Empowering the queer and trans Asian identity through culture and community
Founded in April 2018 by UCF alum Rikki Ocampos, OQTAA works in conjunction with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). Through the help and provisions of NQAPIA, Ocampos has been able to develop programming that will benefit her community. OQTAA aims to educate the greater Orlando area on the queer Asian Central Florida community through civic engagement, collaborations, and production of educational resources. As Orlando's premiere LGBTQ Asian organization, OQTAA welcomes all who belong to the community and those who are unsure if they belong. OQTAA exists to bridge the gap between the many intersections of the queer and trans Asian identity.
The Orlando Queer & Trans Asian Association (OQTAA, pronounced ”octa”) is an organization whose purpose is to bring together LGBTQ individuals of Asian descent in the Central Florida area. OQTAA’s vision is to provide a community for queer and trans Asians to celebrate their experiences and intersections, while simultaneously finding resources and affirmation relating to the queer and trans Asian identity. The organization focuses on empowering the queer and trans Asian identity through culture and community.