What we're about

ABOUT US:

This is a multifaceted social club because we're multifaceted. Preferential recruitment is extended to LGBTQ people of any gender, but STR8's may be permitted with a chaperone.¹ Those who are keenly in tune with the humor and cultural milieu of Gay Twitter receive additional consideration. We read voraciously (ask us for great queer YA recommendations),² we love to learn, we're super feminist, we play bar trivia and mostly lose, we hang out at the park and other outdoor locations, we like board games, we like meeting new people. And, we're very nice.

ABOUT YOU:
LGBTQ-identifying or straight but nice about it. Probably a young professional in your 20's in the SF peninsula area. Looking for friends and things to do. Likes good, wholesome fun. Could be convinced to go for a hike maybe.

STRICTLY FORBIDDEN:
- harassment of any kind
- homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, derogatory language, or any other behavior that compromises our ability to create a safe and welcoming space for all members
- MAGA behavior

---------------------
The Fine Print

¹You can come if you're straight, you don't actually need a chaperone. It was just a joke. Also, we won't grill anyone about their sexual orientation or gender identity, so you don't have to disclose anything you don't want to share. Let us know your pronouns though.
²You may be wondering, "If you love to read so much, why are you Book Club Dropouts?" It's because we actually read way too fast for the pacing of a normal book club, plus we like hanging out more regularly than a normal book club does. It's kinda like an Anti-Book Club-Book Club. Something like that. Plus we do other stuff. And we got really tired of trying to pick a cooler name.

Upcoming events (3)

Trivia @ The Patio

The Patio at Rudy's

Come join me for another trivia night at the Patio in downtown Palo Alto. Trivia starts at 7 and goes until 9, and happens to somewhat coincide with great happy hour deals! (I dare you to find a better deal on wings in PA). Happy hour ends at 7, so if interested, make sure to get there early! I’ll be there to reserve seats, RSVP so I know how many to save. See you there! Accessibilty: ✔️Fully ADA accessible ✔️5 minute walk from Palo Alto Caltrain stop ✔️Free street parking and lot across the street ✔️Bike racks nearby ❌Can get kind of loud ❌Gendered restrooms only ❌Seats are normally stools without backs but backed stools/seats can be found! ❌Lots of flashy TVs (no sound from them, has captions on)

Book Club: The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali @ Heritage Park

Our seventh official club read will be The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan! Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do... Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. For our late spring and summer book club meetings we will host outside whenever possible. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, blankets, whatever you want or need! There is no bathroom at the park. If you have any accessibility concerns related to hanging out in a grassy park please message us and we can work out an accommodation. In the event of rain/inclement weather, we will relocate the event to Coupa Cafe on Ramona.

Book Club: Kiss Number 8 @ Heritage Park

Heritage Park

Our eighth official club read will be Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable! In this graphic novel, Amanda can’t figure out what’s so exciting about kissing. It’s just a lot of teeth clanking, germ swapping, closing of eyes so you can’t see that godzilla-sized zit just inches from your own hormonal monstrosity. All of her seven kisses had been horrible in different ways, but nothing compared to the awfulness that followed Kiss Number Eight. An exploration of sexuality, family, and faith, Kiss Number Eight is a coming-of-age tale filled with humor and hope. For our late spring and summer book club meetings we will host outside whenever possible. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, blankets, whatever you want or need! There is no bathroom at the park. If you have any accessibility concerns related to hanging out in a grassy park please message us and we can work out an accommodation. In the event of inclement weather, we will relocate the event to Coupa Cafe on Ramona.

Past events (24)

Queer Sewing Circle

Coupa Café

Photos (18)