Social Groups & Activities

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

Due to COVID-19, please contact resources directly to verify services.

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 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 Counseling Services
Contact for a clinician appointment 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. We also look forward to provide panels, cultural events and film showings!
Contact or (707) 622-5512
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 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at Outer Space, 11th & M streets, Arcata .
I’m Still Here is a place to:
– Connect and build relationships with oneself and others
– Provide support when able to and ask for help when needed
– Give space to the “bad”, “scary” thoughts, feelings, and beliefs
– Work on coping skills (art, crafts, etc // feel free to bring whatever you’re currently working on)
I’m Still Here works by:
– Facilitators bringing up a theme of the week and beginning/supporting open discussions
– Facilitators providing materials and resources to help you maintain your mental wellness
– Sharing experiences pertaining to mental health
To get in touch with facilitators you can email:
or find us on instagram: @imstillhere_arcata

McKinleyville Youth LGBTQ Club Safe Zone (Not active but looking to re-open)
A club for LGBTQ youth that meets every Wednesday at 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center in McKinleyville at 1705 Gwin Rd.
For further information, contact Savannah Kotoff at (650) 284-8005 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 5:30pm to 7:30pm 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. For information contact Savannah Kotoff at (650) 284-8005 or

Redwood Pride
The Mission of Redwood Pride is to organize events and activities throughout the year that foster a sense of community, safety, and a culture of understanding among the LGBTQIA+ and allied members of Humboldt and surrounding counties.  Check out the regular meetings and event dates on our website.

Transgender Adult & Youth Support Groups at Open Door Clinic
Please visit our Local Resources page for more information.


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