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for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY SOCIAL ACTIVITY RESOURCES

  • Actively Out
    www.activelyout.com
    info@activelyout.comNetworking, professional development and social events for LGBT professionals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • THE BILLYS
    707-462-0766
    Website:  http://www.billyclub.org
    The mission of the The Billys is to foster community, intimacy and personal exploration among gay, bi and queer men through shared values and heart-centered brotherhood.   The Billys have many events during the year including a number of gatherings in rural settings in Northern California as well as pot lucks and heart circles in San Francisco, Sonoma County and the East Bay.  
  • California Men's Gatherings (CMG)
    www.thecmg.org
    Extended weekend retreats in both Northern and Southern California, as well as local activities, workshops, parties, hikes, massage, heart circles. A very diverse group of men. Buddy system for new guys.
  • Chiacchieroni: Club di lingua italiana
    Chiacchieroni-SF@yahoogroups.com
    An Italian language speaking social group with monthly meetings where people come to socialize and practice their Italian. Meets monthly (usually last Friday) at members' homes to practice speaking Italian and share pot luck refreshments. All ability levels welcome. Email for dates and locations and/or to join. 
  • The Community Initiative
    253-R Market Street,
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    415.820.9606
    www.thecommunityinitiative.org
    info@thecommunityinitiative.org
    A socially activist organization of San Francisco queer men bringing the many different communities of gay men together through activism, ongoing activities and events.
  • Diablo Dancers
    PO Box 4423,
    Walnut Creek, 94596
    Phone: 925/945-7949
    Web site: www.diablo-dancers.org
    Email: info@diablo-dancers.org
    LGBTQ Square Dance club dancing weekly in Contra Costa.  Lessons, potlucks, outings, etc.
  • DISCOVERY Community, Inc.
    2215R Market St, PMB 282
    SF, CA 94114
    415-419-3559
    www.discovery-community.org/
    An all volunteer organization whose mission is to provide gay and bisexual men ongoing opportunities for social connection, personal growth, and community development.  The organization is committed to being inclusive, and thus strives to keep events affordable to men from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.  Some activities in CCC.
  • EAST BAY NETWORK
  • http://www.eastbaynetwork.org
    East Bay Network (EBN) is an active organization dedicated to providing a social environment, activities and information for the adult gay, lesbian, bisexual community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. EBN has over 160 members which includes singles and couples of all ages and ethnicities. With over 100 scheduled events each year, we provide many opportunities for members to interact socially with one another. We also co-sponsor and participate in events with other social groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of our annual social events include: Summer pool parties, Year-round potlucks and picnics,Game nights, Weekend camping trips, House boating, White-water rafting, Local theater, arts and museums, and International travel adventures. EBN events are open to members and non-members.
  • FIRST FRIDAYS
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eastbayguys
    If you would like to receive a reminder of the “First Friday” social gatherings for gay men in the East Bay, plus an occasional reminder of other events in the East Bay that build community among gay men here, go to the following Yahoo group site and join up (this is a moderated group-your email address is hidden and the list is used for no other purpose)  FYI, this is a separate group from East Bay Gay Guys Parties and they have completely separate email lists.
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
    415.282.GAPA
    www.gapa.org
    Dedicated to furthering the interests of gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, developing a positive collective identity and establishing a supportive community. Many local events and activities are offered.
  • GAY FUTURE DADS
    Call Lee Tierney at 510-337-1533 for info.
    Gay Future Dads (GFD) is a social group for gay men interested in parenting. GFD consists primarily of single men, as well as couples, considering having children or who already have children. GFD meets every other month at members’ homes in a casual atmosphere to share information and socialize.
  • HUSBANDS OUT TO THEIR WIVES
    Contact Ken at svnupsf@gmail.com for more info.
    Husbands Out to their Wives (HOW) Is a support group for married Gay or Bisexual men who either have or intend to come out to their wives.  The only requirement is that a husband has made a commitment to themselves that it is necessary both for their personal well-being and absolute honesty with their wives to come out as a Gay or Bisexual man.  
  • MAX (Men's Associated Exchange)
    www.maxonline.org
    Fraternal organization dedicated to providing fun, open, diverse and welcoming community through social and philanthropic events. Regular TGIF cocktail parties. Meets in San Francisco and around the Bay area.
  • Midlife Gay Men
    866.668.4634
    mgm-mhr@onebox.com
    Support and social activities for men 50+.
  • Oaktown 8's     
    PO Box 1370,
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    Ph: 510-232-4264 ext: 16
    Email: oaktown8s@aol.com
    GLBT square dance club.
  • Q Comedy in SF & Worldwide
    www.qcomedy.com/

