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HISTORY
 
The first gathering in San Francisco of Gay Pacific Islanders was in 1982, a group of young men and women decided to march in the San Francisco Gay pride parade. When the AIDS epidemic broke out in the mid 80’s many LGBTQ Islanders became invisible within the Gay community. It wasn’t until the late 90’s that we came together to form UTOPIA. SF
 
The United Territories Of Pacific Islanders' Alliance (U.T.O.P.I.A) originated in San Francisco, California in March 1998. The organization was formed to provide support to Pacific Islanders LGBTQ Community and Allies.
Originally, the group identified themselves as GPAC (Gay Polynesians Alliance/California). In February 1998, the name was changed to U.T.O.P.I. A
The new name was better suited to represent the diversity of the club. U.T.O.P.I.A has been a support organization for LGBTQ Pacific Islanders and allies consisting of members from Cook Island, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa Tahiti, Tonga, and many other Pacific Nations.    
 
UTOPIA San Francisco has influenced other independent chapters to organize.
Today those organizations are:

UTOPIA Alaska
UTOPIA Eastern Washington, 
UTOPIA Hawaii.
UTOPIA Las Vegas 
 UTOPIA NYC
 UTOPIA Portland 
 UTOPIA San Diego 
 UTOPIA Seattle
 
 
United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliances
Celebrates over 20 years of visibility, advocacy, and education  (1998-2019)

A social  Pacific Islander LGBTQ group that encourages building bridges in many communities.  
 
We are of many colors and embrace many different cultures. 

The goal of our site is to provide information, support, and resources to our members and community.   
 
   
 
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