Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
Spanish conversation club 🏆 San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
We are a group of native Spanish speakers who love sharing and teach our native language. We have more than 18 years of experience and pedagogical training as teachers and tutors.
Let's get together to improve your Spanish conversation and grammar skills by socializing and exchanging experiences while you learn. Every time we meet, we will talk about different topics, correct mistakes , practice and improve the languages. Members are admitted at any level.
In every lesson there’s a native certificated language teacher who prepares and guides the lesson. Each session lasts 1 hour and a half. The classes are divided into three levels (basic, intermediate, advanced) and take place every week in different schedules.
Here you have a video how our lessons are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s2RC-wReUo
We also offer private lessons which is the best and fastest way to achieve your specific goals, we adjust to your schedule (morning, evenings, weekends), you decide time and days that you would like to take them.
Nos vemos pronto
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, Gary, and Eric
***We are in no way affiliated with "Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome" and vice versa****
LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50
*REQUEST ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING IN PERSON EVENTS DURING PANDEMIC TO BE FULLY VACCINATED OR WEAR A MASK, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL*
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 anywhere in the Bay Area (east, south, north, SF) who want more options to do FUN, interesting, artistic, athletic, intellectual, culinary, outdoor, indoor activities. The goal is to post a wide variety of interests/locations around the Bay.
***RECENT/CLEAR PHOTO OF YOU/YOUR FACE (forward) REQUIRED (without sunglasses, mask, or hat shade) to help identify you at events and avoid voyeurs. If you have a security issue, write us.
***ALL PROFILE APPLICATION QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED.
***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.
Santa Cruz Day Hiking LGBTQ+ Friendly
Santa Cruz, CA
To get a group of friends who want to regularly hike together at least once a week if not more. There seems to be plenty of groups in the East Bay or San Jose area, but none around Santa Cruz.
This group is for anyone who wants to do day hikes around Santa Cruz County.
Also hopefully we will make a nice friends circle of people in Santa Cruz County.
LOL Lively Older Lesbians
Lesbians 60+ and their lesbian friends gather for social, cultural, adventure activities. No more mountain climbing or backward skateboarding, this group will have an easy going approach to enrich body, mind and soul. Walks, movies, day trips, museums, social get togethers, garden tours and anything that strikes our fancy. Based in East Bay but will explore all areas.
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.
Palo Alto, CA
Bienvenue au village Gaulois!
Dans une ambiance détendue notre communauté propose aux amoureux de la culture française de se rencontrer autour d'activités variées, telles que bars, dîners, randonnées, brunchs, pique-niques, barbecues, et visites culturelles.
Notre groupe est fait pour vous si vous voulez discuter en français et faire de nouvelles rencontres!
La plupart des événements ont lieu en soirée ou le week-end, dans le sud de la Baie.
Rejoignez également notre page Facebook pour être tenu au courant de nos événements.
Notre communauté compte des Gaulois des quatre coins du monde: francais, mexicains, americains, taiwanais, russes, suisses, chinois, et bien d'autres pays!
Notre communauté est ouverte a tous les francophones. Nous avons simplement 2 regles: parler en francais (pas d'anglais a nos evenements) et respecter les autres.
Pierre, Stéphanie, Philip
Fence Sitters Lounge (SF/E Bay Bi/Pansexual People)
San Francisco, CA
This is a social group for bi/pan sexual folks. It’s a lovely place with wonderful people. We have fun and we don’t gatekeep.
Trans folks and all genders emphatically welcome. This is a trans inclusive and antiracist space.
We are in the process of transitioning back to face to face in person meetups. It's very exciting!
This is a super warm group of people who are welcoming to new folks.
Our Monday night happy hours are lovely, and an easy way to ease into meeting folks in the group.
If you don't have a photograph of yourself as your icon, please drop Bex a line with an introduction so she knows you're a real person. We've had problems with trolls in the past.
Do you feel like this group might be for you? Then it probably is. We don't do gatekeeping in this group but we do have a CoC
You are queer enough to be here. You belong.
