Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Santa Cruz LGBTQ Youth Meet-up

The Diversity Center (map)

Are you a LGBTQ youth between the ages of 12 - 18 who wants to join a welcoming community? Are you interested in learning the tools of activism and leadership? Are you interested in meeting other LGBTQ youth? Look no further! The Diversity Center's LGBTQ Youth Meetup is the place for you!

Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1pm-3:00pm with a youth leadership meeting from 3:00pm - 3:30pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Trans Men Peer Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum, The Diversity Center's Trans* Program has something for you. Support groups for and by trans* folks, referrals to trans* friendly providers, lively conversations about the specific ways being trans* impacts us, fun outings -- these are just some of the ways we serve you.
 

Santa Cruz Trans* Masculine group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Diversity Center. This group offers peer support and social connections. All FTM, Transmen, masculine-spectrum, butch, boi, folks questioning their gender, etc are welcome. 

For more info or questions - contact Nate at transmensgroup@diversitycenter.org.

Trans AA Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The Diversity Center's new Trans A.A. group serves to provide a self-supporting environment for trans folks who are seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery, treatment, and sobriety. Together, in a completely confidential setting at the Diversity Center, we can assist you in accomplishing your goal of living a life without alcohol.

Gay and Bi Men HIV Testing

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project (map)

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is offering free and anonymous HIV testing for men who have sex with men. 

Testing is offered every Wednesday. For more information, call 831-427-3900 or visit their website at http://www.encompasscs.org/community-support-services/get-tested

Free Movie Night at the Del Mar: Gen Silent

The Del Mar Theatre (map)

Gen Silent is a documentary, told through the eyes of six LGBT seniors in Boston. Isolated and reluctant to ask for help, some LGBT aging people go back to hiding their sexuality or gender identity to survive.

Free admission (Registration is required, reserve your ticket at hospicesantacruz.org)

Join us for a follow up discussion about the importance of continued inclusiveness and safe spaces for LGBT individuals. As Maddux says in the film’s trailer: “If we are saying ‘come out and be filled with pride,’ then it is our responsibility that that continues right through their last day.”

This event is proudly supported by the City of Santa Cruz, Landmark Theatres, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, and The Diversity Center.

https://www.hospicesantacruz.org/community-education/movie-night/

For more info, contact Vanessa Silverstein  vsilverstein@hospicesantacruz.org

Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Santa Cruz LGBTQ Youth Meet-up

The Diversity Center (map)

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum, The Diversity Center's Trans* Program has something for you. Support groups for and by trans* folks, referrals to trans* friendly providers, lively conversations about the specific ways being trans* impacts us, fun outings -- these are just some of the ways we serve you.

Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings.

For more information, contact us at 831-425-5422

Queer Men's Pre-Pride Purple Party

Curt and MO's house (map)

Indoor/backyard party. Raffle prizes! 

All gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, and allies welcome 18 and over welcome!

BYOB and food to share.

$10-$100 donation at the door goes to the Pride Committee, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

You must be 21 to drink alcohol.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/428038114220452/

For more info, contact Curt Keyer

Phone: (831) 419-1646

Email: scruzcurt@gmail.com

Santa Cruz Pride

Sign up to march with a Diversity Center Contingent here

Join our 2017 Grand Marshals and a wide variety of contingents making up the largest LGBTQ+ Pride parade on the Central Coast. In this queer visibility action, members of our Santa Cruz community - organizations, allies, supportive groups, churches, candidates, ensembles, performers, parents, children - will show pride, activism, enthusiasm and love.

Santa Cruz Pride strives to promote our visibility and increase our feelings of self-esteem while providing a common ground for exchanging information, building community and having fun. This day celebrates our positive contributions, our diverse sexualities, our cultures, our families, our accomplishments, our individuality and our ongoing struggle for civil rights and liberation.

For more information, or if you have a question, email the Parade Coordinator. 

 

 

Trans AA Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The Diversity Center's new Trans A.A. group serves to provide a self-supporting environment for trans folks who are seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery, treatment, and sobriety. Together, in a completely confidential setting at the Diversity Center, we can assist you in accomplishing your goal of living a life without alcohol.

Transgender Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings. All transgender folks are welcome to attend. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Barbara Chambers at transgroup@diversitycenter.org

Gay and Bi Men HIV Testing

Santa Cruz AIDS Project (map)

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is offering free and anonymous HIV testing for men who have sex with men. 

