MISSION STATEMENT
 
  • Promote unity & strength among the Polynesian/Pacific Islanders Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community (LGBT).
  • Provide support and guidance to our youth regarding sexual orientation and how it is viewed within the Polynesian/Pacific Island cultures.​
  • Provide awareness to the LGBT, Polynesian/Pacific Islander, and greater community on issues regarding the challenges LGBT Polynesians/Pacific Islanders' face, and propose potential solutions.
  • Provide education regarding the various Polynesian/Pacific Islanders cultures and the difficulties of assimilation into the United States society without losing their heritage.
  • Provide a positive, life-affirming experience for people affected and infected by HIV.
  • Offer a referral service to Polynesians/Pacific Islanders to help them address problems they face as recent immigrants to the United States.
  • Share our culture with the greater community through traditional songs and dance.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge about the services and programs offered by community organizations.
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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 the Polynesian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
 
Originally, the group identified themselves as GPAC (Gay Polynesians Alliance/California). In February 1999, the name was changed to U.T.O.P.I.A. to better represent the diversity of it's members. 

U.T.O.P.I.A. has been a support organization for LGBT Polynesians and alllies consisting of members from Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji. U.T.O.P.I.A. hopes to strengthen its alliance by recruiting members from all of Polynesia and the South Pacific.