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The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center's MeetUp Group exists to create a nexus for SGV LGBTQ community gatherings, wither they be social, community building, community education or advocacy in nature.

The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizaiton. The mission of the SGV LGBTQ Center is to promote a safe and inclusive San Gabriel Valley for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

To align with our mission, our events are open to everyone, that being said, we will occasionally have gatherings that are targeted to specific segments of our community. These targeted gatherings will have targeted messaging geared for that particular segment of our community.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events,

~The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center Board

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Upcoming events (5+)

LGBTQ Grief and Loss Peer Support Group

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center

The Grief and Loss Peer Support Group helps members of the LGBTQ community that have experienced the loss of a partner, family member or chosen family member When: second and fourth Thursdays 7 - 9 pm | Where: San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center | 2607 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006 (behind the Arcadia Congregational Church).

Connecting with Pride (Youth Group)

4141 Maine Ave

Connecting With Pride is a group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-18. (Younger folks are welcome!) Connecting With Pride meets both every Wednesday at 5pm in Baldwin Park and third Saturdays at 4pm in Arcadia. In Baldwin Park on Wednesdays at 5, Kaiser Permanente Educational Outreach and the SGV LGBTQ Center have teamed up to provide youth members 11-18 homework help, community, snacks and showcasing artwork. Bring your supplies (or use some of ours) and join us on this new venture into Baldwin Park. In Arcadia on third Saturdays at 4, join other youth members 11-18 at the SGV LGBTQ Center for a safe space for peer support and socialization that includes activities and community education, as well as volunteer opportunities. The series on third Saturdays was previously called "Rainbow Connections." -------- Attending Connecting With Pride for the first time can be a really scary thing. After all, this might be your very first ‘gay’ event. You will meet people different from yourself, people who look like all the colors in our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer rainbow. You will also meet people just like you. Everyone is willing to let you be yourself. Everyone will accept you as who you are. Connecting With Pride is a safe place to be who you are whether it means you're questioning or you identify as LGBTQ+. Besides being safe, you are coming to a place where we have fun, where you get to meet people from all over the SGV and where you can make friends. So, just so you know what to expect, here’s what happens:. Once you come in the door, you will be greeted by a member of the Youth Steering Committee. They will go over the rules with you, and ask you to sign a copy of those rules. They will show you where the snacks and restrooms are located. Then they will introduce you to the other attendees. OK, you might be too shy to want to talk to anyone the first time (or the first few times) and that’s OK. You can sit and watch until you are comfortable. No one will make you hang out with anyone else. No one will make you participate in any activity you don’t want to do. No one will make you do anything you don’t want to do. The first hour is the social hour. We hang out, have a soda and a snack. The second hour is the program hour. We have a different program every time. So, come to a Connecting with Pride. You don’t have to be alone. For questions please contact Jessica Amaya - [masked], Sara Acevedo - [masked]

Transgender Peer Support Group

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center

This group meets in the Parlor Room of the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center (Prince Erik Hall). A peer support group intended for Transgender and non-binary individuals. Join us for a sense of community and support on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Film Friday - Drifting Flowers (2008)

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center

Doors open at 6, movie starts at 7. Drifting Flowers -foreign/drama- (2008) Three women in three different time periods navigate the waters of sexual identity in Zero Chou's sensitive portrait of the search for self and love. Starring Serena Fang, Yi-lan Chao, and Yi-Ching Lu (CW: homophobia, transphobia)

Past events (489)

Connecting with Pride (Youth Group)

San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center

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