Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
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.
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.
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.
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】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👍.
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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,...
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.)
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!
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) 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.
Learn and Practice Massage for Gay/Bi Men
San Francisco, CA
Are you a gay/bi man who loves giving and receiving massage from other men? Do you wish you knew more massage technique so you could give an even better massage? Wish there was a way to take some classes without having to do the 500 hour professional massage course? Well, your wishes have been granted! Come learn basic Swedish and Deep Tissue with two friendly and enthusiastic CMTs, Kirk and Donny. We are a married couple and teach massage techniques for a different body area each month, e.g. chest, neck, arms. Over time, you'll learn the whole body! In addition, join us for practice sessions, massage exchanges and more! Come be part of this healing touch and massage community!
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 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.
Oakland Spanish Language Meetup
Hello everyone! I want to welcome native speakers and beginners alike to my Spanish language Meetup. The premise is very simple. We meet at a location in Oakland and practice or converse in Spanish. The locations will rotate so we don't get bored of the same venue. Suggestions are welcome regarding venues as well. It's always fun to try out new places. This is an inclusive Meetup and all levels of Spanish proficiency can join. Come speak Spanish with us!
¡Hola a todos! Quiero dar la bienvenida a hablantes nativos y principiantes por igual a mi Meetup en español. La premisa es muy simple. Nos reunimos en un lugar en Oakland y practicamos o conversamos en español. Las ubicaciones girarán para que no nos aburramos del mismo lugar. Las sugerencias son bienvenidas con respecto a los lugares también. Siempre es divertido probar nuevos lugares. Este es un Meetup inclusivo y todos los niveles de dominio del español pueden unirse. ¡Ven a hablar español con nosotros!
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!