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Mission
 
Social Justice Values Statement

We recognize the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, nationality, immigration status and all social systems. We work to build and bridge communities that welcome and affirm people to be their whole selves, honoring their multiple identities and life experiences. We work to fight systems of oppression that marginalize individuals and communities based on social identities.
We are committed to
 
  • Accountability: holding ourselves and others accountable for working against all forms of oppression.
 
  • Accessibility: creating environments that are accessible to all identities with a focus on those most marginalized and oppressed in our communities.
 
  • Intersectionality: centering our work on the impact and experiences of multiple oppressed identities.
 
  • Empowerment: empowering self and others through sustainable practices and collective liberation.
 
  • Transparency: being open and inclusive in our work and removing barriers to information access.

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 allies 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.