Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
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! December 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!
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!! We also have a Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1013661652743956/?ref=share \*\*\* 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.
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!
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.
ESL Meetup Group
San Jose, CA
We are the people who long to improve our English including speaking skills, listening skills, communication skills, soft skills, whatever skills. We are also the people who like making friends and learning more about American culture. Besides, in our group, there could be native speakers who are doctors, lawyers, teachers, mathematicians, engineers, students...and would love to share and help each other. Our ultimate goal is that English will not be our barriers any more and that we can enjoy American things like the way real Americans do.
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)
Bay Area Black Lesbians 50+ and Having Fun
We are a group of mature (50+) Lesbians of African Descent who are looking for real connections with other mature Black Lesbians who are 50+. Our goal is to foster like-minded connections and develop a community to encourage gatherings which satisfy a diverse group of interests. We have an optional questionnaire which when completed, highlights individual group member’s interests to facilitate finding like-minded connections.
The group promotes Bay Area venues because it is our desire to do face-to-face Meetups and be a conduit for face-to-face connections which will (for now) predominantly originate in and around the Bay Area. Come join us and let’s get out there and create community with other Sistahs of African Descent.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
The Sacramento LGBT Board Game Group
Do you love board games, video games, party games, and everything gaming related? If yes, then this is the group for you! Meet new people, make new friends, and learn new games at each of our gaming events. All members of the LGBT community, including allies, are encouraged to join our welcoming and friendly gaming community. Note: We require that all members have a clear face picture and introduction prior to being approved for our group, as our group is about meeting real people and making friendships.
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.)
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.
Peninsula Italian Language Meetup
San Mateo, CA
Ciao Tutti! Come join other Italian language lovers every Sunday online with Zoom. Intermediate 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
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 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.
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.