Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
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.
Spanish conversation club San Jose
San Jose, CA
We are a group of native Spanish speakers who love sharing and teach Spanish. We have more than 18 years of experience and pedagogical training as teachers and tutors. We created this Spanish club to connect by video call (zoom) with beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish students.
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.
Group classes will be guided by live native Spanish teachers; each session lasts 1 hour and a half. We do that every week and we vary the schedule so you can choose the best option.
See you soon
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****
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!
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!
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, CA
This Meet-up group was previously know as Gay Asian Men (GAM) and Admirers.
Same group - different name.
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay is a group where gay Asian men and their admirers meet up to socialize in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are part of the International Friendship Alliance (IFA), made up of Asians and Friends and like-minded groups around the world.
Singles and couples are both welcome.
Members are also encouraged to join our Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay Facebook group.
Members should live in, or frequently visit, the San Francisco Bay Area.
Note - To join this group, please provide a clear face profile photo and your real name (at least your full first name - not just an initial). For safety reasons, we need to recognize you when you show up in person when the group meets at our members' private homes. Thank you for your understanding. For after all, we all want to meet real people.
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
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.
Learn Chinese Language and Culture Meetup Group
San Jose, CA
This group is for adults and professionals who are interested in learning the Chinese language effectively. We will schedule meetings periodically with classes for various levels of difficulties. We will have native-speaking instructors conducting live sessions and will use AI-assisted learning material. The link to the online material will be provided before the meeting, so you can preview the content. You will be able to continue using the content after the class.
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.
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
Livermore International Friends
This group is for anyone who enjoys to wine and dine! I plan a dinner event every Thursday evening at a local restaurant (Livermore, Dublin or Pleasanton). It feels up fast because I try to keep the event to a maximum of 12 people. I called it "International" because I love diversity and would like to welcome members from all over the world for enjoyable discussions about traveling and other fun topics.
Pacific Center Groups and Events
Pacific Center hosts over 20 different community-driven peer support groups for LGBTQIA+ folks. Groups are ongoing, and cover a range of topics and issues important to our communities. These groups provide connection, support, information, and enjoyment.
While our facility is currently closed, our peer groups and programs are thriving online! Please view our Events calendar for information on how to access groups online, time, and dates.
Suggested donation for peer group attendees is $5 to $20 per group meeting. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
For more information about Pacific Center, please visit our website.
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!
QUEER FEAR! AN LGBTQ+ HORROR MOVIE DISCUSSION GROUP
San Francisco, CA
Join our online community EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM (California time) as we discuss horror films that engage with LGBTQ+ themes, characters, and styles. We choose movies from various eras, cultures and sub-genres to examine and describe all the different ways queerness exists in the wide world of horror cinema. Anyone and everyone from anywhere is invited to participate. This is a discussion group, but you're welcome to just come and listen, whether you've seen the film or not.
Ek Dusre Ke (EDK)
San Jose, CA
This is a New beginnings support group for every one who going through New beginnings like widowhood, separation. single parents and singles again.
Single parents with kids of all ages, separated singles & divorcees are welcome to join.
We SUPPORT each other, show KINDNESS and RESPECT for each other<br>
This meetup group is for <br>
1) Connections & Conversations, Sharing a laugh. <br>
2) Learning events like Show & Talk. <br>
3) Active event Hike or Yoga or Dance. <br>
Welcome All! <br>
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.
Lesbian Baby Boomers - Santa Cruz / South Bay
Scotts Valley, CA
This group was formed for lesbian women to connect, make new friends and have some fun! There are a number of events and activities we think will be of interest to the group… hiking, live music, live theater, wine tasting, movies, game nights, bonfires, mixers, etc. If you have an idea for an event, let us know and we'll look into putting it on the calendar. We look forward to meeting you!