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.
Mid-Wilshire Gay Men's Therapy Group
Los Angeles, CA
Gay men talking and listening while holding a safe, supportive space. Members of the LGBTQ community often feel isolated, marginalized, and alone. The purpose of the group is to find ways of bringing awareness and a sense of community to our complicated lives. I am planning a variety of psycho-educational classes and a gay men's processing groups.
legal disclaimer: Membership in this meetup group does not constitute a therapeutic relationship with the organzier.
HOPE Healing & Wellness
Hope Studio promotes wellness from the inside out using music, meditation, art, inspiration, drumming, Guided Imagery, Crystal Bowls, writing, Mandalas, Sand Tray, Sound Baths and more. We offer Individual sessions, ongoing groups and special events. We specialize in helping you uncover your own hope, believing that YOU have the answers. Anyone can join as long as you have an open mind and a willingness to grow personally. We are a LGBTQ safe space and a community gathering spot. If you have an idea for a group or something in the community that needs to happen, please let us know.
You can read more about AmyLynn and the studio here: https://hopewellness-studio.com/
Alphabet Soup [LA POC LGBTQ+]
Los Angeles, CA
We are curating a community of down to earth, positive and productive, thoughtful and soulful LGBTQ+ folx of color. We are based in Downtown Los Angeles and hope to find some fun loving peeps who seek connection and want to help co-create this space and the crew of Alphabet Soupers! All with open hearts and minds are welcome!
We noticed that finding LGBTQ+ groups for POCs around DTLA were few and far between so we wanted to start holding space for this to grow. Obviously in 2020, our LA events were halted and in 2021 we are pivoting to create community virtually so that our LGBTQ+ peeps outside of LA can also join in the fun. Whether it be VIRTUAL movie nights, game nights, book clubs, hangouts, dinner, etc. we are going to bring the same intention and spirit to all the Alphabet Soup events. We hope that one day, when it is safe, we can move things to an outdoor setting. So for now, we are going to rock the Zoom Zoom! We look forward to holding monthly get togethers knowing that even the biggest of communities and best of friends had to start somewhere- and who knows where this adventure will take us!
We (Kim & Ry) are a mixed couple of 13 years and going strong! Kim (she/they) is a proud Queer Filipinx in education. And Ry (she/they) is a mixed Queer of Black/Creole/Filipina descent in the event industry.
We look forward to your presence! Cheers to new beginnings!
La Mirada, CA
People who love role-playing will come together to play rpgs like D&D, Masks, Munchkin, and anything else the group proposes and agrees to play. Since the hosts are both Trans, this group is an LGBTQ safe space, so all who wish to join must respect that. Anyone who is a tabletop gamer or interested in such should join! We are looking for new friends to socialize with and play rpgs! Events will be held at our (The hosts) apartment until the group gets large enough to warrant another venue. No membership dues or event fees required!
LGBTQ Dog Parents
San Diego, CA
Hi Meetup community! This group is for dog dads and moms to hang out, connect, exchange helpful tip on parenting and anything else along the line. My bf and I are first time pup parents and our husky is the cutest creation in the world! Feel free to join and send pm’s with ideas for the meetings.
South Bay LGBTQ+ Yoga
Mountain View, CA
Community, flexibility, breathing and more community! Come and wind down or start your day in a calm and centered way, surrounded by other fabulous people. This class is geared towards beginners and intermediate yogis (and other people who recognize...cough cough...that they are SUPER inflexible and want to work on it!). This is an LGBTQ+ yoga class (I still don't really know what that means), but we're open to everyone.
For all--Please remember that this class is centered around community, so if you're hoping to get all blissed out and zenned out and not say hello to anyone (my experience at many yoga classes), then please seek out other yoga classes; there are plenty out there! If you're in interested in chatting, building some community, and establishing some more intimate connections, then come on down!
We will be meeting at a park either in Palo Alto or in Mountain View. The cost is $20 and all money will go to 1) the cost of the yoga teacher (teachers will be rotated) and 2) Meetup costs (will be paid off shortly!). Any additional money will go to the class in the form of coffee, muffins, maybe brunch/dinner if there's a lot of money left over? I ain't gettin' rich from this class... If you have trouble paying that, please let me know. No one will be turned away because of lack of $$$!
I look forward to seeing you, yes YOU, at one of our classes!
LGBTQ Tantra Meetup Group
West Hollywood, CA
LGBTQI Tantra is for people looking for new ways to connect deeply with themselves and their partners. Spice up your relationship by learning new ways to connect deeply. Learn about yourself and what really turns you on by learning Tantra with Raven. At each event we will learn exercises that you can take home to practice sensual activation, massage techniques, and radical listening.
San Diego Cross Dressing Fun
San Diego, CA
1. For Cross dressers and Transgender women to meet for social events as a group. Plan some dinners at Friendly Places. Meet at a club for a social event. We could set a time and date a few times a month to have dinner together. Also let others know if we are going to be out socially during the day or night and we could meet up with one another.
2. Transgender Women, Cross dressers and supporters. Anyone that loves and supports the community.
3. Meet for dinner, go to a club, support the LGBTQ community. Maybe even some day outings.
Woman's / LGBTQ+ Santa Cruz Day Hiking
Santa Cruz, CA
To get a group of friends who want to regularly hike together at least once a week if not more. There seems to be plenty of groups in the East Bay or San Jose area, but none around Santa Cruz.
This group is for anyone who wants to do day hikes around Santa Cruz County.
Also hopefully we will make a nice friends circle of people in Santa Cruz County.
20’s-30 I’m young and need friends in LA!! 👁👄👁
Los Angeles, CA
If you’re in your 20’s or even 30 (you gotta be young at HEART❤️🔥) and are looking for fun things to do, need a friend to hang out with or talk to, want to socialize and make some genuine friendships, then this group is for you! 😊 You gotta have good vibes and a free spirit🌈 We all just wanna have a fun (safe) time with new friends cuz WE COULD ALL USE MORE FRIENDS💁🏽♀️👯♀️
This LGBTQ+ friendly group is all about making friendships and meeting new young people and having a fun time in different places all around LA. We plan on hosting picnics, brunches/dinners, hitting up comedy clubs, roller skating, beach days, escape rooms, hiking, and any other cool places that young people can vibe in✨✨
For most of our events like picnics or casual meet ups there will be no charge but for specific places we may have to charge to occupy those spaces! 💸💸
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.
Fresno Spectrum Center LGBTQ Meetup
Welcome! We are a Community and Resource Center providing the LGBTQ community with connections to local resources, and a safe place for meetings and activities. We host a wide range of LGBTQ topics, fun activities, and events for all ages. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride
Bringing the LGBTQ+ community in the Inland Empire together to shine our light.
This group is for all LGBTQ+ and allies to talk, organize and gather with Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride.We plan many different "family" friendly events throughout the year, including Riverside's Inland Empire Pride festival. Visit us at www.RiversidePrideIE.org
Code of Conduct:
By being a member of this Meetup group, you agree to the following code of conduct:
1. Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
2. Accept everyone's identities regardless of what you think of it. Be tolerant of other viewpoints; respectfully disagree when you feel differently.
3. Respect the privacy and personal space of every member.
1. Make personal attacks on others.
2. Post prejudiced comments or profanity.
3. Post links or messages advertising other events or products unrelated to this group.
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.
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.