More than safe and welcome… but thriving.
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 LGBTQ community. All groups are free and welcome new participants that are part of the group’s focus.
The Center also provides low or no-cost meeting space for groups and community partners.
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 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center.
A group of senior LGBTQ 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 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. Please register to our group on meetup.com in order to receive announcements of upcoming meetings and cancellations.
All LGBTQ 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!
We meet at a local coffee shop at 812 21st Street, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
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 on the second and fourth Fridays at the Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Who can attend: All individuals who identify as people of color are welcome at this group.
Embrace Support Group provides a safe and life-affirming social network opportunities for LGBTQ 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. Embrace’s goal is to support as many of the estimated 5,000+ LGBTQ 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.
Embrace is open to anyone affected by HIV/AIDS.
The monthly potluck is the first Saturday of each month, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Center.
The Transgender 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 every 2nd Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and every 4th Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm. (Upstairs Conference Room)
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 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Lambda Lounge and is open to those ages 20-29.
If you love hearts not parts, join us every 2nd Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the pancake breakfast group for pansexuals.
This group is for any adult (18+) who identifies as pansexual, bisexual, omnisexual, or questioning. For any persons under 18, please check out our youth programs for support and additional groups.
12-Step Support Groups
The Center is happy to host several different LGBT focused 12 step recovery groups. The LGBTQ 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 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Sundays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
at the Lambda Lounge.
Midtown Alcoholics Anonymous Meets 7 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lambda Lounge.
Crystal Meth Anonymous meets every Friday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lambda Room.
Unwired- Crystal Meth Anonymous meets every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lambda Room.
Wholesale Miracles meets at the Lambda Room from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Please arrive on time as the Center is locked to the public after 6 p.m.
Love & Sex Anonymous Group meets at the Lambda Lounge from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.
NicotineAnonymous Group meets at the Lambda Lounge from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.