Lgbtq groups near California
Monterey LGBTQ & Friends Meetup
We're trying to create a safe, fun, supportive group to get out and about in our beautiful local surroundings. We plan to hike, dine out, go dancing, play trivia, join community events and more! <br>
If you're looking to get more involved, there are plenty of resources available! There's The Epicenter of Salinas, the county's first youth-led resource and community center, that hosts wonderful community events. A handful of our members are also involved with Rainbow Speakers and Friends as well, a volunteer group that provides education and outreach about LGBTQ issues in the local community. For more community resources, visit lgbtqmonterey.com
If you're interested in becoming a "co-organizer" of the LGBTQ Meetup, let us know. The more co-organizers in the group, the better! If you have ideas for activities, feel free to send a message to one of the group organizers. We're more than happy to hear your thoughts on events and gatherings.
COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: <br>
1. All members of the meetup are expected to be courteous, kind and respectful.
2. This meetup is a drama-free zone. We want to create a warm, fun and welcoming environment for all members of our community and our allies. If you have any concerns regarding other members of the group, please come to a co-organizer first and we can discuss next steps to address any issues.
3. Monterey LGBTQ & Friends Meetup adopts a zero tolerance policy to any form of bullying, shaming, violence or harassment of any kind at any of our events and within our online space. Monterey LGBTQ & Friends Meetup reserves the right to handle situations in ways that honor our guidelines and reserves the right to remove members or co-organizer privileges.
4. Remember that everyone's path is different. We are all deserving of respect and we can all learn from each other!
5. Monterey LGBTQ & Friends is dedicated to being open to feedback about our events and encourages you to be open to feedback regarding behavior. Creating safer spaces for all is a team effort!
6. Any issues or complaints regarding venue that may arise should be addressed to the Meetup organizer for resolution. No mention of the LGBTQ Meetup should be used in writing complaints or reviews online.
7. And last but not least, this Meetup is designed for fun! Please come with a positive attitude, an open mind and ready to have some fun with your community!
Recurring Queer Night Out: Social @ The Tavern, Wednesdays 9PM to 12AM at Salinas Sports Tavern: 9 E San Luis St, Salinas, CA
KAOTiK NiGHTS & SALINAS VALLEY PRIDE CELEBRATIONS proudly presents: SOCIAL @ The Tavern• Every 2nd Wednesday of the month with DJ Ayumi Winehouse • Every 4th Wednesday of the month with LUNA • 21+ with Valid ID • Drink specials • NO cover charge • Come out to drink and dance!
For more events, groups and community resources, visit lgbtqmonterey.com
LGBTQ Running Dog Walking Group
Gay and lesbian runners/dog lovers unite! If you identify with any of these descriptors then this is your group of people. I project mostly a novice group of runners. Dogs must be vaccinated and must do well with people and other dogs. Allies are also welcomed.
The San Diego Chorus
San Diego, CA
Four-Part A Cappella Women's Barbershop
The San Diego Chorus is an a cappella show chorus of women singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. We are committed to both local entertainment and international competition. Dedicated to musical excellence and education, the San Diego Chorus holds a multitude of regional championship titles. In the spring of 2014, the San Diego Chorus joined the regional 700 Club by scoring 708 points. Led by Master Director Kathleen Hansen, each rehearsal is a lesson in vocal and performance skills. Along with musical development, the San Diego Chorus offers creative opportunities in areas like choreography, costume design, and show production. Leadership opportunities are available for every member. Members travel from across southern California and from Arizona and Hawaii to participate.
The San Diego Chorus believes that every voice matters. We welcome singers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people from varied religions.
San Francisco Surfing (LGBTQ, Family, Friends) Meetup
San Francisco, CA
LGBTQ, family, and friends group for all levels of surfers, boogie boarders, and wave riders of all flavors in the SF Bay Area to meet up for surf sessions, trade off watching kids play on beach, help out new surfers, and have some fun at nearby beaches. Potential for group surf vacations, occasional help with beach cleanups, and more...
Los Angeles Vampires
North Hollywood, CA
It is a meetup for Real Vampires, Witches, Werekin, Otherkin, Donors, Supporters, Edge Players and those who are simply curious about us.
This group is NOT about role playing games, vampire literature, movies, or TV (although most of us love these aspects), we are also NOT a free resource for reality TV shows (see our media policy).
We are NOT a fish bowl for your anthropology class or other college classes. We do not wish to be studied, interviewed or observed.
Also we cannot turn you into a vampire (see above about this is not an RPG group).
You do not need to be a vampire or a donor or any other label to join.
This group is LGBTQ inclusive, Kink Friendly.
We are NOT a charity or social service group. We can not assist you with legal problems, housing issue or discrimination.
Since we meet at public restaurants and pubs we require both a small donation and that you patronize the venue (buy food or drink). Please do not bring outside food or drink to the venue.
In order to join this group it is REQUIRED that you answer all the profile questions. Membership requests with incomplete profiles will not be approved. We screen our members through the profile questions. I will no longer be approving everyone who requests to join. You have to use the profile answers to convince me that you are really planning to attend.
