Islander Gay/Bi men and other men who have sex with men (API MSM) in the Bay Area. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of the community by educating and empowering API MSM to reduce their risk for HIV infection and substance abuse.

    Trikone - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender South Asians:
    Website     Facebook Page - Subscription     Facebook Page

    Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of South Asian descent. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the first group of its kind in the world. South Asians affiliated with Trikone trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Trikone offers a supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment, where LGBT South Asians can meet, make connections and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexuality in society.

    Project 4Play:
    Facebook Page

    Project 4PLAY, 4 County Prevention and Leadership for API Young adults, is a 5-year, federally funded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) program of Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. The goal of Project 4PLAY is to provide HIV and substance abuse prevention education to 18-24 year old, Asian & Pacific Islanders of all ethnicities, from Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. Our health education workshops are once a week for 5 weeks. Enjoy good company and meet new people, free dinner, retail giftcards, and learn something new in the process!

    National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Bay Area:
    Website     Facebook Page - Bay Area     Facebook Page - National

             The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls in the U.S. With chapters in 11 cities and staff in two states, we are currently focused on eliminating toxins in nail salon products, reproductive justice, immigrant rights and ending human trafficking. Our mission is to build a movement to advocate social justice and human rights for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) women and girls.

    National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA):
    Website     Facebook Page

    The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations.  NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

    Hollaback! Berkeley:
    Website     Facebook Page     Tumblr
    Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology. Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of social violence in this country, and one of the least legislated against. It is rarely reported, and is too often accepted as the ‘price you pay’ simply for being a woman, a person of color, an immigrant, dis/abled, a poor person, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer in this community and throughout the world.
    We believe that everyone has a right to feel safe and confident and to move in the world without being objectified or targeted. We believe that street harassment is a gateway crime that normalizes gender, race, class, dis/ability, religious, and sexual orientation-based violence. However, while there is a clear legal framework to reproach harassment and abuse in the home, workplace, and schools, when it comes to the streets—all bets are off. This gap isn’t because street harassment hurts any less, it’s because there hasn’t been a solution. Until now.

    RAMA (Pan-Asian arts and entertainment):
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    Bringing you the finest and most innovative independent Pan-Asian talent at exciting concerts and events, RAMA is the Pan Asian Renaissance! RAMA is a Pan Asian arts and entertainment organization founded in the San Francisco Bay Area. By providing exciting and accessible platforms for the imagination of new Pan Asian artistic identities, RAMA inspires creativity and integrity in the community. Bringing you the finest and most innovative independent Pan-Asian talent at exciting concerts and events, RAMA is the Pan Asian Renaissance!

    Banteay Srei:
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    Banteay Srei provides social support, healing arts, reproductive health education, life skills-building, and leadership development for young Southeast Asian women impacted by sexual exploitation. Based in Oakland, CA, Banteay Srei is dedicated to providing the tools and support necessary for young Southeast Asian women and girls to empower themselves and their communities. Banteay Srei believes that every person is entitled to living a free, happy and healthy life that is full of options. Through our programs and events that promote leadership development, cultural awareness, and self-empowerment, we are working towards creating a generation of fierce, independent, and self-empowered young Southeast Asian women.

    Kollaboration SF:
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    Kollaboration is an annual event and movement produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) VOLUNTEER professionals and students to promote a strong API presence in entertainment and media. Our high-energy shows across the nation provide a unique chance for young API artists to showcase their talents. We hope to empower API youth by providing a creative outlet and leadership opportunity for them. For API families, our movement offers a platform for communication that bridges generational and cultural differences. Finally, for the greater API community, we aim to raise awareness for critical community issues and NGOs.

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI):
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    Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is the largest community-based organization serving the Asian community in Santa Clara County. Our mission is to improve the health, mental health and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best service delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues.

    Asian American Recovery Services:
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    The purpose of Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. (AARS) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander and other affected communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We accomplish this by providing prevention, outreach, intervention and treatment services, as well as, engaging in education, research and advocacy.

    San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival:
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    2013 Festival is from March 14-24. Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness & diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

    Other Campus Q&A Groups
    Stanford: http://www.stanford.edu/group/q-and-a/
    Davis: http://apiq.tumblr.com/
    SJSU: http://qnasjsu.tumblr.com/
    UCSB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370949854255/
    UCLA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paqucla/
    UCR: https://www.facebook.com/groups/158567064202340/