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Discussion Groups

Group meeting times and days are subject to change. Please call ahead to make sure the group you're interested in is meeting. For more information on general LGBT discussion groups, call 619.692.2077 x211, or email aheier@thecentersd.org . For information on youth discussion groups, call 619.497.2920 x101 or email HYC@thecentersd.org.

Women's Groups

Women's Discussion Group

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, 7:15-8:45 pm

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, 7:15-8:45 pm

Women of Color United

An open discussion group for LBT women of color to talk about a variety of subjects, including relationships, school, work, family, friends and any other topics of interest.
Saturdays, 1 pm

Grupo de apoyo para Lesbianas/Bisexuales (Espanol)

Tuesdays, 6-8 pm 
619.692.2077 x116

Young Women’s Discussion Group

Aimed at participants age 18-28, this group will discuss relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more.
3rd Tuesday monthly, 7 pm

Women's Book Club Discussion Group

A book club for LBT women. Always open for new members.
1st Wednesday monthly, 7-8:30 pm

Lesbians Face-to-Face (LFF)

Looking for camaraderie with lesbians, especially those over forty? Then this vibrant and friendly social group is for you. 
Fridays, 7:30 pm

Men's Groups

Men's Discussion Group

Mondays, 7:15-8:45 pm
619.692.2077 x212

Young Men’s Discussion Group

Aimed at participants age 18-35, this group addresses relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more.
4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 pm

Men's Coming Out

A group to support men who are straight, gay, bi, trans or questioning in coming out and being out.
Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 pm
619.247.1893 or aheier@thecentersd.org

Building on a Positive Life

A group to support gay or bi men who are newly diagnosed or long-term survivors living with HIV/AIDS.
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
619.288.4439

Prostate Cancer Support Group

A group to support men who are dealing with prostate cancer. Please contact Thomas Couturier at taaronc@yahoo.com before attending for the first time.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm 

 Transgender Groups

Transgender Coming Out Group
This group supports transgender people in all stages of exploring one's gender identity. Open to transgender women (MTF), transgender men (FTM), genderqueer/gender non-conforming people, people who are intersex and those questioning their gender identity. SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, allies) are welcome to attend with their transgender loved ones.
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
619.692.2077 x109 or cmaddocks@thecentersd.org

 

San Diego FTM Support Group

Support group for Female to Male transsexuals, those assigned female at birth, now identifying as male or questioning their gender. 
2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly, 7-9 pm
619.692.2077 x109 or cmaddocks@thecentersd.org

San Diego FTM/Significant Others Discussion Group

A group for significant others, friends, family and allies of transgender men (FTM). Group meets with FTM Support Group on the 2nd Wednesday, and separately on the 4th Wednesday.  
2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly, 7-9 pm

MTF Discussion Group

Structured discussion group for transgender women (MTF), those assigned male at birth, now identifying as female, gender non-conforming or questioning their gender, and allies. Topics focus on issues affecting women and transgender people.
4th Fridays monthly, 7-9 pm

Transgender Discussion Group

A discussion and support group for transgender and trans-questioning folks ages 18 and up.
Saturdays, 5:15-6:45 pm

Grupo de apoyo "Transgenero 2000"

Este grupo se lleba acabo de 6 pm a 8 pm, es un grupo abierto a familias, amigos y personas que quieran comprender y dar apoyo a trangeneros, en este grupo se dan diferentes temas educativos y tambien las chicas comparten sus experiencias de la vida. El grupo se fundo en abril del año 2000.
Friday/Viernes, 6-8 pm

Gender Identity Group @ HYC

A discussion and support group for transgender, gender non-conforming, and trans-questioning youth ages 14-18. The group is also open to youth who are interested in learning more about gender identity.
Fridays, 8-9 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Youth Groups

HYC Media Workshop

Learn how to use cameras, practice interviewing people, work with lighting, and edit your own videos with the assistance of a facilitator.
Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Movie Night

Watch a movie and have a thought-provoking discussion afterwards.
Thursdays, 7 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Young Women's Group

A discussion group for female youth 14-18 years old who want to chat with other young women about relationships, school, work, family, friends and other topics of interest.
Fridays, 8:30-9:30 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Young Men's Group

A discussion group for male youth 14-18 years old covering relationships, school, work, friends, family and other topics of interest.
Fridays, 7:30-8:30 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Gender Identity Group @ HYC

A discussion and support group for transgender, gender non-conforming, and trans-questioning youth ages 14-18. The group is also open to youth who are interested in learning more about gender identity.
Fridays, 8-9 pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
HYC@thecentersd.org

Senior Groups

For more information, email seniors@thecentersd.org or call the Senior Services coordinator at 619.692.2077 x205.

Art Group

Join others 50 and Better in this multimedia art group and use pencil, pastel, watercolor and more to express yourself. Group is free, but some basic materials may need to be purchased.
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm

Canasta Group

Tuesdays, 1-4pm

Caregivers & Grief Support Group

Every Monday, 5:30-7 pm

Classical Music Appreciation

3rd Tuesday monthly, 2–4 pm

Creative Writers Group

4th Tuesday monthly, 11 am-1 pm

Dine Out

Email or call for more information.
Monthly, times and days vary.

F.O.G. (Fellowship of Older Gays)

A social organization for older gay men in San Diego.
Discussion Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm
Movie Night
1st Friday monthly, 7 pm
Coffee Social at Lily's Coffee House
Saturdays, 10 am
fogsandiego@cox.net

Gentle Yoga

Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 pm

Lesbians Face-to-Face (LFF)

A discussion group for lesbians.
Fridays, 7–9 pm

Lunch and Learn

Various topics are discussed. Lunch is served and there is no fee.
3rd Wednesday monthly, noon-1:30 pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men

Tuesdays, 6:30–8 pm

Reading Group Book Club

1st Friday monthly, 2-4 pm

Bisexual Groups

Bi Coming Out Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 7 pm