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Tickets for the 28th Annual GAPA Runway are OUT NOW!

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GAPA Runway Poster



Get ready to uncover all the fabulousness in the universe as the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation’s Runway XXVIII: Intergalactic makes a crash landing onto the newly renovated San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre.

Hosted by Miss GAPA 2012 Jezebel Patel and Mister GAPA 2013 Whitney Queers, this annual beauty pageant kicks into light speed and launches into a galaxy far, far away as a group of other-worldly Candydates battle for this year’s title of Mister and Miss GAPA. There’ll be guest judges, a talent competition and, of course, an opportunity to see these contestants harness the power of the FIERCE to strut their stuff on the runway.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of empowerment as proceeds benefit GAPA Foundation’s Student Scholarship and Community Grants Programs.

Guest Judges: Tita Aida, Khmera Rouge, H.P. Mendoza, Sean Howell, Carol Gillespie, and Robynn Takayama!

The Candydates will be announced soon so stay tuned! To stay current with the latest info, RSVP on Facebook HERE!


The Bow Tie Party: Our 2nd Annual Community Connections Event

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GAPA Foundation Presents

The Bow Tie Party

2nd Annual Community Connections Event


Save the date and join the GAPA Foundation for a joyous evening at the International Hotel, the cultural epicenter of San Francisco’s little known Manilatown and iconic landmark in the local API community.

Keep Saturday, October 18, reserved for us. We’re working on building a fun and festive night that will empower you to support this year’s GAPA Foundation scholarship recipients and grantees. Dress theme is simple – the iconic bow tie – and it’s open to interpretation.

An early thanks to Google for sponsoring this event. If you are interested in joining them as a sponsor, contact


2013 Community Connections

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CC2013PhotoCollageThank you for coming out and making GAPA Foundation’s annual Community Connections event at the Chinese Historical Society a huge success!!!  GAPA Royalty, Khmera Rouge and Sir Whitney Queers were our fabulous emcees. They kept the energy flowing throughout the afternoon and into the early evening.  Daniel Sudar, a rising Asian voice in American Apparel, added some sizzle with hunky models featuring his sensual underwear collection.  Lastly, the Foundation was able to showcase this year’s talented scholarship and deserving community grant winners. Past grantees, Trikone and the Dari Project, also shared their stories about the impact of being able to receive a GAPA Foundation Grant.  Special thanks to our Community Partners, Google and Max Muscle on Polk, who helped underwrite the event, allowing the Foundation to maximize dollars raised from individual donors to directly fund more scholarships and grants.

It was extremely exhilarating to see the outpour of community support and engagement.  A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation. Your funds will allow GAPA Foundation to continue our mission to provide funds and leverage resources to empower the API LGBTQ community. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Looking forward to connecting in 2014!