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
Rainbow Sierrans - A Queer Outdoor Group
Rainbow Sierrans is your LGBTQ hiking group! We are a part of the Sierra Club and we like having fun outdoors while promoting conservation and community. Rainbow Sierrans’ outings and events run the gamut from easy urban strolls to vigorous peak hikes; relaxed car camping to demanding wilderness backpacks; and naturalist-led walks to hands-on restoration and trail maintenance projects. Everyone is welcome on our outings. Rainbow Sierrans is an activities section of the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. We encourage you to become an official member of Rainbow Sierrans by going to www.rainbowsierrans.org. Membership gives you access to a whole range of members-only activities, such as holiday dance parties, picnics, kayaking, and camping trips. Besides, your membership supports this wonderful organization!
Stanford Russian American Dialogue Meetup
We are a group of Russian language enthusiasts. We meet for language exchange and conversational practice. All levels of Russian from beginner to native speaker are welcome to join in our events. We hope to be a resource as well as a community centered around sharing Russian language and culture in Stanford area.
Despite the significant and legitimate disagreements complicating US-Russian relations, there are areas of clear US-Russian mutual interest that could help improve relations. A sustained and broad-based dialogue on constructive common-interest cooperation between the United States and Russia may help to strengthen commitment to, and vest both sides in, a more stable and constructive bilateral relationship. While our governments may not always agree, pursuing cooperation in areas of clear interest alignment benefits both our two countries and brings greater stability to the global community. Добро пожаловать! Welcome!
Our website page link: http://vendrovmedia.com/
Our Facebook group link: Russian-American Relations | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/608005619252170)
Our Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/VendrovConsulting
Linkedin profile link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/svendrov/
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 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!
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.
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!
Desi Singles in Bay Area
Welcome to JaiHo - Home of Desi singles. This group is for everybody who is ethnically Indian All others are welcome to join and lives in Bay Area California And this group is for SINGLES only (all ages). Make new friends, expand your friend's circle, find a date, and more!
The Turtles - Backpacking for Women
This group is for women only and this includes CIS, Trans and non-binary Women. Turtles are about slowing down and enjoying the sights along the way. Our trips will generally be easy to moderate and usually under 8 miles per day.
All levels of experience welcome. The basics of backpacking require that you carry your own sources of food and shelter with you into (and out of) the wilderness. If you are new to backpacking, our group is a great place to ask for advice on gear and find out what other women like to have in their packs.
You should also familiarize yourself with the 7 LEAVE NO TRACE principles (https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/) and follow them. Your trip host and the group organizers are happy to answer any questions you may have!
Finally, if you are interested in leading a trip, please message Chris, Sylvia, or talk to a trip host when you’re out on the trail together. We are excited to grow and nurture this amazing community of women backpackers.
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 so do not be intimidated. We also have native German Speakers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. 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 :)
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? The Deutsche Welle livestream is available on https://www.youtube.com/c/dwnews
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.
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!
SpanFran: French/Spanish Language Exchange
San Francisco, CA
Practicing is the best way to learn a language. Join us for free, weekly language exchanges. All levels welcome.
Events will be held over Zoom and in-person. Please check the event page to verify.
We will either focus on French or Spanish. Please check the event page to verify which language we are speaking. You'll have conversations with native speakers and other language learners. It's a social event where you can meet new people and discover other cultures.
If the connection fails, please rejoin and I'll readmit you. We also accept tips to cover a few hundred dollars in annual expenses that the group incurs for Zoom and Meetup.
Come to practice English, French, and/or Spanish. It's not necessary to speak all three languages or be interested in learning all three. The host will give you name tags to write your name and which language(s) you speak and want to practice.
Bi+ South Bay
San Jose, CA
Bi+ people of the world (or at least Silicon Valley) unite! Looking for a space where you can be yourself and not be judged? Looking to meet other bi+ people to discuss issues unique to us? Wanna make some new friends? Need some support while coming out? Hoping to build a bigger and better bi+ community? Formerly known as Bisexuals and Friends, we are a group for bi+ people: anyone who is bisexual, pansexual, biromantic, panromantic, omnisexual, queer, or anything else under the bi+ umbrella. We also welcome friends, allies, and anyone who is questioning.
We run a support and discussion group that meets virtually (previously at the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7:00 to 8:30pm. We also organize social events in the South Bay.
We also have a Discord server: https://discord.gg/HzDW7Acezh
Rules for our group:
1. You must be at least 18 years old.
2. This is not a hookup group. If you are interested in hooking up with someone in the group, that is between you and them. Anyone only looking for hookups will be banned.
3. This group does not tolerate racism, ableism, transmisia, and other forms of discrimination, and will prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort.