Social Groups and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 **At the moment this resource is being verified.**
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 email@example.com for current information. The ERC is located in Warren House 53.
https://humboldt.edu/erc/ **This Resource is Currently Being Verified
Eureka Mindfulness offers easy-to-learn mindfulness meditation, proven to help the body and mind. Led by Dr. Cindee Grace, LGBTQ activist and retired naturopath. Donations are accepted but not required (suggested range $3-$6). People of any or no faith, beginners and others are welcome. Fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, etc.). Wheelchair-accessible. Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month 10am-noon at 730 K St., Eureka. For more information, please call (no text) 707 two six nine 7044.
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. **This Resource is still being Verified.
Eureka High School Y.E.A.H. Club (GSA)
Eureka High School group for LGBTI and allies led by co-advisors:
Y.E.A.H! Club Co-Advisor at Eureka High School
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. **This resource is still being Verified
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.
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.
Like us on Facebook! **This Resource is still being Verified
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.
http://www.facebook.com/ravenproject **Being Verified with Queer Coffee House- Add Both to Calendar
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 email@example.com or 822-6470 for more details for more information. We’d love to meet you!
LGBT Bike Ride
Every Saturday at 1pm at the Hikshari Trail by Shamus T bones. Meet at the parking lot at Hikshari Trail. Also it will change every Saturday if other LBGT people know of some good bike riding places here in Humboldt County. Cancelled if raining. Contact David for details at (707)832-9024
McKinleyville High School Diversity Club
For meeting information, contat Sarina Benavides-Garb, Diversity Club Advisor. (707) 839-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Hikes for Lesbians
Monthly hikes. For more information, call Sue at (707) 822-3405.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. **This information is going to be updated soon.
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
Regional and National Resources
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Information and assistance program concerned with hate crimes and violence in same-sex relationships.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
514 Castro, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-4588 x3477
Gay Legal Referral Service
Call (415) 621-3900 for more information.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA)
Human Rights Campaign
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
1663 Missions St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
2320 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009-2702
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
1726 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036