Peer Support Programs

Our peer support groups link people with a shared life experience. Our belief is that folks that share similar life experience can lift each other up and help each other thrive.

Please review our Program Policy below:

This is a safe space and a brave space.

Be honest about your feelings and thoughts.

Use “I” statements to express yourself.

 

Take turns speaking and listen attentively. Don't interrupt others.

Keep your comments relevant so everyone can participate.

Turn off or silence all notifications on any devices you have and step out if you must take a call.

 

Demonstrate respect of cultural differences and diversity of views.

No one is better than another – we are all equal with different perspectives and lenses.

Respect confidentiality. Do not share identifying details about other members after leaving this space.

 

During our time here on Zoom, we will have certain rules specific to online communication.

 

Please do not screen share without permission from the facilitator.

 

Please do not share inappropriate images, words, or other content either in the chat, in your background, or through screen sharing. (Inappropriate content includes but is not limited to: pornography, discriminatory words/phrases or imagery, threats to body or mind of another or self, ableism, racism, ethnophobia, biphobia, transphobia, homophobia, classism, or sexism.)

 

Members may be removed from the meetings at the host(s) discretion. 

 

Breaking the rules may result in removal from this group, per the hosts' discretion, and you will not be allowed to participate in any other peer support groups through the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center.

 

Thank you,

 

SGV LGBTQ Center

info@sgvlgbtq.org

Bi+ Peer Support Group

 

7:00 - 9:00pm

Monthly on the last Friday

The Bi+ Support Group is facilitated by Steven Reese (pronouns he/him/his), born and raised the San Gabriel Valley and a life-long Bisexual.

 

The Bi+ Peer Support Group is a safe place for all persons who self-identify as Bisexual, Bi-Curious, Bi-Romantic, Demi-Sexual, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Poly-Sexual, Poly-Romantic, Omnisexual, Multi-Sexual, Fluid or Queer to come together and discuss all things related to the wonderful worlds of identity, attraction, community and sexuality.

 

Allies are most certainly welcome as are folks of all sexual identities, genders and preferences who wish to learn more about what it means to be “Bi”. 

 

For more information, contact Steven at (909) 270-7677 or bohemiascr@aol.com

Chatty Crafties

 

7:00 – 9:00pm

Monthly on the first Thursday

Join us for Chatty Crafties the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-9pm. We’ll be crafting and chatting on Zoom! Bring in a craft and join the conversation. The meeting ID will be sent earlier that day to all those that wish to receive it via email.

 

To be added to the list, please contact mel@sgvlgbtq.org 

Disability Justice

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Monthly on the second Wednesday

Disability Justice is a safe space for discussing the intersection between being LGBTQIA+ and having a disability or learning difference and how we can grow and learn together. Meetings occur digitally from 7 pm-9 pm on the second Wednesday of the month beginning.

 

For more information, contact Renee at renee.oliver80@gmail.com.

Non-Binary Support Group

 

7:00 – 9:00pm

Monthly on the fourth Tuesday

The Non-Binary Peer Support Group strives to create a safe and brave space for all non-binary, gender non-conforming, and transgender folx. This group is designed for us to come together and support each other by sharing our experiences, emotions, and challenges. When you’re here with us, you can always be yourself! Meetings occur digitally on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm. The Non-Binary Peer Support Group is hosted by Gia James (they/them/theirs) and Kat (she/they).

 

Contact giajames@sgvlgbtq or kat@sgvlgbtq.org

QTPOCC (Queer and Trans People of Color Collective)

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Monthly on the third Wednesday

The QTPOCC is for queer and/or trans people of color to discuss the intersections of race and our LGBTQ+ identities. By acknowledging the world we live in through an open dialogue we welcome growth for our community and ourselves.  Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. QTPOCC is hosted by Camila (she/her/ella).

Contact camila@sgvlgbtq.org for more information

Seniors' Coffee Chat

 

10:00am – 12:00pm

Monthly on the first and third Saturday

Location: Park TBA

 

If you're over 50, you're invited to the SGV LGBTQ Center's Senior Program, "Young Once, but Not Over the Hill!" meeting first and third Saturdays at 10 a.m.

 

We hold two coffees and two lunches each month along with other outings from time to time. The LGBT Seniors Group facilitator is Bruce (he/him/his).

Seniors' Sack Lunch

 

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Monthly on the second and fourth Friday

Location: Park TBA

 

The LGBT Senior Group is a place to meet and visit with other LGBT Seniors. The LGBT Seniors Group hosts socially distanced in-person gatherings in a park once a month. The LGBT Seniors Group facilitator is Bruce (he/him/his). Senior Sack Lunches are on the second and fourth Friday of the month at noon.

If you have questions, please contact christensen.bruce@icloud.com.

TGI* Peer Support Group (Formerly Transgender PSG) 

 

7:00 – 9:00pm

Monthly on the first Monday

A peer support group for the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center's TGI* community to form connections in the era of social distancing. An online model has allowed this group to become more accessible, in many ways. All gender diverse folks are welcome! 

 

Hosted the First Monday of every month. Peer support group is facilitated Camila Camaleón, a longtime community member of the San Gabriel Valley.

 

**Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex (TGI*)

Contact camila@sgvlgbtq.org for more information

Unified Sibs and Allies

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Monthly on the second Saturday

Unified Sibs is a group for all supportive siblings/sibling figures of the LGBTQIA+ to come together in support of each other and their siblings. In addition to times of discussion and learning there will also be opportunities for creating/sharing crafts and events that involve the supported siblings joining their supporters. Unified Sibs is facilitated by Rene(e) (she/her/hers), who is both a supportIVE and supportED sibling. All sibs, allies, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome!

For questions please email: unifiedsibs@gmail.com 

Volunteer Meeting

 

10:00am - 11:00am

Monthly on the third Saturdays

Join us for SGV LGBTQ Center Volunteer Training!

 

What: Learn about how you can help the mission and vision of the SGV LGBTQ Center become a reality! Please fill out the volunteer interest form here: https://goo.gl/forms/AeOccAfXoMTNEnrk2

Whether you want to volunteer as needed or more regularly we have opportunities for you to be involved in your community.

 

Volunteer Groups include:

- Communications

- Volunteer

- Events Planning

- Outreach 

- Fundraising

- Grants Writing

- General Volunteering

Contact volunteer@sgvlgbtq.org with any questions

Groups currently on hiatus

For updates regarding the following groups, please follow us @SGVLGBTQ  or email us at info@sgvlgbtq.org

Connecting with Pride (Youth Group)

On hiatus

Keep your eye open for new developments early 2022! Please note that all of our programming is all ages should anything else look interesting. Submit questions or update requests to:

programs-committee@sgvlgbtq.org  

Gayme Night 

On hiatus

A monthly game night for all people in the LGBTQ+ community.  The group is designed to create an open and safe space for everyone under the rainbow to come together and support one another through discussion and fun activities. Games vary from meeting to meeting. All gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome.

Men's Group Monthly Meeting

 

On hiatus

To empower gay men and provide a sense of community and support where we can talk about issues unique to gay men's lives: male/male romance, surviving homophobia, coming out -- and beyond.