What we're about

This is the OFFICIAL Meetup of the LGBTQ Center of Orange County. Through this group, we will continue to carry out our mission of advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community and providing services that ensure its well-being and positive identity. We've been doing this since 1971, so it seemed only natural to turn to the internet and Meetup to galvanize the 300,000+ members of our community and our countless allies to provide reasons and a way to come together. Join us for social gatherings, professional networking, educational opportunities, gallery openings, outdoor activities, and activism to create real policy change. There is something for everyone on the spectrum and our allies. We look forward to meeting you!

Note: If you have questions, please call our front desk (714) 953-5428 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm. Messages sent through MeetUp may not be replied to quickly.

Upcoming events (4+)

HIV/STI Testing

The LGBTQ Center OC

By appointment only. NO WALK-INS. For eligible screening and appointment call[masked].
Please bring and wear a mask to your test appointment. You will be required to wear it during the entire testing process.

HIV test will be a finger prick. No Oral option available.

Syphilis test will be a blood draw, conducted by a licensed phlebotomist

Only rectal and vaginal gonorrhea and chlamydia will be tested (self-collected swabs)

NO THROAT Gonorrhea or Chlamydia will be done at this time.

Your body temperature will be taken upon arrival; anyone with a fever of 100.4F/38C WILL NOT be tested.

Please come to your appointment alone. Any friends accompanying you will have to wait in their car.

Hand sanitizer will be available, please use it as you walk into the testing lab.

Please come alone. Any friends accompanying MUST wait in their car.

Only one person and technician are allowed in the testing lab at all times.

55+ Support Group (Ages 55+)

The LGBTQ Center OC

This group is now meeting over Zoom!
The goal of this group is to provide a safe place for LGBTQ people over 55 to express themselves, share feelings, and find support. Resources and social opportunities will be shared as well. (Must register to attend)
To RSVP, please Contact Denise Penn
(714)[masked] ext 306
[masked]

OC Gay-Straight Alliance Leadership Group (Ages 14-18)

Online event

Effective immediately, the LGBTQ Center OC will facilitate the transition for all youth groups and programs to Zoom, a web-based chat platform that is available at no cost to our clients. Visit bit.ly/centerzoom20 to get information on how to access groups and programming via Zoom.
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All Gay Straight Alliance youth leaders and members are invited to join us for our monthly leadership meetings. This group is for high school LGBTQIA and allied youth.
The purpose of the Orange County Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Group is to create a safe and affirming space for Gay Straight Alliance youth leaders to meet and network with others. Our goal is to continue expanding and providing a monthly space for students to meet and be engaged at the community level. It is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the LGBT Center OC, its youth programs, and how we can support your clubs at the advocacy and policy level.

YETA (Youth Empowered to Act) (Ages 14-24)

Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th

YETA is a coalition of LGBTQ youth leaders in Orange County working to create safe, supportive, and nondiscriminatory environments for ALL youth through education, organization and advocacy. YETA is open to new members who are interested in defeating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and in becoming agents of change in their community beyond. Visit bit.ly/centerzoom20 to get information on how to access groups and programming via Zoom.

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