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.
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.
Inspire: LA - A Spiritual Community for LGBTQs and Beyond
Los Angeles, CA
We're a spiritual community serving the LGBTQI&A community and beyond. Whether you call it God, Buddha, Krishna, Yahweh, Jesus, Allah, The Great I Am, Spirit, Energy, or simply LOVE, you are most welcomed, & deeply valued at Inspire Spiritual Community.
What you need to know about us:
We're all about building community, having fun, making the most of life and having quality relationships with ourselves and everyone else! We're interested in living a joyful and productive life. We get 40-50 people at our weekly Sunday Celebration Services and great turn outs at our classes, workshops and special events. We have weekly & monthly events - check out our website to stay up to day. Come join us - you'll fit right in!
Inspire Spiritual Community is creating a movement of healing and liberation. We are like-minded souls coming together to create a transdenominational spiritual community for LGBTQI's, our friends, families, and allies. We are committed to consciously healing judgment, fear, and shame within ourselves. We stand united in being the change that we want to see in the world. Peace in the world begins with us, and we rejoice to walk our talk in fellowship and demonstrate love, compassion, and forgiveness every day in every way.!
Our intention: To create world peace...piece by piece.
Please also join our facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=140683541970
You can learn more about us here:
SDEBA - San Diego's LGBTQ & Ally Chamber Meet and Greet
San Diego, CA
This group is for anyone interested in doing business with LGBTQ & Ally Businesses in San Diego County. The San Diego Equality Business Association or SDEBA was established in 1979 to promote LGBTQ & Ally Businesses. We are the second oldest LGBTQ & Ally Chamber in the United States. The purpose of this group is to provide businesses an opportunity to learn about the SDEBA, and how the chamber can help grow their business. We will meet every other month for happy hour at different locations in San Diego. LGBTQ & Ally Businesses are located all over San Diego. We want to be there to support you no matter where your office is located. We look forward to seeing you.
Marin LGBTQ Social Club
Corte Madera, CA
Marin LGBTQ Social Club: Fun with new friends, meet for dinner, dive bars, play cards, go bowling, movie night, mountain play, wine tour, outdoor activities, hiking, biking, paddling, etc.! Your ideas are welcome and encouraged. Share your favorite activities with others!
ALL ages, orientations and gender identities are welcome to join and participate.
Please join the group. It is the crossroads of all things LGBTQ-social for Marin!
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.
Varsity Gay League: Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Sports League
Los Angeles, CA
Varsity Gay League (VGL) is the nation’s original Queer+ recreational sports league, founded in 2007 and proudly representing over 20,000 LGBTQ+ & allied athletes across the US. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or identity. Our inclusive league offers a comprehensive list of social sports including Dodgeball, Kickball, Tennis, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Darts, and more to the Queer+ community, an umbrella term uniting the queer and allied communities for the love of sports. http://www.varsitygayleague.com/
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.
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)
San Francisco Singles Dinner Group
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Singles Dinner Group
Dinner Tables to have drinks, dinner and socialize at local San Francisco restaurants.
You must be 21 years and older to join the San Francisco Singles Dinner Group.
Organized Dinner events in this Meetup Group will clearly be identified as Straight or LGBTQ and organized by age groups ranging from 21-34, 35-50, 50-65 and 65 and over, and will be seated at dinner tables at local San Francisco Restaurants. Occasionally, we will adjust age groups to accommodate our member's needs.
Based on arrangements that have been made with our local participating restaurants all dinner participants will receive individual bills from the restaurant to make their billing transactions as easy and as simple as possible. This is a venue to have drinks, dinner and to meet new and interesting people. Further or future contacts between dinner participants, are strictly up to the individual participants to initiate and/or pursue.
To cover organizational costs plus on-going expenses, a $9.95 fee will be collected from each dinner attendee when signing up for individual dinners.
Note, attendees are responsible for their own individual drink and dinner expenses.
Note: If any given table does not have at least two participants by the RSVP Close time the event will be canceled and a refund will be issued to the lone participant that has signed up for the given dinner event.
Please note, this is a Social Dinner Group for members to meet new people over drinks and dinner at amazing San Francisco Restaurants. Please refrain from any inappropriate communication or behavior when interacting with members of this group. If this type of behavior is brought to our attention, we will cancel the membership of the responsible party or parties.
The success of the group will depend upon proper etiquette and the participation of our members in our various dinner events.
San Francisco Singles Dinner Group is passionate about creating an inclusive Meetup Group that promotes and values diversity. We’re a Meetup Group that strives to be diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity. We hope that all members of this Meetup Group will adhere to these values and principals.
FYI, all dinners will be held at local San Francisco restaurants that are handicap accessible.
Let's get out and have some fun!
