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What we're about

Welcome to the San Diego Bisexual Women (SDBW) Meetup group celebrating our 10th year of good times! This is a place for bisexual women to meet, socialize and connect. We have more than 600 members and our membership is always growing. We have multiple meetups every month with a variety of new events in the works!

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... (https://docs.google.com/document/d/10r21_rnyWYEOGonAocjVa7B3Y9pKqyxlDr4_VM8E4_o/edit?usp=sharing)

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.

Vetting

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

http://www.thecentersd.org/

*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
sdlgbtyoungwomen@gmail.com or women@thecentersd.org

*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

https://www.ncresourcecenter.org/

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/

National Resources

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. http://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/

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