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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 Tiana Vargas at 619.692.2077 x212, families@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.

Connections & Conversations

This workshop series focuses on building skills and knowledge for parents and guardians to advocate and support their LGBTQ+ youth and loved ones. For more inforation, email families@thecentersd.org.
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30pm

TransParents
Parents and/or guardians of transgender or non-conforming youth are invited to a safe and brave space to find community and discuss how to lovingly support their youth. For more information, email families@thecentersd.org.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

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

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 relating to issues of grief and loss. Group encompasses all issues relating to loss including: divorce seperation, loss of friendship, employment, loss of pets. For more information, contact Heather at  hmarinokibbee@thecentersd.org.
1st, 2nd & 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

The CDC estimates that over one-quarter of all HIV/AIDS patients are over 50 years old. If you are 50 years or better and living with HIV, then this discussion group is just for you!  Discuss the topics that interest you most. Discover how to feel your best. Socialize with others who can relate. Join us for this lively discussion group to connect, to learn, and to have fun. This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon.
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

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

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 x208 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

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

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: Lavender Literary Lounge

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

Youth Groups

For more information, email hyc@thecentersd.org.

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

This weekly discussion group is a space to discuss and process current events, and topics around gender and sexuality. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Gender Identity Group @ HYC

This is a closed discussion group for youth identifying as transgender, non-binary, or questioning their gender. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
Ages 10-13 /// Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
Ages 14-18 /// Fridays 8:00-9:00pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Womxn & Femininity Group /// Ages 14-18

This is a closed group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 identifying as female, trans woman, or femme to share space, stories, discussions, and community related to the feminine experience. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Men & Masculinity Group @ HYC /// Ages 14-18

This is a closed group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 identifying as male, trans man, or masc to share space, stories, discussions, and community related to the masculine experience. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month 7pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

Common Ground @ HYC /// Ages 14-18

This weekly discussion group is a space to discuss and process current events and topics around gender and sexuality. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
Wednesdays, 8pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

South Bay Club House /// Ages 14-18

South Bay Clubhouse is a weekly affirming drop-in space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 to meet each other, hang out, chat, and participate in fun social activities. For more information contact hyc@thecentersd.org. *** Thursday, May 24 is the last session before Summer Break!
Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm at Chula Vista Youth Center, 465 L St., Chula Vista, CA 91911 *Next to the CVHS Baseball Fields

Queer POC Group @ HYC /// Ages 14-18

This is a closed group for LGBTQ+ youth of color to share space, stories, discussions, and community related to their experience in society as people of color. For more information contact kdaelyn@thecentersd.org.
3rd Friday, 7-8pm at Hillcrest Youth Center