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  • Pacific Center for Human Development

    2712 Telegraph Avenue (diagonally across from CVS at Derby Street), Berkeley, CA (map)

    37.860359 -122.266968

  • Middle Men is a supportive and social group open to all who identify as male and are gay, queer, trans, FTM, bi-sexual and questioning between the age of 30 to 50+.

    TOO OLD for the youth group? TOO YOUNG for the seniors’ group?

    AT LAST! A place for ‘the rest of us.’ Join us. In the middle!



    This group meets once a week to talk about issues relevant to our lives.  We start the session with check-ins.  Each man takes two to three minutes to tell us what’s been happening. 

    A facilitator then introduces a topic for discussion.  Sometimes it’s chosen beforehand, sometimes it bubbles up in check-ins.  Then we engage in a dialogue that is moderated by the facilitator.  Sometimes we’ll play an ice-breaker game that helps us to learn about each other, fosters participation or is just for fun.

    The meeting ends with check-outs – one to two minutes per man. We add final thoughts on our discussion, share what we are looking forward to in the upcoming week or our experience of the group.

    During check-ins, check-outs or discussion, each group member contributes at his own comfort level (this is one of our written guidelines).

    Middle Men has four facilitators who take turns leading the meetings.  Each brings a unique perspective and a different leadership style. 

    Some men come to a meeting or two out of curiosity.  For many the group has become a meaningful band of friends.   Come give us a try.  Visit a meeting and see how it feels to you.



    Pacific Center for Human Growth fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

    May 2016

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  • TimF
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  • Robert

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