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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 discussion@thecentersd.org. For information on youth discussion groups, call 619.497.2920 x101 or email HYC@thecentersd.org.

Bisexual Groups

Bi Coming Out Group   

Peer-to-peer support & discussion for those exploring coming out & being out as bisexual.

3rd Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Family Groups

For more information, email families@thecentersd.org.

Children's Playgroup

This group gives children ages 0-5 the chance to socialize and participate in educational opportunities that enhance their sensory skills. Both formal and informal activities will be available. Parents will also have the chance to socialize and network with other LGBT parents.
Last Fridays of the Month, 9:30-11:30am

Mi Familia - South Bay

Un grupo para personas que tienen familiares que son Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, o Transgenero. Este grupo es para educar, apoyar, y comprender a nuestros hijos. Invitamos a padres, madres, hermanos o hermanas, tios/as, o cualquier familiar a participar en platicas del grupo.
2nd Mondays, 6-8pm. For more information, including location, please contact Ricardo Gallego at 619.692.2077 x116, latinos@thecentersd.org.

Mi Familia - Hillcrest

Un grupo para personas que tienen familiares que son Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, o Transgenero. Este grupo es para educar, apoyar, y comprender a nuestros hijos. Invitamos a padres, madres, hermanos o hermanas, tios/as, o cualquier familiar a participar en platicas del grupo.
3rd Mondays, 6-8pm at The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Gallego al 619.692.2077 x116, latinos@thecentersd.org.

Families at The Center presents: Conversations & Connections

Are you a parent or guardian of an LGBTQ+ youth? We would love to have you join us for Conversations & Connections. This meetup is designed to provide support to parents/guardians of LGBTQ+ youth. Conversations & Connections is a safe space to find community and a place to discuss how to support your LGBTQ+ youth. Light refreshments will be served. This group will meet every 1st Tuesday of the month. Questions? Contact Em Jackson at families@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x212.
1st Tuesday of the month, 6-7:15pm at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Transforming Family
This is a support group for families with gender-diverse children. Transforming Family provides a supportive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity. Meetings are for parents and children, and include a playgroup and teen support. For more information, contact us at trans@thecentersd.org.
Various Sundays

Men's Groups

For more information, email discussion@thecentersd.org.

Men's Open Discussion Group

A group open to all GBTQ men with topics of your choice.
Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm

Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Therapist-lead support group GBT men who have been victims of intimate partner/domestic violence. Group is closed-format and requires intake with group facilitator prior to joining. Contact The Center's on duty counselor at 619.692.2077 x208 or onduty@thecentersd.org to sign up.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Young Men’s Discussion Group

Activity, discussion and social group for young men, ages 18-34, to connect, socialize, network and make friends. The group addresses relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more.
4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Men's Coming Out Group

Peer-to-peer support & discussion for men who are straight, gay, bi, trans or questioning, in coming out and being out.
Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm

YA+

YA+ meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6pm. It is a bilingual discussion and support group for young people who are HIV+. For more information, contact Ricardo Gallego at latinos@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x116.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm

Shades of Color

An empowerment group for Black men who have sex with men. For more information, contact Ricardo Gallego at 619.692.2077 Ext. 216.
Wednesdays, 12 noon-1:30pm
619.692.2077 x116


Military Support Groups

LGBT Military Support Group

Fleet and Family Support Services and AMPA's LGBT Military Support Group is open to all LGBT Active Duty Service Members and their families. Fleet and Family Support Services and AMPA's LGBT Military Support Group is open to all LGBT Active Duty Service Members and their families. For more information, contact Caroline Bender at 619.545.3615 or caroline.bender@navy.mil.
3rd Thursdays, 6-7:30pm

Trans Veterans Support Group
Meet other veterans and active duty folks to support and share resources for smoother transitions within the military and VA. For more information, please contact transgender services at trans@thecentersd.org.
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

