14 years of A&PI LGBT Pride

Since its inception in 2000, the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center has taken the lead in organizing the Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Celebration that is held during the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride Celebration at the last week of June every year.

Nikki 'Tita Aida' Calma
Nikki "Tita Aida" Calma

Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT Pride thrives by passionately pursuing these objectives:

A&PI LGBT Pride owes its existence to legendary community organizer Nikki "Tita Aida" Calma, who has recently been named as one of the 2014 Trans 100.

For 14 years, she has worked tirelessly to build a home for the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBT community at San Francisco Pride on behalf of the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Her pioneering efforts also include working with other activists, artists, organizers, and educators to positively impact the nation's trans community and provide educational programming and health services to queer A&PI's.

Take a trip down memory lane by exploring our past pride pages: