Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
Book Club Dropouts
Palo Alto, CA
ABOUT US: <br>This is a multifaceted social club. Preferential recruitment is extended to LGBTQ people of any gender, but STR8's may be permitted with a chaperone.¹ Those who are keenly in tune with the humor and cultural milieu of Gay Twitter receive additional consideration. We read voraciously (ask us for great queer YA recommendations),² we love to learn, we play bar trivia and mostly lose, we hang out at the park and other outdoor locations, we like board games, we like meeting new people. And, we're very nice.
ABOUT YOU: <br>LGBTQ-identifying or straight but nice about it. Probably (but not necessarily) in your 20's in the SF peninsula area. Looking for friends and things to do. Likes good, wholesome fun. Could be convinced to go for a hike maybe.
STRICTLY FORBIDDEN: <br>- harassment of any kind <br>- homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, derogatory language, or any other behavior that compromises our ability to create a safe and welcoming space for all members <br>
--------------------- <br>The Fine Print
¹You can come if you're straight, you don't actually need a chaperone. It was just a joke. Also, we won't grill anyone about their sexual orientation or gender identity, so you don't have to disclose anything you don't want to share. Let us know your pronouns though. <br>²You may be wondering, "If you love to read so much, why are you Book Club Dropouts?" It's because we actually read way too fast for the pacing of a normal book club, plus we like hanging out more regularly than a normal book club does. It's kinda like an Anti-Book Club-Book Club. Something like that. Plus we do other stuff. And we got really tired of trying to pick a cooler name.
San Francisco, CA
Looking to meet queer womxn in the Bay Area? Look no further! We are a group of queer womxn (trans-womxn, non-binary inclusive) seeking to foster connections with others in the Bay Area.** Our primary goals will be to support queer/BIPOC/womxn owned businesses and events throughout the area while fostering connections with other queer womxn leaning folx.
(**currently we are not a group focused on connecting queer folx who identify as men, there are plenty of active meet-ups who do though!)
We are going to be hosting a variety of events including bar socials, hiking, dancing, live music, roller skating, karaoke, picnics, potlucks, crafting parties, game nights and so much more! Please post events or businesses you would like to see us support! Hope to meet you soon!!
*** please make sure you have a current profile photo of your own face (not your animal's) and your real name before requesting to join or you will be denied.
Kick Ass Group for Gay Men
San Francisco, CA
KickAss is a social group for gay men that seeks to provide a fun and diverse array of social activities open to all. We provide opportunities for gay men to interact that aim to go beyond the traditional stereotypes of what being ‘gay’ and ‘social’ mean.
Our diverse agenda strives to provide something for everyone. A hike, a movie or a dinner, whatever the activity, we seek for our members to enjoy themselves along a group of similarly minded men and friends.
True to our values, our goal is to share our special group with gay men throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
We are KickAss and so are you!
We are a community of gay men that choose to engage with one another as both members and as well as friends. Despite our individual differences, we are one group that provides opportunity for participation for all.
We seek to provide an environment for learning, growth as well as personal enjoyment. We aim for an agenda of wide varying activities that will spark interest and curiosity for all our members. Intellectual, physical and social exploration is key to our mission.
We accept and welcome members from all backgrounds. Our goal is to bring together individuals who seek each other’s company with the highest levels of respect and tolerance for one another.
Robert, Ryan, Luis and Will
***We are in no way affiliated with "Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome" and vice versa****
The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network for Gay, Bi & Trans Men
San Francisco, CA
We are a diverse and multicultural social & wellness support network for Men who have sex with Men, Gay/Bisexual/Trans men (FTM), HIV-negative and HIV-positive, 50 years and older in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This group is focused on:
• Developing a plan for health and wellness
• Building friendship and social connection
• Personal 'share and support' groups
• Contributing to our community with volunteer projects that 'make a difference'
• Helping our brothers who need a helping hand
We meet weekly in San Francisco. Participation in this Meetup is subject to the 50-Plus Meetup Guidelines posted in the Files section of this Meetup : http://www.meetup.com/50-Plus-Network-Gay-Bi-Trans-Men-over-50-in-San-Francisco/files.
The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network is a program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Visit our website at http://www.50sfnetwork.org
Visit our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/50plusnetwork .
Email us for more information, to register or to RSVP for events at 50PlusNetwork@sfaf.org.
Silicon Valley Polyglots and Language Lovers
Palo Alto, CA
This group is for all who love to speak or learn foreign languages. There is a similar meetup group in San Diego which I was active in, which has been around since 2015 and often draws 30-40 attendees in their events, and I'm hoping to get a similar group going here.
Events will include coffee, lunch/dinner or other gatherings where we can do language exchanges or just chat about anything we like. We'll try to post suggested topics ahead of events, so that you can look up words and sentence structures ahead of time and use them during the meet-up in your target languages. But you're free to talk about anything you like, in English if you want (though the use of other languages is encouraged.)
Check out the message board for various topics such as language learning resources!
LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50
*REQUEST ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING IN-PERSON EVENTS DURING PANDEMIC TO BE FULLY VACCINATED, OR WEAR A MASK (as appropriate to activities) FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL*
Please read our description below carefully before applying and apply only if you are a 50+ Lesbian in the more immediate Bay Area and have a recent/recognizable photo of your full face (no sunglasses) uploaded in your main MU acct. It will accompany your application. This is for security of all and recognizability at events. THANKS!
What do YOU Love to do? This is a MEMBER DRIVEN Meetup...our events/activities come from YOU and ALL are welcome to post/host well organized outings.
We are a community of Lesbians over 50 (sorry, no exceptions) who live in the Bay Area (east, south, north, SF) who want more options to do FUN, interesting, artistic, athletic, intellectual, culinary, outdoor, and indoor activities. The goal is to post a wide variety of interests/locations around the Bay.
***RECENT/CLEAR FORWARD FACING PHOTO OF YOU/YOUR FACE REQUIRED (without sunglasses, mask, hat shade, etc) for security of all and to help identify you at events and avoid voyeurs online. If you have a security issue, write us.
***ALL PROFILE APPLICATION QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED SPECIFICALLY & FULLY.
***CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE AN EVENT. If you NO SHOW consistently, you will be removed from the group.
***HAVE YOUR SETTINGS TURNED ON TO RECEIVE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS AND MESSAGES FROM ORGANIZERS AND EVENT HOSTS. Otherwise, events and important event comments tend to be missed.
***DURING PANDEMIC, IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, MUST WEAR A MASK
**DISCLAIMER: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers, not professional guides. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests agree to hold no one liable in the event of injury or mishap. Hiking, other outdoor activities, and travel to/from events are not risk-free. You are solely responsible for your preparedness and well-being.
Sacramento Lesbian Professionals Social Group
SLPSG is geared towards female identified and AFAB people in the LBTQ community. This is an inclusive group.
We host a variety of social events including mixers, dinners, bookclub, and other fun times!
We hope that this allows for human connections, and professional networking.
A profile picture and answers to the questions are required for membership approval
Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them
San Francisco, CA
We welcome all bisexual women, bi-curious women and all women who love bi women from anywhere in the nation or world. Please join us once a month for this online support group. As everyone starts to get outside we want to be a safe haven for anyone who is still at home during the pandemic. We require that you sign up with your current face photo so we can verify you are a woman. Please have your video on when entering an online meeting or you will be removed from the zoom meeting. We want to build trust and real friendship throughout time and sharing in mutual reciprocation when it comes to photo and video is a way to get closer to one another. There will be some collaboration with other queer groups throughout the world so we hope that you find this support group connective and expansive for our community. Please spread the word about this new meetup group!
April 1, 2021 Update:
Any member who has not been active for over 4 months will be removed. If you are interested in getting together in person once the pandemic is over then you can stay an active member of this group by checking this meetup page every few weeks. Meetup.com will update you as an active member each time you click around on this meetup page (even if you cannot make it to the online meeting). If you are removed please re-submit to re-join the group. You must have a photo (further away with body and face or wearing sunglasses facing the camera are okay if you aren't out ) to retain membership. Thank you everyone!
【SF】Japanese - English language exchange at Online
San Francisco, CA
Hello, my name is Ryu😊 I am Japanese🇯🇵 I can speak a little English
My favorite food is Udon. (Japanese noodle)
This group aims to create online opportunities for "language exchange" in which "Japanese learners who can speak English" and "English learners who can speak Japanese" practice and teach each other's learning languages.
