What we're about

Philadelphia Asian and Queer - PAQ

We are a support and social group that provides queer Asians and Pacific Islanders in Philadelphia with a comforting environment to freely discuss and be comfortable with their sexual identity and race. Our discussion forum serves as a safe space, where individuals can freely converse about issues relevant to being LGBTQIA and Asian and help support each other in their common lived experiences. PAQ’s social events provide members with the opportunity to meet others of similar backgrounds and interests while strengthening the voices of the queer Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Main Offical Page: https://www.facebook.com/PAQPhilly/
Please also feel free to request to be added to our mailing list: phillypaq@gmail.com
*Don't forget to mention how you found out our information in the email to ensure an easier process!

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Monthly Support Group

Our monthly support group takes place at William Way Center every 3rd Sunday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm! In an effort to create a safer space for our community, this group is only open to API & AAPI (Asian and Pacific Islanders/Asian American) individuals who are LGBTQ-identified or LGBTQ-friendly.

The conversation of the group is organic with different subjects based on the flow. You will get a chance to meet people and have a great conversation around shared experiences. You can also use the space to share your unique experience with our brothers, sisters, and siblings! Don't know what to talk about? Don't worry, we got you! We also prepare a suggesting topic each month to keep the conversation going, so just bring yourself and have a good time with us!

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Monthly Social Event

Each month PAQ will identify at least one social event that is Asian-culture-focused. The date and time for the social event in the upcoming month will be announced shortly after our monthly support group. The purpose of the social event is to foster a stronger community through different activities and to offer people opportunities to explore different Asian cultures. This social event is open to Everyone who is interested in knowing more about Asian cultures and communities.

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Asian Food Tour

Each month PAQ will also host a dining event at different Asian restaurants. The date and time for the food tour in the upcoming month will be announced shortly after our monthly support group. The purpose of the food tour is to celebrate Asian cuisines and to create a more casual setting for people with different interests. This food tour is open to Everyone who is interested in knowing more Asian cultures and communities. RSVP required.

Upcoming events (4)

Living: The Untold Stories of AAPI Affected by HIA & AIDS

Mazzoni Center’s Trip Project is hosting an event on May 10, 2019 at Mazzoni Center (1348 Bainbridge Street) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The event is to bring awareness about HIV/AIDS within the Asian and Pacific Islander(API) community through having community speakers to come to share their experiences, medical professionals to talk about HIV/AIDS, Prep, and nPEP in detail, community group conversations on how we can talk about this topic more within our community, and there will also be performances as well. Catering will be provided from Han Dynasty! PAQ do not have a social for April, but we are inviting all PAQer to support the event organized by one of our PAQ members. It's a great opportunity to meet other API/AAPI folks. No RSVP required and free food. Main event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2218520148409121/

PAQ Monthly Support Group

William Way LGBT Community Center

Please join us at our monthly support group from 3:00-4:30 PM at William Way Center! In an effort to create a safer space for our community, this group is only open to API & AAPI (Asian and Pacific Islanders/Asian American) individuals who are LGBTQ-identified or LGBTQ-friendly. The conversation of the group is organic with different subjects based on the flow. You will get a chance to meet people and have a great conversation around shared experiences. You can also use the space to share your unique experience with our brothers, sisters, and siblings! Don't know what to talk about? Don't worry, we got you! We also prepare a suggesting topic to keep the conversation going (please see below information), so just bring yourself and have a good time with us! ---Suggesting Topic---Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Philadelphia has many different Asian heritage groups such as Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Pilipino, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and many others. How cool it is that you can find many authentic foods from different countries in Philly easily. Not just the food, there are also many celebrations and events hosting by different Asian/Asian American organizations. May is designated to be the month to celebrate our cultural, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Let’s be proud and share about our family heritage!

Asian Food Tour - Monthly event

1122 Washington Ave

Join your fellow PAQers for this month's Asian Food tour! This month we'll be touring Pho 75. All are welcomed (this group is open to whoever is interested in knowing and supporting AIP & AAPI-LGBTQ community)! Please RSVP by 5/24/19. Food is an important aspect of Asian culture and food always brings everyone together. Each month, PAQ will select one Asian restaurant in Philadelphia and host our monthly Asian food tour. Contact person: Noel Email: [masked] mobile:[masked] *Let him know that you found out this event from meet-up! *estimated cost $10-12 (with tips) http://phoseventyfive.com/

PAQ Monthly Support Group

William Way LGBT Community Center

Please join us at our monthly support group from 3:00-4:30 PM at William Way Center! In an effort to create a safer space for our community, this group is only open to API & AAPI (Asian and Pacific Islanders/Asian American) individuals who are LGBTQ-identified or LGBTQ-friendly. The conversation of the group is organic with different subjects based on the flow. You will get a chance to meet people and have a great conversation around shared experiences. You can also use the space to share your unique experience with our brothers, sisters, and siblings! Don't know what to talk about? Don't worry, we got you! We also prepare a suggesting topic to keep the conversation going (please see below information), so just bring yourself and have a good time with us! ---Suggesting Topic--- Brown, Yellow, and Pride Are you ready for the biggest month for the LGBTQ community? Save the date for the 9th this month. It’s our Philly Pride parade. It’s not as crazy as the one in NYC, but it’s definitely diverse and fun! Have you ever noticed the rainbow flag PAQ used on our website? Pride is all about inclusivity and so is PAQ! We love our brothers, sisters, and siblings. We hope to see you all during the pride weekend. But if you missed the parade for any reason, you won’t want to miss the PAQ meeting this month. We are going to proudly take up space and share some most interesting pride stories. Fun guaranteed!

Past events (4)

PAQ Monthly Support Group

William Way LGBT Community Center

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