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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 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

programs@sgvlgbtq.org

All in person programming is held at 12127 Elliott Ave. El Monte, CA 91732

Cowork & Kiki

7:00 – 9:00pm

Monthly on the first Thursday

Join us for Cowork & Kiki, a community space to work and create! Bring your projects, crafts, assignments, etc and get some work done in community. This group is held via Zoom.

Contact: mel@sgvlgbtq.org 

Gayme Night

7:00 – 9:00pm

Monthly on the third Thursday

Join us for a night of board games and fun! This all ages event is held in our space at Mountain View Park!

Sage Coffee Chat

10:00am - 12:00pm

Monthly on the third Saturday

The Sage Coffee Chat at the SGV LGBTQ Center is designed for those aged 50+ who are looking for a community. We plan to hold field trips and add resources/activities as the group evolves and needs are identified. Our seniors are an intricate part of our legacy and having a safe place for our elders is important to the center.  

SGV Reading Club

12:00 – 2:00pm

Monthly on the fourth Sunday

The SGV Reading Club is a community group dedicated to share in the joy of reading! Join us at Mountain View Park in El Monte, where you can read in our air conditioned space or enjoy some fresh air out in the tree-filled park. Bring your own book or visit our library!

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! This group is held via zoom.

Contact programs@sgvlgbtq.org for more info

Monthly Queer Social

7:00 - 9:00pm

Monthly on the last Friday at The Center

Monthly Queer Social is an opportunity for folks across the San Gabriel Valley to gather and enjoy a night of music, community, and good vibes. Karaoke included! The MQS happens on the last Saturday of each month from 7 to 9 PM. Dress code: Fabulous!

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