Asian Pacific American LGBTQ Resources

Human Rights Campaign Resource Guides and Pages:

API Equality- LA

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.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council

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

Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree Project is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities.

hotpot! Philly

hotpot! Philly is a Philadelphia-based gathering working to build community for Queer Asian + Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual women, trans*, gender variant/queer/nonconforming identified folks through social gatherings, political action and good food.


Korean-Americans United for Equality (KUE) is an alliance of multigenerational straight and LGBTQI Korean-Americans committed to promoting sexual and gender equality.

NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance)

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.

Salga NYC

The South Asian Lesbian & Gay Association of New York City (SALGA) serves to promote awareness, tolerance, acceptance, empowerment and safe spaces for sexual minorities and people of all gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.

Satrang LA

Satrang is a cultural, social, and support organization providing a safe space to empower and advocate for the rights of the South Asian LGBTIQQ community in Southern California through education, networking, and outreach. Satrang works toward ending gender and sexuality based prejudice.

(SOY) Shades of Yellow

Shades of Yellow, also known as SOY, is the first and only Hmong LGBTQ nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong LGBTQ and allies. SOY is made up of a diverse group of community members, constituents, and allies.


Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Bturma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet.

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