Social Groups & Activities

Arcata High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Local high school group for students. Part of national GSA.
Meets every Thursday at noon in the woodshop.
Contact: Felix at felixh@suddenlink.net

College of the Redwoods Queer Student Union
Meets every Monday at 4:30pm in the Creative Arts Room #109 at College of the Redwoods during the school year.
Check out the Facebook page.
For information on meetings, contact QSU at Wtyler63@gmail.com

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Meets every Friday at 2pm at Hope Center 2933 "H" Steet (Modular Building) Corner of Wood and H Streets.
For more information, contact Trish Cottrell at (707) 840-9249. See also the discussion group: Humboldt Peer Support Group for Depression or Mood Instability

Depression Support Group
Every Monday night from 6:30-7:45pm
We are an improvement-oriented support group of community members who are seeking a greater understanding of our own depression and are working together toward recovery and healing.
Facilitated by a Counseling Masters graduate but run by participants.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Avenue, Mckinleyville.
Call Diane at (707)839-4753 for more information.

Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center
The ERC is an activist group at Humboldt State committed to providing students with information and events that address the needs of the queer community. The ERC is home to a library of resources that give students the chance to gather information about queer subject matter. The open hours and meeting times of the ERC change every semester so contact the ERC at erc@humboldt.edu for current information. The ERC is located in Warren House 53.

Eureka Mindfulness
Eureka Mindfulness offers mindfulness meditation scientifically proven to help body and mind. Led by Dr. Cindee Grace, LGBTQ activist and retired naturopath. Free-will donation, wheelchair accessible, fragrance free (no perfume, etc.). 1st & 3rd Sundays 10am-12:30pm 730 K St., Eureka. Phone 707 two six nine 7044

Evangelicals Concerned
EC is a non-denominational, evangelical community that is a safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians to reconcile and integrate their faith and sexualty.  As a volunteer organization, EC fosters an atmosphere for spiritual growth for all who are on their journey of faith through conferences, local groups, Bible studies and educational resources.  For more information, email ECHumboldt@aol.com or phone (707)826-0518.

Eureka High School Y.E.A.H. Club (GSA)
Eureka High School group for LGBTI and allies led by co-advisors:
Mauro Staiano
Y.E.A.H! Club Co-Advisor at Eureka High School
Karen Griffith
Y.E.A.H! Club Co-Advisor at Eureka High School

Eureka Munch
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm.
The location is to be determined. The Eureka Munch is a radically inclusive group who welcomes kinky people regardless of gender, sexual ID, or kink. We welcome queer, trans, gay, bi, homoflexible, hetroflexible, straight and everyone in-between plus those who don't fit into any labeled category. We ask that you have tolerance for others; basically we are an open, accepting group who prefers to remain free of prejudices or those who might be considered "haters". While we are a private group that values its privacy, we are also very open, warm and welcoming to those new to The Eureka Munch and those that are new to kink in general. Guidelines: The Eureka Munch is a casual affair, not a play party. DO NOT come in visible fetish wear. Keep any physical interactions other than hugs at a minimum. Keep in mind that we do not want to draw attention to ourselves or make the staff of the restaurant or other customers uncomfortable with our actions. While you may be out about your sexuality, others may need to maintain their privacy. We must respect that. Please do not discuss who you met at a munch. Once again, you may be out but others wish to maintain their privacy.
Please, no one under the age of 18. That includes not bringing your own children under 18.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending to eurekamunch@gmail.com.

Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
P.O. Box 5625 Eureka, CA 95502-5625
Contact: Info@Eurekasisters.org (707)676-ESPI (3774)
This 21st century order of nuns' mission is to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt through community fundraising and building--all while not taking themselves too seriously.

Fortuna Union High School Gay Bi Straight Alliance
We are a student organized club that works to help spread LGBTQ equality and awareness in the school and surrounding community. We are open to new members in the school and community, whether they are gay, bisexual, straight, questioning, pansexual, transgender, etc. all are welcome and supported.

Girls' Space
Meets Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Raven, 523 T Street, Eureka, (707) 443-7099.
A safe space for young women (ages 10-21) to explore, empower, and express themselves.

Hospice of Humboldt
Hospice of Humboldt is queer friendly and is offering a friendly start to the weekend with their Saturday Morning Slipper Club. It is a free, drop in, come as you are (in your slippers) group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and are looking for an antidote to the Saturday morning blahs. The Slipper Club will meet every Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hospice of Humboldt office. Bring a friend- coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided. For more information, call Sheri Whitt, Manager of Greif Support Services, (707) 445-8443.
The Greif Support Services department at Hospice of Humboldt offers free support and education to anyone in the community dealing with issues around grief. Grief support groups are offered five times a week in Eureka, Fortuna, Arcata and McKinleyville. A variety of grief recovery classes and workshops for adults and teens are also available. For support group schedules and more information about services provided by Hospice of Humboldt, call (707) 445-8443 or log on to www.hospiceofhumboldt.org.