San Jose LGBTQ+ Faith and Fellowship at Stone Church
San Jose, CA
We are a group of LGBTQ+ persons who meet to discuss faith and spirituality at the Stone Church of Willow Glen. During times of social distancing, we meet via Zoom. We will resume in person meetings when safe to do so.
We focus on :
<br>— Supporting each other.
<br>— A brief devotional and a fun activity.
<br>— Providing a “Safe , Affirming Space” for all LGBTQ+ persons.
<br>—Being grounded in the Christian tradition but open to many perspectives.
SF Beginner's Running Group LGBTQ friendly, all-inclusive
San Francisco, CA
Hey there!! This is for all those humans who want to run, but are maybe afraid to take the first step or need a little encouragement or just want someone to run with!!
"They" all say "running is easy"!!! Well, it is and it isn't. It is because you can just put on sneakers and walk out your front door. It isn't because huffing and puffing and finding routes and pacing and ouch and aaaaarrrgggghhhh so overwhelming!!!
So, if you want to start running - join us!! I'm hoping that there will be a mix of different folks with different abilities and speeds and motivations. ALL ARE WELCOME!
reDEFINE - Diversity Awareness Meetup, Discuss & Act
Sun City, CA
All folks who care about making right the social inequities that exist in our communities are welcome!
The good intention of this group is to gather together non-targeted people (Men, White, Straight, US Born, etc.) to have a discussion and learn from one another how to support each other in being better allies to people of color, women, LGBTQ folks, foreign born and so on.
This is NOT about blame or shame, but rather getting together people who care to have an honest conversation and to turn that conversation into doing something about what is arguably the most important in issue in our country today.
This is NOT an attempt to exclude the folks we're here to support...on the contrary. If you desire and have something to teach us, you are welcome to join us. In general, this is an opportunity for those of us with access to more resources because of our 'privilege' to come together to do our work and grow without it being at the expense of our sisters, black and brown brothers, LGBTQ folk, foreign born citizens and more.
All folks who care about making right the social inequities that exist in our communities are welcome!
Star Trek Costuming Fan Club of Orange County USS Ocusa
We are a group of avid Star Trek fans. We love all things trek. We have regular meetups where you’re encouraged, not required, to wear an era specific uniform(more on that later). We also do many non uniformed events. Such as exploration missions where we try the cuisine around OC. We have viewing parties, go to cons, gaming get togethers and all kinds of fun stuff. We’re always trying to find new ways to have fun with Star Trek and make new friends in the process!
We will also be doing an annual charity event where we support shanti Orange County. They're a group that provides mental health and case management services. As everything with this group, that too is optional, but we strongly encourage every member to participate during the event.
This group is part of a larger nationwide club. The club is called Star Trek The Fleet. Its separated by counties/cities. This is the Orange County chapter, or “ship” as we call it. This ship’s name is USS Ocusa (oh-CUE-suh). Each ship is specific to an era. This ship is the Picard flashback era. As such, costumes will be strictly limited to the Picard flashback era, in keeping with the group’s theme. Costumes are relatively inexpensive and available from a quality source we have and are happy to share with you. Here's a scene from Picard the shows the uniforms.
As keeping with the spirit of Trek, we do not discriminate. We are a fully inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly, have a wide range of different ages of members, will never ask for money from you, or tell you that you cant hang out with us because you didn't buy a uniform. You don’t even need to know anything about Star Trek! If you just think dressing up is fun, and wanna make new friends then we welcome you too!
San Mateo County Pride 2
San Mateo, CA
This is an extension of our main Pride Center page: https://www.meetup.com/San-Mateo-County-Pride/
The San Mateo County Pride Center was born of the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community over the years and stands for equity, inclusion, dignity, self-determination, and justice. Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center is the first ever LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County. Whether seeking behavioral health services or gathering in solidarity with others to share stories, build relationships, learn, grow, create, and heal together, LGBTQ+ individuals and communities throughout the Peninsula finally have a space to call their own!
Our mission is to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters personal growth, health, and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.
Our vision is to create an innovative, respectful, and equitable community of all ages, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities that supports complete inclusion, is free of discrimination, strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change.
LGBTQ+ of Tiburon/Belvedere Group
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
Hello! As a queer person growing up in Tiburon, I have found it difficult to meet other like minded individuals. I would like to create a safe space for conversation, friendships, and anything that comes out of that. I would like to meet other LGBTQ + folk who want more friends from the community. Representation matters, especially in a small town like Tiburon and Belvedere!
Kiwanis Club for the LGBTQ Community
The purpose of the group is to find people who want to support the LGBTQ youth in the LA area by joining our new Kiwanis club, which will focus on this. We plan to have monthly meetings, along with doing service projects that will help and improve the lives of these children.