Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
SF Free Walking Tours (English and Spanish)
San Francisco, CA
Welcome city lovers! This group's purpose is to gather travelers and city enthusiasts that want to learn more about San Francisco to join our free walking tour (in English and Spanish language) that goes through Union Square, Chinatown, and FiDi. We talk about the history of San Francisco, walk through the small alleyways in Chinatown, taste fresh-of-the-oven fortune cookies from the Fortune Cookie Factory, and discover hidden gardens in FiDi.
Anyone that wants to learn more about San Francisco, meet travelers, and have fun should join this group and our tour!
Bienvenidos amantes de la ciudad! El propósito de este grupo es reunir a viajeros y entusiastas de la ciudad que quieran aprender más sobre San Francisco para unirse a nuestro recorrido a pie gratuito (en inglés y español) que pasa por Union Square, Chinatown y FiDi. Hablamos sobre la historia de San Francisco, caminamos por los pequeños callejones de Chinatown, degustamos galletas de la fortuna recién horneadas de Fortune Cookie Factory y descubrimos jardines escondidos en FiDi.
¡Cualquiera que quiera aprender más sobre San Francisco, conocer viajeros y divertirse debe unirse a este grupo y a nuestro recorrido!
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.
LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
SF Lesbians 50+ Getting Together
San Francisco, CA
This group is for women interested in joining open-minded lesbians in a variety of cultural and social activities in San Francisco and the Bay Area. While primarily designed for lesbians over fifty, it is open to all queer women. Our goal is to provide a fun, easy-going, embracing climate to meet and socialize with other women. We are looking forward to shared good times and thoughtful conversations.
Events may include theater, kayaking, movies, dances, dining, dog walks, art making, lectures, protest marches, bike rides, picnics, and anything else of interest to the community.
Disclaimer: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers. 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.
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
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/
【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👍.
Conscious Girlfriend: For Happy, Healthy Lesbian/Queer Love
San Francisco, CA
Conscious Girlfriend: We Help Lesbians & Queer Women Date Wisely and Love Well.
Welcome to our Meetup group! Conscious Girlfriend offers free workshops and teleclasses, many free articles and videos on our website (www.consciousgirlfriend.com) plus a variety of other offerings - including in-depth online classes and live weekend retreats - all focused on helping lesbians and queer women find, create and sustain the happy, healthy love we want and deserve.
Our work is based on neuroscience, psychology, spirituality and other tools of transformation -- and it can help you find the partner of your dreams, and create the relationship you've always wanted.
I'm Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D., and I co-founded Conscious Girlfriend with Michelle Murrain back in 2013. Here's a bit about the professional background that went into that: I have a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and have helped individuals and couples grow and heal since 2003. I also trained in relationship coaching with Gay and Katie Hendricks, authors of Conscious Loving and many other books, and with the Somatica Institute, which offers a pioneering, experiential approach to sexuality and intimacy coaching.
But most importantly, I walk my talk and live Conscious Girlfriend principles every day in my own intimate relationship! I'm very transparent, not a "guru," but a real live person on my own growth path. I came out in 1982 and am completely committed to learning more about love, and loving in healthier and more intimate ways, each and every day -- and to learning what I teach, teaching what I learn, and supporting our community!
If you're a single lesbian or queer woman who's seeking a new relationship sometime soon...
If you're not sure you want another relationship, but you do know for sure you don't want any more heartbreak...
If you know you're not ready now, but want help gaining skills and tools so that someday you can create the kind of deeply fulfilling, healthy love you've always wanted...
Or if you're in a relationship now, and want tools and skills to make your love as intimate, joyful, harmonious and satisfying as it can be...
We hope you'll join this Meetup group, and take advantage of some of our offerings!
We are very compassionate and inclusive. If you identify as a woman and are interested in loving a woman, you're welcome (whether you're trans, queer, lesbian, gay, genderqueer, just coming out, bisexual, monogamous, poly, or however else you might identify.)
For more information, check us out at www.ConsciousGirlfriend.com.
(Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D.)
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!
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.
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****
Santa Cruz Lesbian Meetup
Santa Cruz, CA
Calling all Santa Cruz County Lesbians! I have been living in Santa Cruz since January 2002 and know you are out there! Let's create a place for Lesbians to get to know one another around ALL activities. Whether we want to meet up for any sort of "get-to-know-you" activities and support one another through life. Anyone can organize a Meet Up through this group. Where are you? Join me!
Peninsula Italian Language Meetup
San Mateo, CA
Ciao Tutti! Come join other Italian language lovers every Sunday online with Zoom. All levels are welcome; beginners through advanced and native speakers. All you need is your great attitude and enthusiasm to meet new people, learn and speak Italian. We look forward to seeing you there! Ci vediamo presto!
We are a "donation based" group, all donations go to cover the Meetup and Zoom costs to maintain the group. Any donations are welcome through the following Venmo or PayPal links:
•Venmo address: @Barbara-ODell-4
• PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=LBYQJ548TG69C
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!
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.
San Francisco Lipstick Lesbians
San Francisco, CA
Eyeliner, drawn. Mascara, done. & Lastly, Lipstick added. The San Francisco Lipstick Lesbians meet-up is for the Bay Area lipstick lesbian, femme, and "chapstick" femme community.
This meet-up is for Bay Area/ NorCal femme women identified ONLY looking to make new friends, network, or date other femme identifying women. It's great for femme women new to the Bay Area looking to make friends and get involved in the community. We are a diverse group of fun, loving femmes ranging from mid-20s to mid-50s that enjoy everything this city offers. Bisexual and Trans-identifying women are welcomed. This space does include single women and women in relationships (committed or open) so please respect that this space is all encompassing for our femme queer women's community. All event's reserved space are strictly for women identified only, this includes guest(s).
For all you femme identifying women interested in joining our group please send a request. To be considered for approval ensure you have these requirements: 1- a clear head-shot photo of yourself (photo should only be of you) so we can recognize you during our events, and 2- your actual first name or nickname; these are required to join and remain in the group.
The official organizers have a monthly cocktail/ mocktail event in various bar locations in San Francisco, these events are a great way to meet and get to know the amazing ladies of this meetup, so make sure to RSVP and come to those events (usually on Friday or Saturday 6-9 PM); these are especially great for 1st timers.
MUST BE 21+ AND FEMME-WOMAN-IDENTIFYING AND LOCAL (in Bay Area or Northern California)
This meetup group is set on private settings; only members can see pictures or other member’s profiles. Profile pictures must be of you and real first name or nickname.
Please do not send unsolicited private messages to members, this platform is created for people to meet in-person at events.
Most events on this meetup allows you to invite one women identified guest*, some events may allow more or none. Please be considerate of this especially given restriction of reserved space. *women identified guests do not need to be femme queer identified, however please respect that this space is created for femme 4 femme connections.
Please RSVP YES if you plan to attend an event to help us keep a true count of the number of attendees (including women identified guests); we normally work with the venue to ensure they have sufficient staff. You will be removed if you show up and do not RSVP as a YES. It is simple - just be courteous.
~~If you have 3 no shows you will be removed, so please update your RSVP to NO if you are not able to attend. A “no show” is when you RSVP YES and not show up or not message the organizer (use comment section or private message) to let them know you can’t make it prior to the event starting. We normally go up to all that attend at each event and introduce ourselves, especially with 1st timers and we do keep track no shows.~~
Please let us know if you want to host an event and we can work with you; you can review the message board which has a posting on how to and rules for hosting events; we have a strict rule for only allowing one post per date. Please DO NOT promote your events on this meetup without checking 1st w/ the organizers.
Keep your membership active by checking out the site periodically, meetup automatically deletes inactive members. You can also be remove at any point at the organizers discretion, we do not tolerate hate or any form of xenophobia in this meetup or drama!
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Sophia A (Organizer)
Cindy K (Co-Organizer)