  • Radical Faeries
    www.radfae.org/

    Gay men who look for a spiritual dimension to our sexuality; many of us are healers of one kind or another. Our shared values include feminism, respect for the Earth, and individual responsibility rather than hierarchy. Many of us are Pagan (nature-based religion).
  • Regular guys
    www.regularguys.org
    info@regularguys.org
    Regular guys is a sports and social group for masculine gay and bi men in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • SF Bay Area LARK Rail Fansc/o Prime Timers
    PO Box 426741,
    San Francisco, CA 94142
    415.552.6641
    Association of gay men with interests in all forms of rail transportation. Monthly activities.
  • Trikone
    www.trikone.org
    Supportive empowering and non-judgmental environment where LGBT South Asians can meet, make connections, and proudly promote awareness and acceptance.

SF BAY AREA SOCIAL ACTIVITY RESOURCES

  • Actively Out
    www.activelyout.com
    info@activelyout.com
    Networking, professional development and social events for LGBT professionals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Bears of San Francisco
    www.bosf.org/woof/home
    Non-profit organization serving the Bay Area Bear community. Information about BOSF, local Bear-related events and activities as well as tourist and visitor information.
  • Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
    408.293.2429;
    www.defrank.org
    Provides community, leadership, advocacy, support and services to the Silicon Valley LGBT community and their allies. Programs include social activities, youth leadership development, nutritious lunches for seniors, support groups, individual counseling and HIV testing.
  • Castro Country Club
    405 18th Street (off Castro),
    San Francisco, CA
    415.552.6102
    www.castrocountryclub.org
    manager@castrocountryclub.org
    A place where people meet, hang out, and socialize in an alternative atmosphere to the bar scene.
  • Castro Lions Club San Francisco
    www.castrolionsclubsf.org
    Lesbian and Gay chapter of Lions international. Public membership foundation of men and women devoted to community service. Visitors always welcome.
  • The Community Initiative
    253-R Market Street,
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    415.820.9606
    www.thecommunityinitiative.org
    info@thecommunityinitiative.org
    A socially activist organization of San Francisco queer men bringing the many different communities of gay men together through activism, ongoing activities and events.
  • Discovery Community
    www.discovery-community.org
    Opportunities for gay and bisexual men to develop a strong sense of community and to experience personal growth in a non-judgmental atmosphere through weekend retreats, local events and social activities.
  • Diversity Center
    Santa Cruz, CA
    831.425.5422;
    www.diversitycenter.org
    Offers a drop-in safe space, peer groups, potlucks, job and housing referrals, business and resource information, a lending library and more.
  • Freewheelers Car Club
    www.thefreewheelers.net/