We are also considering holding it at the same time as Japan and other countries.
I don’t know if it’s correct ( because I can speak only a little English ) but I think that talking with someone is the best way to learn a language. In addition, I believe that we can discover new wisdom and values through the opportunity to talk with people from different cultures.
Nowadays, it is not easy for us to go abroad.
But online, wherever we are, we can create opportunities for "language exchange" with each other.
I am happy that various exchanges will be born from here to all over the world.
I also want to create an opportunity where "global friends become more normal".
Let’s join and have fun👍.
Free Chinese language exchange meet-up
Mountain View, CA
You are learning Chinese and believe real casual interaction is the best way to go? You lived in China and fear to lose your level now that you are in the USA? You are Chinese and want to help laowai perfect their tones and maybe learn some English, French, Spanish... From Chinese 'tong' expert to curious everyone is welcome to meet-up for a milk tea and chat in mandarin!
For the Saturday meetup, it will be easier to follow if you have at least a few hundred words of Mandarin.
For the Sunday meetup, absolute newbies will feel right at home.
Here is a dropbox of some Chinese learning materials.
Hope you enjoy it and shoot me an email if you want me to add something (carole.waihai[at]gmail[dot]com)
Les Frenchies de San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Salut! Ceci est un groupe composé de francophones qui vivent dans la baie de San Francisco. Les événements se déroulent uniquement en français, mais ce n'est pas exigé de parler couramment pour y participer. Cependant, nous ne pouvons pas accommoder des personnes qui ne peuvent pas tenir une conversation en français.
Nos événements sont joviales et inclusifs. D'habitude, nous organisons des soupers et des 5 à 7 durant la semaine. Si vous voulez proposer des activités, n'hésitez pas de communiquer avec Robert, l'organisateur du groupe.
SF German Stammtisch
San Francisco, CA
Amiable group who enjoy speaking German and good company! This group is open to anyone who would like to further their German language exposure. Varying levels of proficiency exist among the members. Hope to see you all soon at the next meetup. We are a very friendly group and welcome anyone with an interest in the German language :) If you are a beginner, please make an attempt to converse in German and you will find that others are very helpful.
Please include a profile photo that shows your face, so that people can recognize you at meetups.
Event organizers are needed. If you would like to host an event please write the organizer to discuss it.
Want to listen to news in German? Deutsche Welle is available on https://www.youtube.com/c/dwdeutsch
This is a conversation group and may not be used for marketing or promotional purposes. Unhosted in-person meetups will not be approved either. <br>
Two or more no-shows within a twelve month period will be grounds for a one year ban from the group. For events with limited seating, one no-show will result in removal, as noted in the event announcement. The locales which have hosted us in the past are beginning to re-open. Every no-show impacts their bottom line.
Out and About Lesbians
Active Sacramento Lesbians was established in 2010 and is a safe space for lesbian women to come together and socialize.
This past fall I became the new organizer of Active Sacramento Lesbians. I welcome your contribution for new event ideas. Want to host an event? Let me know!
What activities should you expect? Kayaking, Bike rides, Firepit Socials, Picnics in the Park, Hikes and more!
Look forward to new activities in 2021 as we become Out and About Lesbians!
We are a fun-loving group that seeks to enjoy life! With food, music, dance, dining, and winning. We place our financial dollars in support of our communities.
Somos un grupo divertido queue busca disfrutar de la vida! Con comida, music, baile, cenas y bebidas supermas!
Respect one another and the businesses we visit.
Participation is always at your own risk, this group will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items in any event.
The buddy system is highly recommended even at the event.
Please keep the RSVP up to date and current. Last-minute cancellations discouraged.
Most events will be Dutch unless discussed otherwise & tipping well is encouraged.
Suggestions, co-hosting and collaboration with other meetups are appreciated.
Respetarnos y los negocios que visitamos
Participacion es a tu descreto y tu propio riesgo. El grupo no es responsible por algo perdido o robado en cualquier evento.
