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.
Child Free by Choice - Partnered People (LGBTQ & Hetero)
Are you a partnered person who has decided not to have children? This is the Meetup for you! The goal is to provide a place to bring together partnered, child-free people to meet, engage, and build friendships. We’ll have dinners, happy hour, outdoor activities, and anything else that members suggest. Couples are encouraged to join the group with their two individual Meetup profiles.
Most of my friends have chosen to have kids and I miss having more uninterrupted adult conversations. I love children, but I find myself craving more connection with others who are living child-free. I hope for this group to be a place to build those connections and balance the energy :-)
LGBTQ+ Equality Social Dance Class
Beginners social dancing group class where ANYONE can lead or follow! Come and make new friends whilst learning a fabulous skill! Chase across the Ballroom with a beautiful Waltz, a cheeky Cha Cha or a sensual Rumba and Bachata!...
Open to all LGBTQ+ and their friends in Orange County.
Chingona/Badass Goddess Meetup
Badass LGBTQ+ Inclusive Women Support Meetup
Chingona means you're a badass.
You're a womxn who's survived trauma and now you're in a place to have fun.
Not only that, but you have, or you're ready to, move beyond that and turn it around so you can RISE.
The experiences you have undergone have shaped who you are, now it's time to take that transformation, that struggle, that grief, and radically transform it into the fun, the pleasure, the joy, the triumph that you truly deserve.
It's time to have fun.
My mission is promoting radical fun as an evolutionary movement to embodying the divine feminine is us All.
Odd People into Odd Stuff Having Fun OC
This group is for ppl who are into & willing to experience all kinds of odd, obscure stuff off the beaten track & the mainstream culture, and kind & respectful to others, open-minded about discovering new odd stuff.
Hopefully this will be a small intimate community where we can share one another's passion/ interest, find like-minded friends, and also just simply have fun together.
I'm planning to host events for cultural / outdoor adventures rather than just sitting at restaurants/ cafes/ bars;
Urban Exploration/ music & movie & book swap/ cult films/ music events/ DIY & art project collaboration/ lessons/ art walk/ local festivals/ games/ Karaoke/ lessons/ hiking/ beach day/ picnic/ camping/ outdoor adventures/ potlucks/ murder mystery parties/ Escape Room/ drive-in theater/ anything related to any subculture/ geek culture/ discovering hidden gems in SoCal, and possibly further... ;-)
** LGBTQ friendly
(legal / illegal / outer space) Alien friendly
The socially awkward friendly
Las Vegas LGBTQ+ Social Group...
Las Vegas, NV
We're open to suggestions on future gatherings. We hope everyone is doing well & welcome all comments. We encourage vaccination & Maintaining safe distancing & good hygiene.
Everyone please take care of yourselves & each other. Feel free to reach out if anyone might need help/assistance with necessities.
We are asking everyone do their part in getting vaccinated when/if possible. We presently ask only vaccinated individuals sign up for our events. Thanks for understanding.
Marina del Rey LGBTQ+ Social Meetup
Marina del Rey, CA
This Meetup is for people who are looking to get together to watch movies, hang out, have game nights, drink, chat, and enjoy life on the Westside. We are a married, couple and looking to meet other LGBTQ+ people that are looking for once or twice a month get together to watch movies, play board games, have brunch or other activities.
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!
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 Hiking Group of OC
What's the purpose of the group? If you’re ready to get in shape and start, or continue, hiking with your peers, let’s go hiking regularly every week locally in OC. Meet others and make new friends at the same time. The hikes are generally 4-6 mile hikes, 1-2 hrs. Hikes will now start at 5:30 pm, you will get good workouts. Hiking will vary from beginners (Level 1-2), moderates (Level 2-3), and advanced (Level 3-5). Don’t miss out, check out our hike photos.
Join us in a hike, even if you’re not a member, we are a discreet group for those who want to go hiking.
We’ve already had 16 hikes and hiked over 79 miles combined.
