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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   

3rd Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Bisexual Forum       

2nd Tuesdays, 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, 9:30-11:30am

Mi Familia y 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. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Gallego al 619.692.2077 x116, latinos@thecentersd.org.
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.
1st Sundays, 1-3pm

Men's Groups

For more information, email discussion@thecentersd.org.

Men's 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

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

Aimed at participants age 18-35, this group addresses relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more.
4th Tuesdays, 7-9pm

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.
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, 6pm

Trans Veterans Support Group
Meet other veterans and active duty folks to support and share resources for smoother transitions within the military and VA.
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

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 Meetup

A discussion group for lesbians.
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

Please contact William at prostatecancergbt@aol.com before attending for the first time.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30–8pm

Transgender Groups

Form more information, email trans@thecentersd.org.

Trans Women's Discussion Group
Open 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.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
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

San Diego FTM Support Group

A support group for transgender males, those assigned female at birth and now identifying as male, or questioning their gender. 
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

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 & 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.
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

MTF Discussion Group

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

Transgender Discussion Group

A discussion and support group for transgender and trans-questioning folks, ages 18 and up. losed to non transgender persons except the last Saturday of the month. Potluck once a month.
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

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.
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, 7-8:45pm

L3: Ladies, Laughter & Literature

A book club for LBT women, always open for new members.
3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Lesbian Meet Up

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

SPECTRUM

An open discussion social group for LGBT women of color 18 & older. For more information, email women@thecentersd.org.

Youth Groups

For more information, email hyc@thecentersd.org.

Common Ground

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

Free Flow

An open discussion group for youth to discuss variety of sometimes difficult subjects, including relationships, hardships, school, identity, family and other topics of interest. Free Flow provides a space for youth to engage with each other in a healthy and supportive manner in a safe and welcoming environment.
Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm 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