Se recomienda el sistema "buddy" que significa no andar solo en los eventos
Por favor de responder a los eventos,confirmarlos, y mantenerlos actualisados. Cancelaciones al ultimo moment no son recomendables
Durante el evento see recomienda pagar su propia cuenta o organisar pago antemano antes de ordenar.
Sugerencias, co-anfritrion y colaboraciones con otros grupos son siempre bien venidos.
MAS IMPORTANTE - MOST IMPORTANTLY – "QUE LA VIDA ES UNA HERMOSURA, HAY QUE VIVIRLA"
Dykes in the 'Burbs: South Bay Lesbian Meetup
Santa Clara, CA
A group for lesbians/dykes/queer/trans folks seeking local friends and adventures in the South Bay (Santa Clara County/San Jose) area. Hoping to host regular walks and hikes around the south bay, game nights, museum outings, kayaking, escape rooms, local events and other fun. Some activities may range in cost.
If you are interested in serving as a co-organizer in sponsoring and hosting local events, message us!
Please note: Keep it friendly and polite on here. Love and respect to all!
Lesbian-Friendly Hikers Over 50
San Francisco, CA
While this group is primarily intended for lesbians over fifty, it is open to all friendly women-identified hikers regardless of age and sexual orientation. Our goal is to bring open-minded people together to appreciate the amazing outdoor environment that surrounds us in the Bay Area. Our focus is on moderate hikes, both in terms of distance and elevation gain. Most are in the 5-8 mile range, with an occasional 10-miler. We stop for lunch unless otherwise noted. Join us and make new friends while enjoying nature.
Please include a recognizable and recent photo of you in your profile, and review the Hiking Preparation Guide before signing up for a hike (under More > Discussions).
For the safety of hikers and to protect the environment, RSVP’s are limited for each event. Parking is limited at some locations and carpooling is encouraged. A limited number of well-behaved dogs are welcome in parks that allow them; please contact event organizer if you would like to bring your furry friend.
The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers, not professional guides. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests will hold no one liable in case of injury or mishap. Hiking, other outdoor activities, and travel to/from events are not risk-free. You are solely responsible for your preparedness and well-being.
San Francisco French Language and Culture Lovers
San Francisco, CA
You love French language or culture.
Vous parlez français? or You are learning French or just interested in French or French speaking cultures.... Join us! We offer 2 events weekly and 1 big event each month! Every Tuesday : movie in french with english subtitles @7:00pm
Every Thursday : Apero conversation from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
One event (or more) each month : conference, concert,...
San Leandro Gay and Lesbian Happy Hour Meetup
San Leandro, CA
About San Leandro Gay & Lesbian Happy Hour: Our neighborhood monthly happy hour event gives Gay & Lesbian Friends from nearby and all over, a chance to meetup for drinks after a long week - to see old friends and make new ones (and more if you are looking!). <br>
We have an open Happy Hour at a local San Leandro venue each month.
See our Calendar.
Jen & Peter
NorCal Asian American
San Mateo, CA
Welcome to the NorCal Asian American group!
We were originally formed back in 2011 and have now grown to 6700+ members! Our group is for men and women of Asian descent or for those are would like to be exposed to Asian culture.
The concentration of our activities are in Northern California, ranging from Monterey to Sacramento and Tahoe. We have wide range of activities, including dinners (casual to fine dining), adventures (hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking), sports (skiing/snowboarding, tennis, softball, golf, badminton, rock climbing), cultural (musicals, museums, art exhibits, wine tasting), travel (Yosemite, Bryce, Zion, Crater Lake National Parks) and so much more.
We hope you'll join us in our activities and adventures where the possibilities of building long lasting memories with genuinely great folks are endless!
1 on 1 talk Japanese and English Language Exchange - OAK
Ohanasi Kagawa is the language exchange community, where Japanese people who want to practice speaking English and English speakers who want to practice speaking Japanese can take turns to speak English and Japanese.
We usually use Zoom and communicate with each other.
We're looking for Japanese learners who really want to improve their Japanese skills or communicate with Japanese people.
In our events, we use breakout rooms and pair up with two or three people.
We speak only either English or Japanese for certain times and we take turns speaking English and Japanese.
If you're looking for opportunities to speak Japanese, you should join our events!