Testing is offered every Wednesday. For more information, call 831-427-3900 or visit their website at http://www.encompasscs.org/community-support-services/get-tested

Rainbow Veterans Meeting

The Diversity Center (map)

Our Rainbow Veterans Group is an open support group that welcomes all LGBTIQ+ and Straight Veterans, Active military and their Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies (SOFFAS)

For more info contact Angel Cruz

Phone: (832) 334-3691

Email: rainbowvets@diversitycenter.org

Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Santa Cruz LGBTQ Youth Meet-up

The Diversity Center (map)

Are you a LGBTQ youth between the ages of 12 - 18 who wants to join a welcoming community? Are you interested in learning the tools of activism and leadership? Are you interested in meeting other LGBTQ youth? Look no further! The Diversity Center's LGBTQ Youth Meetup is the place for you!

Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1pm-3:00pm with a youth leadership meeting from 3:00pm - 3:30pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

60 Plus Gay Men's Social

Private Home (map)

Our bimonthly senior men's social will be held in Watsonville. Appetizers will be served. $5 donation requested. Call the Center 425-5422 ext 108 if you need the address.

Trans Men Peer Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum, The Diversity Center's Trans* Program has something for you. Support groups for and by trans* folks, referrals to trans* friendly providers, lively conversations about the specific ways being trans* impacts us, fun outings -- these are just some of the ways we serve you.
 

Santa Cruz Trans* Masculine group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Diversity Center. This group offers peer support and social connections. All FTM, Transmen, masculine-spectrum, butch, boi, folks questioning their gender, etc are welcome. 

For more info or questions - contact Nate at transmensgroup@diversitycenter.org.

Trans AA Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The Diversity Center's new Trans A.A. group serves to provide a self-supporting environment for trans folks who are seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery, treatment, and sobriety. Together, in a completely confidential setting at the Diversity Center, we can assist you in accomplishing your goal of living a life without alcohol.

PFLAG SCC Coffee and Conversation

Peace United Church of Christ (map)

Please join us at our PFLAG meeting for coffee and conversation.  Everyone is welcome as we strive to more fully meet the needs of parents, family, friends and members of the LGBTQ community. We welcome your support and participation.

Organization's Website: http://www.pflagscc.org

Organization's Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/PFLAGSCC

GenderQueer Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of GenderQueer/Non-Binary/Agender/GenderFluid/PolyGender, etc. The group also welcomes those who want to explore their identity, but who may not need or want to classify themselves. All individuals are encouraged to explore their individual selves, without concern or pressure that the next step need be ‘transitioning,’ and without concern about fitting into other people's definitions. Make up your own! The Diversity Center's GenderQueer Peer Support Group provides a supportive and interactive experience at the center. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Sean Senechal at genderqueer@diversitycenter.org

Gay and Bi Men HIV Testing

Santa Cruz AIDS Project (map)

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is offering free and anonymous HIV testing for men who have sex with men. 

Testing is offered every Wednesday. For more information, call 831-427-3900 or visit their website at http://www.encompasscs.org/community-support-services/get-tested

Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Santa Cruz LGBTQ Youth Meet-up

The Diversity Center (map)

Are you a LGBTQ youth between the ages of 12 - 18 who wants to join a welcoming community? Are you interested in learning the tools of activism and leadership? Are you interested in meeting other LGBTQ youth? Look no further! The Diversity Center's LGBTQ Youth Meetup is the place for you!

Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1pm-3:00pm with a youth leadership meeting from 3:00pm - 3:30pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Trans AA Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The Diversity Center's new Trans A.A. group serves to provide a self-supporting environment for trans folks who are seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery, treatment, and sobriety. Together, in a completely confidential setting at the Diversity Center, we can assist you in accomplishing your goal of living a life without alcohol.

Transgender Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings. All transgender folks are welcome to attend. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Barbara Chambers at transgroup@diversitycenter.org

Gay and Bi Men HIV Testing

Santa Cruz AIDS Project (map)

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is offering free and anonymous HIV testing for men who have sex with men. 

