Social Groups & Activities

Find weekly and monthly social gatherings and activities to get involved in the local queer community.

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: Karen at
or Felix at

College of the Redwoods Queer Student Union
Meets every Tuesday at 1:15pm in SC 207 (rooms change each semester) at College of the Redwoods during the school year.
Check out the Facebook page.
For information on meetings, contact Michelle Haggerty at

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 for current information. The ERC is located in Warren House 53.

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

Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
P.O. Box 5625 Eureka, CA 95502-5625
Contact: (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
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

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 Jefferson Project in Eureka located at 1000 B Street.
The meeting time is from 1pm to 3pm.

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

Humboldt Lavender Friends and Families
Humboldt Lavender Friends and Families is a new community organization which provides education, support and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people, and their friends and families. Our meetings will include support, discussion, advocacy and education. We also look forward to provide panels, cultural events and film showings!
Contact or (707) 622-5512
We meet monthly at the conference room of the Adorni center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM-8PM.
As the Humboldt chapter of PFLAG will be closing, this group can fill some of the need previously met by our local PFLAG. Individuals can go to the national PFLAG website for excellent resources and can join national PFLAG as members which is affordable and provides access to much educational material.

HSU Rainbow Discussion Group
A collaborative support group for queer and trans students run through the Counseling and Psychological Services at Humboldt State University. Trans Group Friday 1:00 to 2:00, Milton House, any High School Student.
(707) 826-3236

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
Multicultural Center, House 55, Room 105, Humboldt State University (707) 826-4216

I’m Still Here: Community DIY Mental Health Support Group
Meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 5pm at Outer Space, 11th & M streets, Arcata .
Creates a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery. Offers support to those that need it and taps into support when needed. Builds connections with folks that can empathize. Reaches out to others and benefits from the experience of those who have been there. Holds ourselves accountable for our mental well-being. Share the scary thoughts–the things that are big inside, in hopes they can become pretty small once they are shared outside.
A community-facilitated group, not run by mental health professionals.
For questions, email

McKinleyville Youth LGBTQ Club Safe Zone
A club for LGBTQ youth that meets every Wednesday at 3:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center in McKinleyville at 1705 Gwin Rd.
For further information, contact Samantha Hayworth at (707) 840-0304 or

McKinleyville High School Diversity Club
For meeting information, contat Sarina Benavides-Garb, Diversity Club Advisor. (707) 839-6400 or

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

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Has now disbanded. See new group “Humboldt Lavender Friends and Families“.

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.

Transgender Support Group at Open Door Clinic
Support group meets every last Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
The group is open to all Open Door patients age 18 and over who identify as trans or gender queer.
All insurances are accepted and no charge for those without insurance.
The support group will be facilitated by the clinic’s Behavioral Health Consultant.
If you are interested in attending the support group, please contact the clinic at your earliest convenience – (707) 826-8610 or just show up.
Open Door Clinic is located at 770 10th St, Arcata, CA 95521

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