Humboldt Family Service Center Free Walk-In Counseling Services
Every monday from 1-4pm a clinician is available to provide crisis management, resources and referrals
1802 California St, Eureka
For more information, contact Jennifer Silverstein, ASW at liveoak707@sbcglobal.net

Humboldt Pride
Humboldt Pride Planning Meeting
Meets every 2nd Sunday of month at 6:00pm
Umpqua Bank Community Room 2426, Sixth St, Eureka - side entrance near Child Support Services
For questions or information, contact Pride at (707) 223-2591 or anthea@humboldtpride.org

Humboldt Area Trans Support
Humboldt Area Trans Support is a group is for anyone that wants or is in need of trans support. This group is for anyone going 'either way'. The intention here is for it to be a safe place where we are here to help each other in our times of confusion, elation, distress, joy, exasperation, or just because you need an 'ear'. All of our journeys are very different. Yet, we must all invariably go through many of the same 'checkpoints'. This gives us a common ground unlike most any other group of people in the world. The unity & strength that lies in that is also the very essence of everything that embodies change. Working together we can build a great community & begin to shed light on the fact that despite everything, we are all just people too. The smallest steps make progress, take a step & become who you are. You'll find there are people who care and are willing to help. The first steps begin with you...
The group meets the 4th Saturday of every month at the Wellness Center in Eureka located at 2200 Tydd Street.
The meeting time is from 10am - noon. There is also going to be option to go out afterwards. Just to chill in a more casual environment or continue any discussions that would need more time.

HSU Queer Student Union
Meets Thursdays at 7pm during the school year at the Multicultural Center, House 55, Humboldt State University

HSU Women's Resource Center
Meets Tuesdays at 7pm during the school year at the Multicultural Center, House 55, Humboldt State University

Lesbian Single Mingle
Interested in regular opportunities to meet and mingle with other lesbian singles, share resources & fun activities, build community? We're mostly in our 60's & 50's, but all ages are welcome. We meet several times every month for movies, dinners, walks, trips to fairs and festivals, and whatever people are interested in. Contact Carol at carolsmillie51@gmail.org or 822-6470 for more details for more information. We'd love to meet you!

McKinleyville High School Diversity Club
For meeting information, contat Sarina Benavides-Garb, Diversity Club Advisor. (707) 839-6400 or sgarb@nohum.k12.ca.us

Monthly Hikes for Lesbians
Monthly hikes. For more information, call Sue at (707) 822-3405.

Northcoast Icarus
Meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Arcata Library (500 7th Street, Arcata). We envision a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of “mental illness” rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework. Everyone is welcome, whether you take psychiatric drugs or not, and whether you identify with diagnostic categories or not. For up-to-date information on meetings and other activities, email northcoast@theicarusproject.net or visit facebook.com/northcoasticarus. For information on The Icarus Project (inter)national collective, visit www.theicarusproject.net.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Eureka: Meets at 6:30 PM every second Monday at the First Congregational Church, 900 Hodgson Street, Eureka, CA 95503.
Fortuna: Meets at 6:30 PM every second Tuesday at the Ferguson House next to the St. Francis Episcopal Church at 568 16th St. Fortuna.
Contact Linda Shapeero at (707) 768-3287 or shap28@gmail.com.

Second Tuesday's Queer Dinner
Please join Where's Queer Bill's MONTHLY Queers & Allies Dinner at Rita's in Eureka. 6pm - 7:30pm, the Second Tuesday of each month. These dinners are a great way to "create commmunity" and a relaxing place to greet old friends and to make new ones. Hope you can join us at Rita's, 1111 5th Street, Eureka.

Queer Night Out
Every Thursday night 7:00pm to 9pm at The Alibi
744 Ninth Street, Arcata
Come join us for dinner and social fun. Look for us at the back tables.

Queer Youth Coffeehouse
Meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Raven, 523 T Street, Eureka, (707) 443-7099.
A safe space for youth (ages 10-21) who are queer, questioning, or allied to hang out and have fun.

Science of Mind Spirit Talk
Change your thinking, change your life Every Monday night from
Spiritual Discussion Meditation & Affirmative Prayer with Rev. Diane Decker.
Isis Suite 48, Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. For more information, call (707)502-9217
Donations welcome

To suggest a group or activity that should be added, contact us.

Queer Friendly Places


The Alibi
744 Ninth Street
On the Plaza, Arcata

The Shanty
Third Street 
B & C, Eureka