You must be over the age of 18 to join this group.
LOCAL MEMBERS ONLY. You must be in the Southern California Area (roughly from Bakersfield to the North, Catalina to the West, Las Vegas in the East, San Diego in the south). This is not a online group, its about meeting in person.
I am going to be very strict about who I let join, and very liberal about who I deny, delete or ban. The previous open door policy had lead to the group being filled with deadwood. The deadwood has been purged, and membership will be tightly controlled.
USC Lambda LGBTQ Alumni Association
Los Angeles, CA
USC LGBTQ Alumni from any year. <br>Did you graduate from the University of Southern California? Are you a LGBTQ Alumni? Join us for fun events and networking opportunities.
Our mission is to: <br>
• Award scholarships to current students of any gender or sexual orientation who support LGBT issues;
• Keep members connected to the university and each over via events, activities, professional networking and forums;
• Create an enriching and supportive community that promotes education, networking and increased visibility for LGBT students and alumni. <br>
President: Tom Henkenius ’00, MS ’19 (Broadcast Journalism, PoliSci, Integrated Design, Business & Tech) <br>President-Elect: TBD <br>Secretary: Verónica Obregón MSW ’01, EdD ’14 (Social Work, Education) <br>Immediate Past President: Torey Carrick MBA ’00 (Business Administration)
Josh Allen ’05 (Theatre) <br>Dominic Alpuche ’05 (Public Policy) <br>Thomas Becktold ’87 (Political Science) <br>Patricia Brum MBA ’06 (Business Administration) <br>Gloria Leung ’14 (Business Administration) <br>Emanuel Meza ’10, MBA ’18 (Business Administration) <br>Calixto Meraz MBA ’08 (Business Administration) <br>Michelle Nguyen MBA ’15 (Business Administration) <br>Verónica Obregón EdD ’14 (Education) <br>Marco Valadez ’15 (American Studies & Ethnicity, Economics)
USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Director:
Miguel Vásquez ’11 (Business Communications and Marketing)
Sacramento LGBTQ People of Color Meetup Group
The purpose of this group is to allow people of color who identify as LGTBQ to come together for a place of relaxation, a place to fit in, a place to chat with others just like them, a place to be happy. This is your opportunity to network with others and to build lasting friendships. This group will meet for dinner, lunch, brunch, social hangouts, etc. to get to know one another. Anyone who identifies as the group heading and those who are in support of the group are welcomed to join.
Keeping Up Appearances (LGBTQ Members who Value Discretion)
Huntington Beach, CA
Who should join? ....We are LGBTQ, famous/not, cultured, well-traveled professionals and executives who value discretion and keeping up appearances...Short/Long-term supportive friendships with no financial exchange.
.....we are here for each other, whether you need a member of the opposite-sex (a good-looking body in a Tuxedo /hot long legs in a gorgeous gown) to front as a date or "significant other" for company dinners/family gatherings/travel companion/opera/concerts/the Oscars/Kentucky Derby/high tea etc. for mutual long-term shield/protection.
While we may be out/closeted/semi-out/who-gives-a-f*** etc., we do not feel the need to explain our PRIVATE life (aka sex-life) to anyone outside of that circle,....So if you value your privacy & are not ready to change the world & want to focus your energy on another area of your life & are tired of: explaining/defending your 'lifestyle'; probing questions; being pushed for marriage etc... then we are here for each other.
To those who feel the need to pass judgement, please direct your energy elsewhere. Thank you.
The San Diego Gay Christians Meetup Group
San Diego, CA
We’re here to provide a fun and informal group where LGBTQ Christians can meet, hang out, and get to know each other. Any gender, any age, single or coupled—all are welcome!
The group is not affiliated with any church or denomination. No doubt some group members are conservative and some are more liberal. Some love traditional hymns and some rock out to contemporary praise. Some (perhaps many) are uncertain about faith and church after being wounded by religious institutions in the past. Some may even have experienced ridicule and rejection in the gay community for being a person of faith. This is a safe space to come with all those preferences and experiences and questions and doubts, a safe place to be both gay and Christian!
Due increased "bot" and spam activity, as of March 2019, an organizer must approve new members. Please fill in the sign-up questions in such a way that we can tell you are a real, local human being with an honest interest in joining the group!
A note on Meetup's discussion feature. Please remember you are posting to a multi-gender Christian group made up of people from many backgrounds. Non-commercial posts sharing Christian music, events, or resources are great. Personal, non-sexual posts are also welcome ("who wants to hang out this weekend?"). If you're organizing a group event at a public place, public replies are fine. To organize a private meeting, or to share personal contact info, please reply in a private message. Regardless, always be safe when meeting someone you don't know!
We look forward to meeting you!
Adoptive Parents & Family Support Group
Whether you're waiting to be matched, recently adopted or long time parents of an adoptive/foster care children, this group is designed as a safe place for all adoptive parents to share their unique journey with other adoptive parents & their families. To give insight & guidance on how they are raising their children & any challenges they may face with family & society. We are the largest parent run Adoptive parent support group in the Los Angeles area. It was started by an adoptive parent back when she was waiting to be matched in 2008.
