Founded in 1979, QAPA, formerly AMALGM, is the oldest Asian queer organization in the United States. QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage (this is inclusive of A/PIs, A/PI Americans and those who are of mixed A/PI heritage) in the Boston and New England area. We currently have over 200 active members in the New England area, plus many more ex-members spread around the world.

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What's New?

Join us for Pride 2008!

Party people, summer is upon us! There are so many events coming up this summer including the AIDS Walk, Dyke March, Pride Parade -- so many opportunities to come out and make new friends or reconnect with old ones! We are really trying to rally QAPA members together to get involved in the many events that we have planned, especially preparing for and marching in Pride. If you would like to help out and/or march, please come to the Pre-Pride Banner Making Party on June 7.

Feel free to contact us if you'd like to get involved.

Call for Volunteers!

Are you interested in social activism, LGBT issues, and the Asian community? We are seeking volunteers to help organize and speak at conferences and panels on behalf of QAPA. Training will be provided. This is a great opportunity to get involved in your community and help promote QAPA.

Contact us for more information.

Over 300 Members Strong

Our membership level has reached new heights recently, 300 members! Now, that's something to celebrate! Might we also add that more than 50 new members joined us in the last year. Come out and make your presence known!

6:30pm Wednesday, May 14: Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at the MFA

QAPA is proud to co-present Love My Life at the Museum of Fine Arts. An upbeat, indie-rock-infused tale true to the youth culture of Japan. College girls Ichiko and Eri fall madly in love, but while Eri studies law to please her family, Ichiko just wants to be young and in love. When Ichiko decides to come out to her father, stunning family secrets are revealed.

QAPA will be tabling outside of the theater, stop by and say hi to Kristin and Suriya! Go to the MFA website for more information and to buy tickets.

Late night Wednesday, May 14: After-Party for The Godfather of Disco at Machine/Ramrod

Proceeds for the party will benefit MAP for Health. For information on the movie, click here.

June 1: AIDS Walk

Join the fight against AIDS! Anyone who is interested in registering and walking with QAPA, please send an email to qapa@qapa.org

June 7: Pre-Pride Banner Making Party

Have fun with arts and crafts as we make decorations and banners for the Pride parade! Any help will be appreciated, especially those of you who have skills with prop construction, costume making, or crafts in general. This is a great opportunity for newcomers to meet other QAPA members. Food and music will be provided.

June 14: Pride Breakfast

The city of Cambridge will be providing breakfast for Pride marchers. Details to be announced.

June 14: Pride Parade

Sport your rainbow colors and march with QAPA! Let's show our solidarity in numbers this year at the Pride Parade. QAPA regulars always welcome, newcomers especially welcome! More information on how to meet up for the parade, to be announced.