Are you an LGBTQ+ asylum seeker from Latin America in search of connecting with others going through a similar experience?

Do you feel isolated and want to build community with other LGBTQ+ immigrants from Latin America? Would you like to experience the freedom of being yourself in a supportive and safe environment? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions then OLAS is for you!

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Our wonderful OLAS community is rich, vibrant, and committed to personal and collective growth. Our Latinx immigrant participants and facilitators bring our cultural heritages, stories of identity, and joy of participating to every OLAS event.

We offer supportive group experiences in the format of one day events, weekend retreats. All events are affordable, no one is turned away for lack of funds. Our activities include various modalities including expressive arts, meditation, nature, and more. All drawn from our tailored-made 5 pillar approach.

We care about multiple issues that our community face such as; fleeing from and enduring homophobic or transphobic violence and discrimination, acculturation, trauma and isolation. 

We feel proud to offer culturally appropriate experiences in Spanish honoring and celebrating our places of origin. 

OLAS serves LGBTQ+ immigrants from Latin America living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley.


​”OLAS is one of the best things that has happened in my life. I have met wonderful people and some of them have become my best friends.” 

“OLAS has helped me to open up about my sexuality and has taught me that I’m a valuable person.”

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