This group is accepting of all parents, married, single, LGBTQ and straight. We especially want our children to know other adopted kids to gain support from also. They grow up feeling more connected having other adopted kids as friends. While we grown ups talk, fun, child care is provided in a safe, secure setting, just outside where we are.
We meet every other month, usually the 4th Sunday of that month in Tarzana, CA at 3pm. Sometimes we meet up in between for fun family get togethers. We offer support and share resources.
LA Inclusive Christians-InVision Church (LGBTQ+ EVERYONE")
West Hollywood, CA
THE InVISION IDENTITY
We believe in the one and only everlasting, ever-loving, and ever-living God- Father, Son, and Spirit.
We believe the Bible is inspired by God.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that humanity was saved on the day he perished on the cross.
We believe he arose, ascended into heaven, and will come again.
We strive to dwell, serve, and to grow following His Lead, His Guidance, His Direction, and His Example.
We exist to live as He did, to give Him Glory above all else, and to further His message of unconditional love and salvation to a broken and seeking world.
We live to worship Him and Him alone, in spirit and truth.
We believe in the demonstration of Spiritual Gifts given by God.
We seek and promote excellence in all things in the pursuit of a relationship with Jesus.
We proclaim a steadfast, bold decree of acceptance, affirmation, and inclusion for every child of God in our midst and every person that is to come, regardless of race, gender, class, background, or sexual orientation.
Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
San Jose, CA
The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center opened its doors on March 1, 1981 in a two-room storefront on Keyes St. in south downtown San Jose. More than two decades have passed since those modest beginnings on Keyes St. Today the Billy DeFrank Center serves a large and diverse community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages and backgrounds find resources at the Center that are not available elsewhere. Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender constituency. While the DeFrank Center's history is only a little more than half the age of the Stonewall events, our movement is fueled by the events of that time. William Price (Billy DeFrank) knew it and his legacy remains a call to action for our community to continue his important work. We continue to fight for our rights, advance liberty and justice for all and provide opportunities for positive social identification. The DeFrank Center is “a place to call home.”
Spiritual LGBTQs and Beyond!
San Francisco, CA
Where you can be accepted and supported as you?
A place where you feel like you belong?
Somewhere to talk about spirituality without being judged?
Then Community Miracles Center’s LGBTQ and Beyond’s Group is for you!
We’ll discuss how the spiritual teachings of A Course in Miracles can be used to bring happiness and peace to those who identify as LGBTQ and Beyond (all are welcome to join us).
Senior (Gay*) Men's Support & Discussion Group
WHO: All 55 & older Senior LGBTQ Men social and emotional support and discussion group.
VENUE: Pacific Center...now every Thursday of the month 1:30pm - 3:30pm
WHAT: Support gay male identifying LGBTQs in a confidential discussion peer facilitator guided format.
CONTACT US: For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donations for peer group attendees is $5 to $20 per group meeting. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Accessibility Notice: This meeting is held in an accessible room. Please contact the facilitator at email@example.com or our front desk staff at 510.548.8283 ext. 200 for assistance.
Scent-aware space: Pacific Center is a scent-aware space and we ask that members of our community take this into consideration when visiting the Pacific Center. We ask that you consider how the chemicals in the products you use might affect other when in shared space, especially those with chemical sensitivities. If at all possible, please use products that are scent or fragrance-free or do not wear heavily-scented products when visiting Pacific Center. Please contact the facilitator at the above email should you have any questions or concerns regarding Pacific Center scent-aware policy.
Senior Peer Counseling
San Mateo, CA
This is a group for anyone interested in giving back one hour per week to our frail & isolated older adult neighbors in San Mateo County. All backgrounds are welcome,
especially Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish & Tagalog speakers, and members of the LGBTQ community. Receive FREE training & professional support...Learn basic communication skills to help older adults and meet other caring & compassionate volunteers in the community. Training starts in May for people 50+ who can make a year's commitment. Looking forward to speaking with you at Open Houses in the community. Next one - Monday, March 27 at 11am at 1021 S El Camino Real (11th Avenue) in San Mateo. Call (650) 403-4300 x4389 for more information.
LGBT Real Estate Meetup
San Francisco, CA
Whether you are a first time homebuyer, investor, flipper, developer, or are just curious to learn more, real estate in the Bay Area can seem like a complicated subject. Come to our Meetups to learn more about you can make your money work for you - and not the other way around!
Our Meetups will feature guest panelists, case studies of projects, a wealth of information, and much more. As a bonus, wine will be served @ every gathering.
Note: You do not have to identify as LGBTQ in order to attend our events – everyone is welcome!
Bay Area Queer Mixers
LGBTQ! — Celebrating Where We Come From, Envisioning Where We’re Going
An All-Ages, Queer IdentifiedGathering Delving into LGBTQ Aging Issues
Mixer, Panel Discussion, Q&A
— Intergenerational Queer Mixer with Non-Alcoholic Drinks
— Food TBD
Panelists: Fr. Aidan McAleenan
JOIN US, BRING A FRIEND, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, OWN OUR PRIDE