Community Partners


national queer asian pacific islander alliance

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

NQAPIA Website

Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association

Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (MASALA) is a social group based in Boston, that provides a safe and supportive environment to New England based Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Questioning South Asians (people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet; and from the global South Asian Diaspora).

MASALA Facebook


hispanic black gay coalition

The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Latinx, and POC (People of Color) LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latinx and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.

HBGC Website

Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, Inc.

Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective’s purpose is to address the gross disparities that exist regarding access to community and resources for LBTQ women of color in Boston and surrounding areas.  Concurrently, there are few organizations dedicated to providing services solely to LBTQ women of color.

LOCS Website



Asian american resource workshop 

The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in U.S. society.  We are a member-based organization that  uses arts, education, and activism to build the skills and political analysis of our pan-Asian membership. Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.

AARW Website


national asian pacific american women's forum - bos

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) Boston Chapter is a community of self-identified Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander trans, gnc, and women-identified folks right here in the Greater Boston Area that is connected to both national movements and local grassroots work.

NAPAWF Boston Facebook


east meets words bookstore 

EMW Community Space, fondly known as EMW Bookstore, is a community-oriented space and resource for peoples from marginalized identities to pursue our creative visions. Through creative and cultural work in arts & technology, EMW’s mission is to affirm, celebrate, and work in solidarity with marginalized communities to facilitate creativity and education, safety and wellbeing, and capacity-building toward a more liberatory world. We stress the importance of rooting our values of sharing, trust, respect, and mutual support in all EMW Bookstore activities, because we believe that our programs are at the core of our mission and our vision to expand the concept of family to our immediate community and greater society.  EMW Bookstore is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization.

EMW Bookstore Website

if you can feel it, you can speak it

The 'Feel it, Speak it' Open Mic prides itself on being the ONLY monthly open mic DEDICATED to the LGBTQI community of Color and its Allies. We welcome ANYONE to step up to our mic! We offer a non-discriminating, non-pretentious, non-elitist platform for one and all to express themselves!

'Feel it, Speak it' Facebook