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 Bisexual Women
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the San Diego Bisexual Women (SDBW) Meetup group. This is a place for bisexual women to meet, socialize and connect. We have more than 900 members and our membership is always growing.
Being a bisexual woman provides a unique opportunity to explore sexual identity and relationships with a flexible attitude. Some of us are are single, some are in a monogamous relationship and some are in an open relationship(s). We celebrate our bisexuality and the wonderful opportunities that come along with it.
If you are simply exploring your bisexual curiosity, don’t be scared! This is a great place to meet friendly, open and interesting women who you can be free to express yourself with. Please join us for conversation, friendship and fun!
Who can join?
Anyone who identifies as a woman, including transwomen, genderqueer people, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified, regardless of your relationship status.
We strive for inclusivity! However, since we want to keep the focus of this group about women, each bisexual woman must join individually - not as part of a couple. That said, some events allow and encourage members to bring their partners, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Events will be noted as to whether or not partners and/or friends and family are invited. If unsure, feel free to ask the Event Host.
Please pay special attention to our rules for membership:
1) PHOTO - It is required that you submit a recent identifiable face photo of yourself with the membership request. This should be a photo of yourself only and please no nudity, face filters, hats, costumes or sunglasses, etc. If you are concerned about privacy, make sure to edit your settings to "hide" your meetup groups from other viewers;
2) Include a REAL name on your profile (first name is ok)
3) Answer all of the profile questions thoughtfully and completely
4) You must be at least 21 years old
5) Agree to abide by our Code of Conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10r21_rn...
If your membership application does not include any of the above items your application will be declined, so make sure you complete it correctly.
Please note, in order to avoid being removed from the group please log in to show your interest in staying in the group, at least once a month. Any member who has not logged in for 6 consecutive months may automatically be removed.
RSVP/No Show Policy
In order to provide the most amazing events to the group, we ask that you please change your RSVP at least 24 hours in advance if you realize you cannot make an event. Members who are "no shows" for 3 events will be removed from the group. Members who continually change their RSVP from "Going" to "Not Going" at the last minute may be removed from the group as well.
We regularly host events at our homes and to better safeguard ourselves we need to meet every member in person before you will be eligible to attend this type of event. Not to worry though, we have plenty of events hosted in public for you to attend to become a fully vetted member of our group. If you're unable to come to one of the upcoming events being hosted in a public space, please suggest a date and time to meet up with one of the Organizers and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Additional Resources for Bisexual Women:
Discussion Groups at The LGBT Center in Hillcrest
*Women’s Discussion - An open discussion group for LBT women to talk about a variety of subjects, including relationships, school, work, family, friends and any other topics of interest. Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm
*Bi Coming Out Group (at the San Diego LGBT Center) - Peer-to-peer support & discussion for those exploring coming out & being out as bisexual.Please join us monthly on the third Wednesday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the LGBT Center.
*Young Women’s Circle Aimed at participants age 18-30's, this group will provide a safe, open space for building community. For the most up to date information on off-site meetings, please visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/SDLGBTYoungWomen/
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursdays off site
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*Women's Coming Out Group - A group to support women who are straight, gay, bi, trans or questioning in coming out and being out. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45pm
The North County LGBT Resource Center
Other Bi/Bi Friendly Meetup Groups
amBi San Diego
amBi’s mission is nothing less than to build a welcoming, safe, diverse, vibrant, and visible bisexual community right here in San Diego. Our group exists to build Bi Community through a variety of events and activities that allow bisexuals to meet, establish meaningful friendships, and have fun! If you’re interested in expanding your sense of bisexuality, getting to know good people, and doing all sorts of interesting and fulfilling events, then this group is for you. https://www.meetup.com/amBiSD/
Bi Bar Meetup
Bi Bar celebrates the positive aspects of being able to love people no matter what their gender is. We’re all about enabling non-judgmental, positive, safe spaces to meet cool peeps, have a drink, and have FUN!! We are 100% accepting of however you choose to self-identify - “no labels”, queer, pan, fluid, straight? - and we also strive to be trans/poly/kink/disability friendly, size-accepting, and culturally diverse. Bi Bar meets monthly at various San Diego venues. https://www.meetup.com/Bi-Bar-San-Diego/
San Diego Poly Peeps
POLY PEEPS is the ideal group for those practicing or just interested in poly-based relating as an alternative to mono-based relating. Meet with other poly peeps to enjoy social events together, to express creativity, to meet other like-minded individuals and for community advice and support. https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Poly-Peeps/
BiNet USA - America's umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid and all other of us "somewhere in between" people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, "straight but not narrow" and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities. http://www.binetusa.org/
Bizone - Provides a directory of Bisexual Aware Professionals and additional resources. www.bizone.org
Medical & Behavioral Health Resources
Family Health Services of San Diego - Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is a welcoming and open environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. We are committed to providing comprehensive health care services, including the full range of adult, women’s and men’s services, as well as connecting individuals with HIV or hepatitis to screenings and treatment, Gay Men’s Health Services including PrEP and PEP, Transgender Health Services, prenatal services and pediatric care and more. http://www.fhcsd.org/lgbt-services/
It's Up to Us San Diego - Mental Health – Local Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here. If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. http://up2sd.org/resources/mental-health-local/
Behavioral Health Services at the LGBT Center - http://www.thecentersd.org/programs/behavioral-health-services/
GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality - They also provide a directory for LGBT healthcare professionals, and also have resources including "Ten Things Bisexuals Should discuss with Their Healthcare Provider" http://www.glma.org/
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!
Los Angeles, CA
https://www.socialfundation.com for the full calendar
The mission of this group is its name.
"Random Rainbow" aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that are Random and are "Rainbow" or whatever that may mean to you. Mostly it means. Everyone is welcome.
Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )
This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to the variety that is life. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!
There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.
Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. And other times it will state only certain gender preference. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.
Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!
In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.
While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.
This group does have several like minded sister groups with different interests.
! ! ! wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !™
I Just Moved to LA" . . . New in Town!!!
Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel
Outdoor Adventures. Travel, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking
40+ Flying Solo. The Original Over 40s Social Events Group
50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! Active Adventures 'n More
40's-60's Single Travelers. Explore the world near & far!!
20's 30's Social Fun in LA
Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. We are just aiming at good community.
Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?
Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.
If so then you may be looking for us!
We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .
Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.
We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.
A bigger majority of what we is is cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.
Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say mingle?
So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.
By ethnicity we very much match the ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more.
Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).
Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.
What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.
This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?
Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40.
Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.
We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.
Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!!
So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.
It might be summed up by saying Random Rainbow is just that: An LGBT and Allies meetup group that does random activities, outings, events, and all kinds of fun random things for all kinds of colorful people who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans or queer and allies.
Events that are hosted, and community will be the order of the day.
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.
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)
Corte Madera, CA
Welcome to Marin LGBTQ - networking group for gay and LGBT people. Join us for interesting discussions, events and activities. Please bring your best self and let's mingle. See you during the events.
See you soon! - networking group for gay and LGBT people. Join us for interesting discussions, events and activities. Please bring your best self and let's mingle. See you during the events.
See you soon!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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/