Grief and Loss Groups

Grief and Loss Discussion Group

Peer-lead discussion group for individuals coping with grief and loss. Group in open/drop-in format. For more information, contact Aaron Heier aheier@thecentersd.org.
1st & 3rd Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm

Non-Binary Groups

Non-Binary Gender Identity and Exploration

This is a discussion and support group for non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conforming individuals. Anyone who identifies with any part of the non-binary gender spectrum or anyone questioning/exploring their gender identity is welcome to join. Group facilitators bring topics of discussion while leaving plenty of space for group members to steer the conversation where they would like it to go. This group also serves as a social gathering space for non-binary individuals, and casual social interaction is integrated with more structured discussion. For more information, contact David Vance at dvance@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x109.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30-8:45pm

Senior Groups

For more information, email seniors@thecentersd.org or call  619.692.2077 x205.

HIV Positive Seniors Discussion Group

A group for those 50 and better who are living with HIV.
2nd Thursday, 12 noon-1pm

Lesbian Friday Night Meet-Up

Looking for camaraderie with lesbians, especially those over forty? Then this vibrant and friendly social group is for you. 
Fridays, 7-9pm

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 the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

A group for all GBT individuals interested in knowing more about Prostate Cancer, getting assistance on fighting it, or how to prevent it.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30–8pm

FOG Rap Group

If you are an older gay male and would like to have a meaningful and lively discussion on current events affecting the gay community, than you should attend this group and broaden your horizons. You will find the dialogue interesting and provocative. For more information contact seniors@thecentersd.org.
Fridays, 10-11:30am

Therapist-Led Support Groups

GBT Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence Group
GBT Men Living with HIV Support Group
Meth Relapse Prevention for GBT Men Living with HIV Group
Relationship Violence Treatment & Intervention Program
Trans Women Positive Group
Trans Women/Transfeminine Support Group

These groups are offered through Behavioral Health Services and require an intake with the therapist facilitating the group prior to joining. If you would like more information about any of the above listed groups, please contact us at onduty@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x208.

Transgender Groups

For more information, contact transgender services at trans@thecentersd.org.

Transgender Coming Out Group

This group supports transgender people in all stages of exploring 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, 7-8:30pm

Gender Identity @ HYC /// 10-13 Year-Olds

A discussion group for youth 10-13 years old who identify as Transgender, non-binary or questioning their gender identity.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Diamonds in the Rough

Therapist-lead support group for transgender women and transfeminine individuals, topics vary. Group is closed format and must meet with group facilitator prior to joining. Contact Paty 619 692 2077 x200 for more information or email onduty@thecentersd.org.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm (with referral)

FTM/Trans Male Support Group

Support group for male-identified, questioning or self-identifying on the male spectrum folks who were assigned female at birth. Significant others are invited on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Trans Allies join the group on the 4th Wednesday of every month. 
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Significant Others & Allies of Trans Folks Discussion Group (SOFFA)

A support group for significant others friends, family, allies of Trans, gender queer, gender non-conforming or anywhere on the gender spectrum.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Trans Veterans Support Group

Meet other Veterans and active duty folks to support and share resources for smoother transitions within the military and VA. This is a great place to share your hopes and struggles. The group meets at The Center every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. For more information, contact us at trans@thecentersd.org or call 619.692.2077 x109.
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

Transgender Discussion Group

A discussion and support group for transgender and trans-questioning folks ages 18 and up.  Meet lots of different members of the Trans and Gender Non-binary community.  Discuss ideas and share resources.  Occurs every Saturday except when the Center is closed for Holidays or LGBT events. For more information, contact transgender services at trans@thecentersd.org.
Saturdays, 5:15-6:45pm

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.
1st & last Fridays/primero y último Viernes, 6-8pm
latinos@thecentersd.org

Young Women’s Transgender Group @ HYC
This group is for any youth ages 14-18 identifying as trans woman, female, femme. The group will focus on sharing experiences, referrals and resources, discussion topics include sexual health, PrEP, HIV testing, healthy relationships, coming out, being out, gender identity and expression, empowerment, mental health, school and home safety, hormones and surgery, accessibility. For more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
Fridays, 7-8pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

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, 8-9pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
hyc@thecentersd.org

Women's Groups

For more information, email women@thecentersd.org.

