Queer & Asian SJSU

Queer and Asian at San Jose State University (Q&A SJSU) is a non-profit student organization that welcomes students of all: ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexes, sizes, species, sexual orientations, religions, classes and handicapableness (etc) to the general meetings and events that have interest in Q&A culture and lifestyle.
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The traditional term for homosexuality in China is “the passion of the cut sleeve boys” (断袖之癖), so named from the story of Emperor Ai of Han (27 BCE - 1 BCE) and Dong Xian (23 BCE - 1 BCE). As the story goes, Emperor Ai fell in love with a minor official named Dong Xian. Dong Xian quickly gained the Emperor’s favor. One afternoon as they slept in bed, Emperor Ai woke up. Rather than wake his lover, he cut the sleeves of his robe to let his lover sleep longer. Homosexuality was regarded as a normal affair up until the late Qing dynasty when the government attempted to westernize the country.

Man, fuck the West.

Oh how romantic. 

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Hello Queer and Asian Followers!

Q&A is glad to receive community outreach emails from the community itself to relay to our extended community, so here is one of those emails. 

Greetings Community Members,

I am sending this message on behalf of the LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project, Mental Health America of Northern California. We are currently seeking LGBTQQIA individuals who identify as Asian and/or Pacific-Islander to serve as part of the API LGBTQ Advisory group. Attached in this email is an application for the group that explains what the LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project is, and more specifically, the function of the advisory groups. Application is open to any API LGBTQ constituent that resides in California. Participation in this advisory group means that your input will help the Reducing Disparities Project in developing statewide recommendations that will benefit our community.  

Please note that we are primarily searching for members to participate in the API LGBTQ Advisory Group; however, you are more than welcome to also apply for any other group you may be interested in as well. Keep in mind that other groups may have already reached maximum capacity when applying.

If you have any questions about this project, you are more than welcome to contact me with your concerns. After filling out your application, please send it to the following address: “LGBTQmentalhealth@att.net" as soon as possible. The current deadline is on a rolling basis until a sufficient amount of group members is selected.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

I look forward to collaborating with you in this monumental project.


Justin Louie Lock

Phone: (916)370-0555

Email: Justin.louie.lock@gmail.com

Palo Alto University

  » Masters Student, Clinical Psychology

University of California, Davis

  » Psychology & Human Development B.A.S 

Equality Action Now

  » Professional Intern


UC Davis Asian & Pacific-Islander Queers

  » President (2009-2010)

  » Secretary & Political Chair (2008-2009)

  » General Coordinator (2007-2008)


If you are at all interested in this, the application is linked, there are many descriptions to FAQ in when you click on the link. 

Nameste Q&A~

Q&A brings you this picture because it’s Q&A related. Queer because of the six pride colors, and also Asian because we have to remember our south Asian friends’ Indian culture. The shirt’s description is: “Say it loud and say it proud! We are now Azaad! Written in 6 pride colours, in Hindi, Gujarati, English, Bengali, Tamil and Urdu.” India’s First LGBT Pride store: azaadbazaar is also “straight friendly” and it has a bunch of interesting art contests, activism, and pride accessories and apparel.

On July 2, 2009 in a huge and historical ruling towards an “era of greater freedom for gay men and lesbians in India, New Delhi’s highest court decriminalized homosexuality” (source: NY Times) Homosexuality has been illegal in India since 1861. In urban areas, the acceptance of homosexuality has been slowly coming along. Since the law has been overturned there have been gay pride parades in Indian cities, and several recent Bollywood movies like “Dostana,” have included gay themes and characters often played by Bollywood’s biggest heterosexual stars.

Times are changing! Azaad (स्वतंत्रता) means Free in Hindi roughly, if you know a bit more about what it means please feel free to let Q&A know. But anyways check out some of the merchendise! Go India!