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Asians & Friends Cleveland is a non-profit organization serving the Asian and non-Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered communities in Northeastern Ohio.


Our History: Begun in January 1995 with about ten people, today Asians & Friends Cleveland has grown phenomenally with close to 75 active members on the roster representing such nations as Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Our Mission: Asians & Friends Cleveland promotes Asian culture in a positive, supportive, informative, and fun setting while bridging the gap between various cultures. We contribute a vital facet to the educational and cultural life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of Northeast Ohio region.


Working Together: Asians & Friends Cleveland actively collaborates with other groups in our community, state, and across the world. We have worked together with community groups like the AIDS Taskforce, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland, People of All Colors Together (PACT), Insight, Heights Families for Equality, and Cleveland Pride.

As a member of the International Friendship Alliance (IFA), we interact with other similar groups, including our closest sister organizations, Asians & Friends Pittsburgh and Asians & Friends Columbus. We are also affiliated with Long Yang Club International (LYC) with chapters all over the world.


Welcome to ALL: Asians & Friends Cleveland welcomes persons of all nationalities, races, cultures, sexual orientations and genders. If you are interested in discovering more about your Asian identity, or are interested in meeting Asian men and women and experiencing their rich and varied cuisines and cultures, please join us at our regular events.


AFC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.


Asians & Friends Cleveland

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Member of International Friendship Alliance (IFA) and affiliated with Long Yang Club International (LYCI)

To contact us:


P.O. Box 25095

Cleveland, OH 44125-0095

Email: afcleveland@aol.com

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