    Meets monthly for car cruises, shows, tech meets, holiday party for the fun of owning, restoring and enjoying vintage cars.
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
    415.282.GAPA
    www.gapa.org
    Dedicated to furthering the interests of gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, developing a positive collective identity and establishing a supportive community. Many local events and activities are offered
  • KidSpace at the Center
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org/kidspace.php
    KidSpace is the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center’s free, high-quality drop-in childcare service. In addition to childcare on evenings and weekends, KidSpace brings fun and educational programming to the bay area’s LGBT families.
  • Leathermen's Discussion Group
    415.820.1598
    www.sfldg.org
    Events and programs for men interested in BDSM, fetish, kink and leathersex.
  • MAX (Men's Associated Exchange)
    www.maxonline.org
    Fraternal organization dedicated to providing fun, open, diverse and welcoming community through social and philanthropic events. Regular TGIF cocktail parties. Meets in San Francisco and around the Bay area.
  • Men of Discipline
    PO Box 14834,
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    www.menofdiscipline.org/commandcentral.html
    modsf@menofdiscipline.com
    An alternative Leather and Uniform Fraternity for gay men who are serious about BDSM, the Leather Lifestyle, and who practice discipline in their daily lives.
  • Midlife Gay Men
    866.668.4634
    mgm-mhr@onebox.com
    Support and social activities for men 50+.
  • Pacific Friends of San Francisco
    www.gapa.org/Links/links_index.html

    Social organization advocating friendship and cross-cultural understanding amongst gay Asians/Pacific Islanders
  • Positive Images
    707.568.5830;
    www.posimages.org
    Provides advocacy, support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and young adults age 12 to 25. Its mission is to nurture a positive self image and foster clear understanding of diversity in sexual and gender identity.
  • Qnection
    www.Qnection.org
    A volunteer run, self-funded and independent San Francisco activities and discussion group for gay, bi, trans, queer, and questioning men in their 20s and 30s.
  • QuickTricks Bridge Club
    150 Eureka Street,
    San Francisco, CA
    415.824.6848
    www.quicktricks.org
    Meets Mon and Tues evenings. Open to all players
  • Radical Faeries
    www.radfae.org
    Gay men who look for a spiritual dimension to our sexuality; many of us are healers of one kind or another. Our shared values include feminism, respect for the Earth, and individual responsibility rather than hierarchy. Many of us are Pagan (nature-based religion).
  • San Francisco Gay Culture Club
    groups.yahoo.com/group/sfgaycultureclub
    For gay men 21-35 wanting to explore the Bay Area arts scene. Trips to the symphony, opera, concerts, musicals, museums, theatres, movies or just enjoy conversations over coffee.
  • San Francisco Kindred Nudists
    www.skins.cc/

    is a non-sexual, gay, gay-friendly, & bisexual nudists club for men.
  • San Francisco Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
    415.865.5555;
    www.sfcenter.org
    Home to a dynamic range of organizations and activities that support the needs of LGBT individuals of every race, gender, age, sexuality and socioeconomic status.
  • San Francisco Leather and Bear
    www.sfleatherandbear.com
    Online resource for leathermen and bears. Information and entertainment resources, links to Leather, Motorcycle and Uniform Clubs and details on events and activities of interest to leathermen and bears.
  • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
    www.thesisters.org
    Order of queer nuns devoted to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. Many local events all year.
  • SNAP (San Francisco Newcomers' Assistance Program)
    LGBT Center,
    1800 Market Street,
    San Francisco, CA
    415.865.5615
    SNAP@sfcenter.org
    Buddy program, referrals, counseling, workshops and forums for gay and bi men who are new to San Francisco.
  • Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
    415.457.1115;
    www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org
    Strengthens, mobilizes and serves LGBT and questioning people in Marin and Sonoma counties; promotes acceptance, understanding and full inclusion.
  • Strength in Numbers (SIN)
    www.sinsf.org
    Connecting poz guys together in fun, joyous events. Also provides a safe space where members share information about medical and HIV services and medications, and even a little gossip to keep things light.
  • TransGender San Francisco
    415.839.9448;
    www.tgsf.org
    Provides a safe setting and support services for transgender people and educational materials for the transgender community and the general public.
  • Thriving - Thriving in SF
    www.thrivinginsf.com
    email: info@yahoo.com
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thriving
    A bunch of folks who believe that not talking about HIV has isolated a lot of people and done damage. So they've decided to find creative ways to change that.


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