What we're about

Discovery Community, Inc. is an all volunteer group of self-identified queer men. It was founded in 1987 in response to the AIDS crisis, and was later incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of our community is to provide itself with ongoing opportunities for social connection, personal growth, and community development to develop long lasting relationships that support ourselves through various personal and societal changes over time.

We help each other organize a variety of monthly social activities and events to share and enjoy the experience of either personal and/or group interests and talents. We also organize some weekend retreats in non urban areas around the Bay Area to experience the uniqueness of living in our community while we explore and celebrate our life challenges and successes, as we adapt to personal and societal changes over time. Our activities are open to all self-identified queer men who are either familiar or new to Discovery. We support each other by volunteering either to plan an activity or event, actively participate as a leader on our Board of Directors, or simply donate any amount of either time, effort or money, at any time, to sustain the general well being of our Discovery Community over time.

Upcoming events (4+)

Coffee and Friendship LIVE at the Cove

434 Castro St

If you are fully vaccinated then come join us for our monthly informal get-together at The Cove, 434 Castro St. Meet other guys, learn about upcoming Discovery events, and enjoy some scintillating conversations.

Book Discussion & Potluck: The Immoralist, by Andre Gide

Private Residence

With today's headlines and talk shows, it takes a lot to shock a reader--certainly more than was required in 1902, when André Gide's The Immoralist was first published.

Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries out of duty to his father. On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill, and during his recovery he meets a young Arab boy whose radiant health and beauty captivate him. An awakening for him both sexually and morally, Michel discovers a new freedom in seeking to live according to his own desires. But, as he also discovers, freedom can be a burden. A frank defense of homosexuality and a challenge to prevailing ethical concepts, The Immoralist is a literary landmark, marked by Gide's masterful, pure, simple style.

This is a casual gathering of gay men held on the second Sunday of the month: we have fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature while sharing a potluck meal. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food and/or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed.

If you're coming, please add a "comment" on this page saying what you'll be bringing for the potluck so we're less likely to end up with only one type of food. The potluck's not a cooking competition, and store-bought food is fine!

Gather at 6:00 for potluck; discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.

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Note to all Discovery Community members: Want to host an event? Please fill out this google form with all the pertinent info and submit to the event committee, or one of the Meetup organizers. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PirJszAEoQFI-K_8yVtQYYc7uQ8ts6fwZrCOLKJ3Y2Q/edit?usp=sharing

Coffee and Friendship LIVE at the Cove

434 Castro St

If you are fully vaccinated then come join us for our monthly informal get-together at The Cove, 434 Castro St. Meet other guys, learn about upcoming Discovery events, and enjoy some scintillating conversations.

Book Discussion & Potluck: The Prophets, by Robert Jones, Jr.

Private Residence

A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

“The Prophets … is a marvel, as much an extraordinary queer love story as a devastating and inimitable portrayal of the agony endured by slaves in the antebellum South. Jones’ stunning storytelling crafts deep and powerful portraits. Each chapter is its own work of art, delving deep into each character’s heart and mind and creating a rhythmic tapestry of profound love and unbearable pain. The Prophets is a novel, but feels almost like poetry, with every word holding a weight and power that will continue to astound those who lose themselves in its pages.” –Associated Press

Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his B.F.A. in creative writing and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. He has written for numerous publications, including THE NEW YORK TIMES, ESSENCE, and THE PARIS REVIEW. He is the creator and curator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin.

This is a casual gathering of gay men held on the second Sunday of the month: we have fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature while sharing a potluck meal. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food and/or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed.

If you're coming, please add a "comment" on this page saying what you'll be bringing for the potluck so we're less likely to end up with only one type of food. The potluck's not a cooking competition, and store-bought food is fine!

Gather at 6:00 for potluck; discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.

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Note to all Discovery Community members: Want to host an event? Please fill out this google form with all the pertinent info and submit to the event committee, or one of the Meetup organizers. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PirJszAEoQFI-K_8yVtQYYc7uQ8ts6fwZrCOLKJ3Y2Q/edit?usp=sharing

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