To our AAPI family — you are loved. Be strong and know that there are people and organizations fighting tooth and nail every single day to protect your rights and support your safety. The It Gets Better Project will be by your side as we continue to fight for a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.

Below is a list of resources serving AAPI queer communities throughout the United States. Please reach out to these organizations and use their services if you’re in need. You are not alone. Thank you to the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) for helping us to collect some of these resources.

If any of the information we’ve provided below is incorrect, or if there are organizations that we have failed to include, particularly on a state level, please notify our staff at To search for organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth in general, please visit

Making sure you’re surrounded and supported by community is also vitally important to your well-being. Take some time to explore our playlist of empowering It Gets Better stories from the global LGBTQ+ AAPI community. You are not alone!


Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)- 

An organization working on behalf of medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities.

Asian Pride Project- 

An online space for family and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian & Pacific Islander (API) people. It is a place to share our stories and experiences with each other, in the languages of our communities, in video, sound, pictures, and words. 

Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans from HRC 

LGBTQ resource guide helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with the coming out process.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance- 

An organization helping to develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations and challenge homophobia and racism.

Prism Foundation (Formerly known as GAPA: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance) 

An organization providing funds and leveraging resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community.


A youth organization supporting Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers.

Visibility Project –

We seek to document the personal experiences of the Queer Asian Pacific American women and transgender community by interweaving visual art, personal narratives, and social justice onto an accessible online platform.


API Equality Los Angeles 

An organization working to create an inclusive, equitable and just society where all API LGBTQ people can thrive through community care, community building, and wellness.

API Equality Northern California –

An organization working to create and transform community leaders to build a vibrant community ecosystem working towards transgender, non-binary and queer API power.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles-

Advancing Justice-LA is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)-

APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for vulnerable communities experiencing behavioral health challenges, housing insecurity, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. 

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community  –

Based in Bay Area, “APIQWTC seeks to build an infrastructure to bring local API queer groups together to socialize, organize, politicize, and promote pride and visibility of API queer women and transgender people in the queer API communities, here and abroad.”


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.

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.