Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
The purpose of the group is to bring together people who are interested in dancing mainly for Kollywood, Tollywood, and Bollywood musical numbers. My name is Murugesh and my wife Gia is primarily a choreographer and dancer. She has done few shows in the bay area associations. I am mainly taking care of organizing any meetups and events.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Santa Cruz Lesbian Meetup
Santa Cruz, CA
This group has changed hands a few times, and I'm finally getting around to updating the description.
When given the opportunity to take on the organizer role for this meetup I was super excited! I'm a Santa Cruz transplant - moved here in 2019 with my 3 kids.
I didn't know a soul when I moved here, and never seemed to be able to find my people (I'd heard SC was a Lesbian Mecca). The pandemic, a breakup, and a move later, I started searching for connection. I signed up for Lesbian Summer Camp, met amazing womxn, and voilà, Jamyrson handed the reigns over to me for this group.
I am deeply committed to building community for womxn (yes, trans-inclusive) ~ because I know how hard it is to find, and how vital it is to have. Not sure if you've noticed, but there seem to be a plethora of activities for men, so here we are ~ building community, creating friendships, connection, laughter, fun, adventure, and support.
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
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.
Hispanohablantes - Conversation and Adventure
Join other folks looking to practice their spanish for fun and conversation at a variety of events and activities! All levels welcome. To create an immersive experience, I ask that people speak only Spanish throughout the events. To ensure a supportive atmosphere, I encourage all members to help each other whenever we get stuck. Not only are we here to practice our Spanish, we are here to have fun! I will set up activities to do around the East Bay where we can meet up.
Hola! Bienvenidos al grupo! Estamos aqui para practicar nuestro espanol y divertirse. Este grupo es para hispanohablantes de todos los niveles. Para crear una experiencia envolvente, es necesario que todos los participantes por favor hablen espanol a lo largo de los eventos. Para promover un ambiente de apoyo, animo a todos los miembros ayudarse mutuamente cada vez que alguien esta en aprietos. No solo estamos aqui para practicar, tambien estamos aqui para divertirnos! Planificare actividades en el area este de la Bahia donde podemos juntarnos!
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.
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!
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"
SF ESL free English conversations on Google Meet
San Francisco, CA
English practice for all levels. This meetings will always be online.
We meet together to speak English. This group is for all with any English language level who want to practice English speaking, meet people, speak to each other, and train speaking skill with conversations. Meetings in this group will be totally free. This group is not connected with any business or organization :).
Moreover, I use English as a second language and I love to meet with people and speak, that’s why I created this group! I selected SF because I know this is a popular city in the meetup search engine, although it’s online/remotely you can expect people all around the world. I will create meetings with example conversations topics. In the meeting you will give a short 30 seconds introduction then I will create 2-3 person breakout rooms, and you will be speaking with new people. See you!
If you need professional tutor check this link:
【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👍.
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,...
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.
Conscious Lesbian - Queer Dating and Love San Jose
San Jose, CA
Join growth-oriented women* who love women, or want to, for deep learning, connection and conscious exploration in the worlds of lesbian/queer dating, relationships and sex!
This group is part of the Conscious Girlfriend Academy, the leading resource providing education, community and transformation to lesbians and queer women from all over the world. Do you want to find a deeply fulfilling, happy, healthy relationship, or keep your current relationship strong? Do you want more opportunities to connect with like-minded women? Do check out our offerings at the Academy! https://www.consciousgirlfriendacademy.com,
Recent classes include:
- Sacred Lesbian/Queer Sexuality
- Five Keys to Finding -- And Being -- the Right Partner
- Fully Receiving, Appropriately Giving
- Rewriting Your Relationship Scripts
- Understanding and Embracing Your Erotic Self
- Lesbian Dating Deep Dive
- Find True Love Online
- Write A Great Online Dating Profile
- Breakup Recovery: How to Finally Heal and Move On
- Roadmap to Conscious Lesbian Dating & Lasting Love
- Emotional Self-Awareness
- Clean Speech, Clean Listening: Lesbian Communication That Really Works
- Secrets of Great Oral Sex
- Anatomy of a Lesbian Relationship: Why Heartbreak Happens (and How to Prevent It)
- Healing Push-Pull Relationship Dynamics
...and much more!
We welcome self-identified women who love women, or want to. Non-binary folx who love women are also welcome. Out for decades, newly exploring your attraction to women, a "gold star" lesbian, or queer, bi or pansexual? You'll meet friends and community here. Many of our members are in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. It's never too late for happy, healthy lesbian love and deeply fulfilling sex! It's also never too early :)
Our classes are based on cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology and relationship research. Our community is warm, welcoming and compassionate. We're here to help you have the love and sex life you truly want.
Sign up at our mailing list and receive a FREE PDF of our book, Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love! (Or purchase a hard copy via your favorite online bookseller.)
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****