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, 7:15-8:45pm

Grupo de Apoyo Mujeres con Orgullos

Un grupo de apoyo para mujeres lesbianas y bisexuales - platicas, eventos sociales y actividades. Todos los Martes a 6:30-8pm. Para mas informacion, por favor pongase en contacto al 619.692.2077 x116, latinos@thecentersd.org.
Todos los Martes, 6 - 7:30pm

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/, or reach out to the moderators at: sdlgbtyoungwomen@gmail.com or women@thecentersd.org.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursdays off site

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

L3: Ladies, Laughter & Literature

A book club for LBT women, always open for new members. For more information visit the Facebook page here or contact Erin McDougall at erinmcd1968@gmail.com.
3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Lesbian Friday Night Meet-Up

Open to lesbians, bisexual women and trans lesbians of all ages. First Friday is a discussion group. Second Friday offers interesting topics such as special presenters, documentaries, creative group participation activities. Third Friday is game night. Fifth Friday is going out for yogurt and playing games or having a discussion. More details about each Friday night can be found at the San Diego lesbian meetup group. https://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoLesbianMeetup/
Fridays, 7-9pm

SPECTRUM

Spectrum is for women of color 18 and up looking to engage in positive stimulating conversations and activities with like-minded multicultural LGBT women. SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, allies) are welcome to attend with their loved ones. This group meets offsite, for location and more information contact women@thecentersd.org.
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Youth Groups

For more information, email hyc@thecentersd.org.

Lettuce Talk @ HYC /// 10-13 Year-Olds

A discussion group for youth 10-13 years old who want to talk about various topics centering gender and sexuality.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Gender Identity @ HYC /// 10-13 Year-Olds

A discussion group for youth 10-13 years old who identify as Transgender, non-binary or questioning their gender identity.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Young Men's Group @ HYC

This group for youth ages 14-18 years old addresses relationships, coming out, being out, sexual health, activism, community building and other important topics related to the group. This is a closed group. To join or more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
Wednesdays, 6-7pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Common Ground @ HYC

A discussion group for youth 14-18 years old who want to talk about dating, relationships, school, work, friends, family and other topics of interest.
Wednesdays, 7-8pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

ThursTAYs LGBTQIA Transitional Age Youth (TAY) @ HYC

This space is open to LGBTQIA Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 18-24 looking to connect with community and attend life skills workshops. We opportunities to learn about sexual health and identities. This is a closed group. To join or more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

South Bay Club House

Drop-in Center in Chula Vista welcoming all LGBTQIA high school students age 14-18. For more information, please contact youth@thecentersd.org or call 619.692.2077 ext. 122.
Thursdays, 4pm-7:30pm at Chula Vista Youth Center 465 L St. Chula Vista, CA 91911 *Next to CVHS Baseball Fields

Friday Fun

Friday Fun night will consist of an activity such as charades, Pictionary, trivia, or a movie. For more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
Fridays, 6-7pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Young Women’s Transgender Group @ HYC

This group is for any youth ages 14-18 identifying as trans woman, female, femme. The group will focus on sharing experiences, referrals and resources, discussion topics include sexual health, PrEP, HIV testing, healthy relationships, coming out, being out, gender identity and expression, empowerment, mental health, school and home safety, hormones and surgery, accessibility. For more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
Fridays, 7-8pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

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, 8-9pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

The Marauders Club @ HYC

This closed group at the HYC is dedicated to Harry Potter for youth 14-18. Mostly meetings, this club will organize the once a month Harry Potter event and get together to discuss and develop book club type conversations, critical thinking and comparisons from the characters and society to LGBTQIA identities and relationships. For more information please contact HYC@thecentersd.org.
First Friday of every month, 5-6pm at Hillcrest Youth Center