Testing is offered every Wednesday. For more information, call 831-427-3900 or visit their website at http://www.encompasscs.org/community-support-services/get-tested

Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Santa Cruz LGBTQ Youth Meet-up

The Diversity Center (map)

Are you a LGBTQ youth between the ages of 12 - 18 who wants to join a welcoming community? Are you interested in learning the tools of activism and leadership? Are you interested in meeting other LGBTQ youth? Look no further! The Diversity Center's LGBTQ Youth Meetup is the place for you!

Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1pm-3:00pm with a youth leadership meeting from 3:00pm - 3:30pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Trans Girls Group (12-18)

The Diversity Center (map)

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum, The Diversity Center's Trans* Program has something for you. Support groups for and by trans* folks, referrals to trans* friendly providers, lively conversations about the specific ways being trans* impacts us, fun outings -- these are just some of the ways we serve you.

Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings.

For more information, contact us at 831-425-5422

Trans Men Peer Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum, The Diversity Center's Trans* Program has something for you. Support groups for and by trans* folks, referrals to trans* friendly providers, lively conversations about the specific ways being trans* impacts us, fun outings -- these are just some of the ways we serve you.
 

Santa Cruz Trans* Masculine group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Diversity Center. This group offers peer support and social connections. All FTM, Transmen, masculine-spectrum, butch, boi, folks questioning their gender, etc are welcome. 

For more info or questions - contact Nate at transmensgroup@diversitycenter.org.

Trans AA Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The Diversity Center's new Trans A.A. group serves to provide a self-supporting environment for trans folks who are seeking assistance with their substance use. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery, treatment, and sobriety. Together, in a completely confidential setting at the Diversity Center, we can assist you in accomplishing your goal of living a life without alcohol.

Diversity Center Board Meeting

Baskin and Grant Law Offices (map)

Are you interested in learning about the Diversity Center's direction and its future? Attend a board meeting and listen in on what the center's leadership has in store for it. Community members are welcome to sit in from 6pm-7:30pm.

GenderQueer Support Group

The Diversity Center (map)

The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of GenderQueer/Non-Binary/Agender/GenderFluid/PolyGender, etc. The group also welcomes those who want to explore their identity, but who may not need or want to classify themselves. All individuals are encouraged to explore their individual selves, without concern or pressure that the next step need be ‘transitioning,’ and without concern about fitting into other people's definitions. Make up your own! The Diversity Center's GenderQueer Peer Support Group provides a supportive and interactive experience at the center. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Sean Senechal at genderqueer@diversitycenter.org

Gay and Bi Men HIV Testing

Santa Cruz AIDS Project (map)

The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is offering free and anonymous HIV testing for men who have sex with men. 

Testing is offered every Wednesday. For more information, call 831-427-3900 or visit their website at http://www.encompasscs.org/community-support-services/get-tested

Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-up

First Christian Church (map)

Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 - 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose!

For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422x104 or email youth@diversitycenter.org

If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!

Camp OUT (ages 12-18)

Camp OUT (ages 12-18)

Pack your bags and get ready for a weekend in the woods with Camp OUT!

This transformative leadership camp-out is focused on giving youth tools for self-empowerment,  and skills and techniques to succeed socially and at school.

What do we do at Camp OUT? Our group of volunteer counselors line-up engaging workshops and team building activities for all our youth. S'more-making, tie-dye and talent shows are all part of the mix too! Sign up today!

Camp OUT,  which takes place Friday August 4th - Sunday August 6th,  is for middle and high school youth ages 12-18. Sliding scale donation $1 - $150 Register here.

Questions? Concerns? Email Youth Program Coordinators Jamie Joy and Alex Santana Jr at: youth@diversitycenter.org. Or, call us at: 831-425-5422 x104

60Plus Luncheon

Inner Light Ministries (map)

We happily host a 60Plus Luncheon five times a year: January, March, May, September and November. We start with social time and a yummy lunch followed up with a talk about an important topic of interest to LGBTQ+ seniors or some light entertainment. A great way to help you digest! In an effort to keep the cost as low as possible we ask you to pay $7 - but only if you're able. No pressure. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

60Plus Luncheon

Inner Light Ministries (map)

We happily host a 60Plus Luncheon five times a year: January, March, May, September and November. We start with social time and a yummy lunch followed up with a talk about an important topic of interest to LGBTQ+ seniors or some light entertainment. A great way to help you digest! In an effort to keep the cost as low as possible we ask you to pay $7 - but only if you're able. No pressure. We look forward to seeing you!