Who should join? LGBTQ community, friends and family of the LGBTQ community.
Come join us!!!
San Diego LGBTQ+ Hiking and Camping Adventures
San Diego, CA
The purpose is to create a safe inclusive environment for anyone interested in outdoor adventures with a focus on hiking and camping who doesn't want to always go alone. My internet is to create a group to go on day hikes and weekend camping adventures. Hikes will range from beginner to moderate and various lengths. I will organize events, times, places and requirements. I want it to be a fun, social gathering with a bit of a work out.
COVID Notice: With COVID and Delta continuing to happen I ask if you are not vaccinated to please practice proper social distancing. I know events are outdoors and mask are not required but for everyone's safety I ask we follow guidelines still. If you care to disclose your vaccination status you are welcome to but not required. I myself am vaccinated.
Believe in Yourself Community: Live Life Self-Expressed
San Jose, CA
Our events are now completely online.
We are an inclusive & empowering network of communities of people who support each other in having breakthroughs in believing in themselves, which will positively affect their lives & their relationships with others.
We welcome all people including but not limited to:
1. Adults of all ages in periods of transition: relationship change, divorce, empty nest, career change & more
2. LGBTQ+ & all sexual orientations
3. All races and ethnicities
4. People with relationship conflict or changes
5. People who want genuine relationships with nothing to hide
6. People seeking freedom from controlling secrets and half-truths
7. People seeking authenticity and intimacy in all areas of life
8. Those who want to be free from fear and empowered to be their best self!
We provide the following events:
1. Educational mini-workshops
2. Networking & social events to connect with others & gain support
3. And much, much more!
Please join our group asap.
By joining our group & participating in our events, you will begin to get a sense of the following:
1. HOPE: Gain a renewed sense of hope & possibility for your life – identify a meaning for your life that genuinely calls to you & leads to uplifting & impactful results.
2. DISARMING WISDOM: Develop the ability to resolve distracting & unnecessary plots & drama & focus on what will fulfill your life purpose with integrity & grace. Gain the ability to easily dissolve other people’s differences with you.
3. BOLD, HONEST INTIMACY: Engage in compassionate, confident communications in even the most difficult interactions – create authentic results for you & others.
4. LOVE: Experience explosive growth in the capacity to love yourself & others unconditionally – learn how to disarm other people with compassion & empathy while staying true to yourself.
5. GENUINE BREAKTHROUGHS: Learn to use the right tools at the right time, in order to break through pretense & other obstacles in all aspects of life:
• Career path
6. A JOYFUL LIFE FOR YOU: Leave emotional pain behind – Show up authentically in your life & relationships with nothing to hide.
We host the following types of events:
a. Networking and Social Events to connect.
b. Educational and training events to learn what the best of us know – in how to build and grow a profitable business enterprise.
c. And much more.
Please join our group ASAP!
See you soon,
Laurel Harte-Westover, Organizer
Find Your Path: Somatic Transformation and Healing
Welcome to those of you seeking change, healing, and transformation or maybe just more aliveness and joy. This virtual group is for people interested in personal or professional transformation through connecting with the wisdom of the body. The word Soma means body and in Somatics, we view breakthrough change as happening not when one gains enough new insights and knowledge about an issue or pattern but rather when one engages in new practices that transform who we are at the physical level as well.
This group will include dialogue, discussion, and mainly practices that help you connect with what matters most to you, build your relationship with your body, and increase resilience for managing life stressors. I am a Somatic Coach and my work is especially affirming of LGBTQ+ folks, people experience chronic illness and pain, and people in recovery, though I welcome all people interested in transformation through the body.
Pacifica LGBTQ+ Fun Group
This is a fun social group for Pacifica and nearby residents who identify as LGBTQ. It includes a mix of local activities including game nights, cooking, art low key home-made obstacle courses, dancing, amusement park ventures and much more!
Everyone is welcome.
This is an anti-racist group.
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