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.
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.
San Diego Pagans
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the San Diego Pagans Meetup Group.
We are primarily a social group for local pagans to find a place of commUNITY and friendship. Unity being the key word. Members of the group follow different paths. There are Wiccans, Druids, Asatru and others who belong to Groves, Covens or Circles and solitary. Our many paths have differences, but the greatest similarity is our desire to seek and follow a path of union with our Gods and Goddesses in harmony and peace with those others.
This is an inclusive community. No racist, white supremacist, bigoted against LGBTQ or any other bigotry. Common courtesy, respect and dignity is requested of all members toward each other and other paths. This is an inclusive group. White supremacist, bigoted, anti LGBTQ attitudes are NOT welcome. Please no flaming, name calling, gossip or demeaning of another's practice, gender, orientation, race or ability.
Please join us for a future event to introduce yourself. If you are new to Neo-Paganism and not sure which path is right for you, please check our sponsors listed on the left side of the home page and contact them for information on their rituals and meetings.
We hope that this will be a participatory group. Members who do not sign in to the group in over 9 months or RSVP/Attend events may be removed.
Check the calendar for upcoming events. If you would like to organize a social activity, please send a message to the group organizer with your idea, date, time, location.
Thank you for joining. We hope to see you soon.
The Leadership Team
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.
LGBT Beer & Wine Social
San Francisco, CA
The LGBT Beer & Wine Social aims to forge new friendships and create networking opportunities in some of SF’s best wine and beer venues. The Bay Area has some of the most incredible bars and restaurants in the world!
Our aim is to bring innovative heads together to socialize and make new friends, create business connections, and have a great time.
Note: You do not have to identify as LGBTQ in order to attend our events – everyone is welcome!
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.
Oakland Square Dancing Meetup
Come join us for a taste of Modern Square Dancing at one of our Free Intro Dance Party meetups. See http://oaktown8s.org/intro.html for details and the calendar of upcoming no-experience-required events.
Sponsored by the Oaktown 8s, an LGBTQ Square Dance Club, open to all: gay, straight, couples, and singles. No partner needed. Fun for everyone! Be part of a worldwide community.
Check out this video about Modern Square Dancing: https://youtu.be/JWn4kGXIaik
BEGINNER CLASSES START September 29, 2019. See http://oaktown8s.org/ndp.html
For experienced square dancers, check out our full website at http://oaktown8s.org
Polyamorous Gathering Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
We attract a wide range of people who are in open relationships or identify as polyamorous. If you are curious about this lifestyle, or have questions about your current relationship, this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, many of whom are available for advice, support and just plain fun. We are, first and foremost, inclusive of communities of color, disabled, and LGBTQ persons. We welcome you, solo or with your loved ones, and look forward to seeing the familiar faces that build this loving community.
Poly Gathering, has a clear set of House Rules. We want to be radically honest by spelling out our expectations of behavior and clearly defining the values of this community: *House Rules*
*L*earn – Poly Gathering is for learning about polyamory. It is *not* a play space. No nudity, kink or sex play is permitted at the event.
*O*pen communications – Poly Gathering is a place to exercise open communications with intention, foster interactive dialogue, facilitate trust, develop your listening skills, and give and receive support.
*V*erbal Consent – We encourage everyone to obtain verbal consent and explicit negotiations (as modeled at Cuddle Parties) before initiating physical contact (e.g. hugging).
*E*xpectations – check them at the door! Interest in polyamory does *not*signal sexual availability or indicate sexual orientation.
*R*espectful behavior toward hosts and guests is required. Emotional Maturity is paramount; if something is going on between members of the group, we expect that they will respect each other and leave drama at the door. If anyone is experiencing abusive or harassing behavior, please see a host for help.
*S*afe Space – Poly Gathering is safe space for all sexual orientations and gender/kink identities, as well as those who identify as monogamous. No photography, video or recording of any kind is allowed without prior verbal consent of all parties involved.
Guests at Poly Gathering will be expected to follow these rules if they wish to continue attending the event. If there’s a problem or complaint, we will remind the individual(s) about the House Rules, issue a warning about behavior, or ask them to leave.
We need your help because this is YOUR community, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve our events. We also invite you to help us educate newcomers if they do not seem aware of these expectations. By working together, we can all help keep our poly community feeling respectful and safe.
Designated hosts and greeters will be wearing nametags at each Poly Gathering. We invite new folks to come introduce themselves, and we also ask that you find one of us if you are uncomfortable with anyone’s behavior or have concerns. We will also distribute printed copies of the House Rules at each event.
Queer GAME Night Monthly
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center invites our LGBTQ community to join us every 4th Friday from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm for a monthly Queer game night! Bring friends and meet new friends for fun and games in a clean and sober environment (no alcohol or drugs).
Upcoming Game Dates:
See our website for more info about this and other activities & services at the new Oakland LGBTQ Community Center! www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org
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
Varsity Gay League: Sacramento Gay Rec Sports League
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/
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.
DiversityDHS/Your LGBTQ Connection-Desert Hot Springs Meetup
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Be a part of history as we bring the 3rd annual LGBTQ+ Pride Festival to the City of Desert Hot Springs. All LGBTQ+ community members and supporters are welcome to help in the planning of this annual event. Come meet the organizers, make new friendships, share your ideas, and have fun together.