What we're about

A multi-ethnic gathering drop-in support group for gay, bi, trans, queer and pan men 40 and over. A place for us to share our own stories and to connect with others. This is NOT a therapy group.

Every 1st and 3rd Monday at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 7pm-8:30pm (8:30-9:00 is optional mingle time). We encourage everyone to arrive by 7pm as we start the circle on time.

For more information, please contact Joe Hawkins at: joe.hawkins@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org.

Location: Oakland LGBTQ Center's Cafe

DISCLAIMER: Affinity groups at the center reserve the right to prioritize the needs of the group that they and we have identified as underserved. It stands to reason that someone might mistakenly walk into an affinity space they do not identify with - without knowledge of the affinity affiliation. The Center cannot possibly prevent any occurrence of this unfortunate instance happening - even with great promotion - we cannot control the possibility of the occasional word of mouth misperception. We therefore have agreed as a community to respect the boundaries set by these affinity collective care circles and ask that anyone finding themselves in an instance of mistakenly entering an affinity circle that they do not identify with to please exit without taxing the collective or its facilitators to be traumatized by having to explain or defend the right to healthy boundaries set by the group.

Upcoming events (5)

(Virtual) Life after 40 - A Men's Discussion Group (Zoom)

ZOOM IN AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. A multi-ethnic Zoom (for now) support group for gay, bisexual and trans masculine men 40 and over. A place for men to share their own stories and to connect with others. This is not a therapy group. Every 1st and 3rd Monday, Zoom event, hosted by Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 7pm-8:30pm. Click in 5 minutes before as we like to get started by 7:00-7:10pm. Rick Bowles, Facilitator ***For more information, please contact Joe Hawkins at: [masked] or Rick Bowles at: [masked] ***Location: Zoom DISCLAIMER: Affinity groups at the center reserve the right to prioritize the needs of the group that they and we have identified as underserved. It stands to reason that someone might mistakenly walk into an affinity space they do not identify with - without knowledge of the affinity affiliation. The Center cannot possibly prevent any occurrence of this unfortunate instance happening - even with great promotion - we cannot control the possibility of the occasional word of mouth misperception. We therefore have agreed as a community to respect the boundaries set by these affinity collective care circles and ask that anyone finding themselves in an instance of mistakenly entering an affinity circle that they do not identify with to please exit without taxing the collective or its facilitators to be traumatized by having to explain or defend the right to hush healthy boundaries set by the group.

(Virtual) Life after 40 - A Men's Discussion Group (Zoom)

ZOOM IN AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. A multi-ethnic Zoom (for now) support group for gay, bisexual and trans masculine men 40 and over. A place for men to share their own stories and to connect with others. This is not a therapy group.

Every 1st and 3rd Monday, Zoom event, hosted by Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 7pm-8:30pm. Click in 5 minutes before as we like to get started by 7:00-7:10pm.

Don and Rick

(Virtual) Life after 40 - A Men's Discussion Group (Zoom)

ZOOM IN AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. A multi-ethnic Zoom (for now) support group for gay, bisexual and trans masculine men 40 and over. A place for men to share their own stories and to connect with others. This is not a therapy group. Every 1st and 3rd Monday, Zoom event, hosted by Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 7pm-8:30pm. Click in 5 minutes before as we like to get started by 7:00-7:10pm. Rick Bowles, Facilitator ***For more information, please contact Joe Hawkins at: [masked] or Rick Bowles at: [masked] ***Location: Zoom DISCLAIMER: Affinity groups at the center reserve the right to prioritize the needs of the group that they and we have identified as underserved. It stands to reason that someone might mistakenly walk into an affinity space they do not identify with - without knowledge of the affinity affiliation. The Center cannot possibly prevent any occurrence of this unfortunate instance happening - even with great promotion - we cannot control the possibility of the occasional word of mouth misperception. We therefore have agreed as a community to respect the boundaries set by these affinity collective care circles and ask that anyone finding themselves in an instance of mistakenly entering an affinity circle that they do not identify with to please exit without taxing the collective or its facilitators to be traumatized by having to explain or defend the right to hush healthy boundaries set by the group.

(Virtual) Life after 40 - A Men's Discussion Group (Zoom)

ZOOM IN AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. A multi-ethnic Zoom (for now) support group for gay, bisexual and trans masculine men 40 and over. A place for men to share their own stories and to connect with others. This is not a therapy group.

Every 1st and 3rd Monday, Zoom event, hosted by Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 7pm-8:30pm. Click in 5 minutes before as we like to get started by 7:00-7:10pm.

Don and Rick

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(Virtual) Life after 40 - A Men's Discussion Group (Zoom)

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