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The Center strives to ensure that everyone can find a place where they feel safe, welcome and needed. The Center’s diverse menu of community groups reflect the desire by providing peer support to marginalized populations within the LGBT community. All groups are free and welcome new participants that are part of the group’s focus.
Current groups are listed below. ✉ E-mail Kira Schetter for details or to start a new group.
The Center also provides low- or no-cost meeting space for groups and community partners. 🔎 View rental reservation and rental information.
The Coming Out Support Group focuses on the many emotions and experiences associated with coming out as LGBTQ. There is no single right way to come out or if to come out at all. Meets Wednesdays from 7-8pm at the Center.
✉ E-mail the group facilitator for details.
Started by LGBT parents who wished the Girl Scout experience for their daughters, Girl Scout Rainbow Troup #2384 builds girls of courage, confidence and character to help make the world a better place. This inclusive group welcomes all ages is a “crunchy,” laid-back, open minded, alternative family and LGBT-friendly group made up of members all around the Sacramento area!
The Troop meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at 2 p.m. at the Center.
✉ E-mail the troop leader for more information.
A group of senior LGBT individuals committed to meeting regularly for the sole purpose of enriching the group through sharing insights, experiences and wisdom from what we’re doing presently with our lives and what we’ve done during our lifetimes. Golden Grounds meets in the Center’s Lambda Lounge on the third Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m.
All LGBT seniors who are interested in living up to their full potential are welcome. Please come with your visionary hats on, your bucket list if you have one, and your secrets for a happy, healthy, productive and prosperous life!
✉ E-mail our groups coordinator for details.
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The Men’s Discussion Group provides a space where anyone who identifies as male can feel comfortable expressing themselves about any and all issues faced by GBTQ men. The group provides a welcoming environment that is free of agendas to explore issues and socialize in a nonjudgmental manner.
The group is open to anyone who identifies as male and meets Mondays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Center.
This is a safe space for LGBTQQIA-POC community members to come and engage in a dialogue about relevant issues–where anything and everything can be discussed without feeling judged. All individuals who identify as people of color are welcome at this group to gain support, insight and find a general sense of community and family. This group meets the second and fourth Sunday from 3-4 p.m.
Who can attend: All individuals who identify as people of color are welcome at this group.
✉ E-mail the group facilitator for details.
The Strength in Numbers (SIN) Group provides a safe and life-affirming social network opportunities for LGBT persons living with HIV/AIDS and their allies throughout the Sacramento Valley through camaraderie, education and activities.
This group has a significant online community presence and a monthly potluck. SIN’s goal is to support as many of the estimated 5,000+ LGBT persons in the region with HIV and AIDS and their allies through free or low-cost social activities, harm reduction and stigma and discrimination education; and resource and referral services so that all people are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
SIN is open to anyone affected by HIV/AIDS.
The monthly potluck is the first Saturday of each month, 6-9 p.m., at the Center.
The Trans* Support Group unites people who identify as transgender, gender-queer or non-binary to provide, share and discuss transition-related information and resources; and to create a setting for developing social connections.
Anyone struggling with gender identity or gender expression, thinking about transition, looking for resources or just wanting to learn more about gender identity, expression or transition is welcome to come and discuss experiences and life-situations.
This small-group setting is all-inclusive, open to people of all genders and presentations, and at any stage of transition. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Center (Upstairs Conference Room)
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The 20-Somethings Group focuses on issues common to our community, including but not limited to socializing, networking and career development and community service involvement. The group meets Thursdays, from 8-9 p.m. in the Lambda Lounge and is open to those ages 20-29.
The group will center around individuals sharing their lived experience of being LGBTQ and having a disability. The general format will be an open discussion on any topic that an individual feels comfortable sharing with the group, but each meeting will probably start off with a check-in to see how everyone is doing. This will not be rigidly structured in order to foster an environment where the group can connect with each other without pressure and gain a space where their unique experiences are validated.
The group accepts anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderless, asexual, or anything that falls on the queer spectrum in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identity regardless of race, culture, or religious affiliation. Participants must be at least 20 years old and have a physical or developmental disability.
For questions or more information please email QAbility@saccenter.org
12-Step Support Groups
The Center is happy to host several different LGBT focused 12 step recovery groups. The LGBT population experiences a disproportionately high rate of substance abuse. It is estimated that 20-30 percent of gay and transgender people abuse substances, compared to approximately 9 percent of the general population. The Sacramento LGBT Community Center hosts addiction recovery groups each week to support a healthier community. All groups are open to anyone affected by substance abuse.
Over the Rainbow Narcotics Anonymous meets:
- Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
- Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
- Sundays, 7-8 p.m.
Midtown Alcoholics Anonymous Meets 7-8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lambda Lounge (main floor).
Crystal Meth Anonymous meets every Friday from 8 to 9 p.m.
Wholesale Miracles meets on the second floor Lambda Room from 6 to 7pm. Please arrive on time as the Center is locked to the public after 6 p.m.