The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) purpose is to further the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area.
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 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 & bisexual Asian/Pacific Islander identity and to foster positive role models within our community. After several monthly meetings and a business retreat, the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance was formally organized in January 1988.
Although based in San Francisco, GAPA serves communities all over the Bay Area and beyond.