Resource Guide
Published Thursday, 07-Oct-2010 in issue 1189
general resource
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER): 619-501-2809
Business Empowerment Network: Teleconference/Internet Chapter Meeting. Tuesday at 9-10 a.m. 800-404-4226.
Different Strokes Swim Team: San Diego's predominantly lesbian and gay master's swim team, with 5 weekly practices, and can be reached at or
Equality California: San Diego chapter meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave.
Gay Men’s Health Clinic: Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. HIV testing and counseling, STD testing, treatment and vaccination, and hormone therapy. 619-515-2449.
Greater San Diego Business Association: P.O. Box 33848, San Diego, CA 92163. 619-296-4543.
Hillcrest Town Council: meets every second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Joyce Beers Community Center (3901 Vermont St.). Show up, stand up, speak up.
Independent Voters Coalition: Third party, decline-to-state and independent-minded Republicans and Democrats.
The Center: 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077.
Lambda Archives of San Diego: 619-260-1522.
San Diego Democratic Club: Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 858-496-3312.
San Diego LGBT Pride: 619-297-7683.
Scouting for All: Advocates for inclusion of all youth and adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America, regardless of sexuality, gender and religion.
Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol: 619-501-2809
Vista Community Clinic: Free or low-cost services, HIV/STD testing. 1000 Vale Terrace, 760-631-5220.
LINC (Lesbians in North County): Meets Fridays at 7:30 p.m. in Vista.
Lesbian Health Clinic & Donor Insemination Program: GYN, pap smears, PMS, menopause, HIV/STD testing, donor insemination, self-exam, nutrition, acupuncture, herbs. 619-260-0810.
Lesbians Considering Parenting: Workshop the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., addressing donor insemination, adoption, foster parenting, etc. 619-260-0810.
Slightly Older Lesbians: 619-561-8479.
people of color
Asian Pacific Islander Community AIDS Project (APICAP): Nonprofit HIV/AIDS support service. 619-229-2822.
Bienestar Human Services Inc.: Latino/a GLBT community center. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday. 3020 North Park Way. 619-295-2192.
Bienestar Mpowerment Youth Group: Latino youth groups (Spanish and English) ages 14-24. 3020 North Park Way. 619-295-2192.
Center for Social Support and Education: African-American nonprofit HIV/AIDS support service. 619-325-CSSE (2773).
Ebony Pride: 619-515-3606.
GLLO (Gay & Lesbian Latinos con Orgullo): 619-692-1967.
Institute for Minority Health (IMH): African-American nonprofit HIV/AIDS support services, primarily women-focused. 619-265-1892.
San Diego LGBTI Black Leadership Alliance for Change: New group looking for dedicated members. 619-582-5383.
San Ysidro Health Center’s CASA South Bay: Provides free HIV/AIDS services, HIV testing, medical/primary care, nutrition counseling; bilingual. 619-662-4161.
UCSD Queer People of Color: Promotes cultural, social and political interests of queer people of color. All are welcome. Meets at UCSD’s LGBT Resource Center, University Center Building 312, every Thursday, 7-9 p.m. 858-822-3493.
EAGER I (Expectation Around Gender Expressions & Roles): EAGER I is a weekly discussion group open for all transgender and questioning youth ages 14 through 20 to discuss gender-related issues. EAGER I meets every Friday night (except holidays) from 8-9 p.m. at the Hillcrest Youth Center, 3777 4th Ave. 619-497-2920.
EAGER II (Expectation Around Gender Expressions & Roles): EAGER II is a weekly discussion group open for all transgender and questioning individuals ages 18+ to discuss gender-related issues. EAGER II meets every Saturday (except holidays) from 5:30-7 p.m. at San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077.
Latino transgender group: Meets at The Center, 3909 Centre St. Fridays at 6 p.m.
SD-FTM-SO group: Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at The Center, 7-9 p.m. For all FTMs, their significant others and those who were born female but identify as male. 619-692-2077.
San Diego TASC (Transgender Advocacy Services Center): A local activist organization working to improve the lives of all trans individuals. All transgender folks and their allies are invited. General Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the San Diego GLBT Center, 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077.,
senior groups
Aging as Ourselves: Health, legal and social services for GLBT seniors (50+) in San Diego housing. 619-284-9281,
AZTECA Project: Support and referral services for gay adult Latino/as 50 and older. 619-426-6736,
Fellowship of Older Gays: 619-702-4586.
Primetimers of S.D.: 619-446-6777,
Seniors Active in a Gay Environment (SAGE): 619-298-9900.
15-minute HIV results: HIV/STD testing and GLBT health care. Progressive Health Services. 619-260-0810.
Auntie Helen’s: Thrift shop and laundry service, 4028 30th St., North Park. 619-584-8438.
30 to 39: HIV-positive support for men ages 30 to 39. 619-379-8172,
Being Alive San Diego: HIV/AIDS support, peer counseling, HARP, commodities, housing ireferral, moving. 4070 Centre St. 619-291-1400.
Christie’s Place: Serves women, children and families impacted by HIV. 619-702-4186.
Comprehensive Health Center: Free HIV testing; quality HIV and primary care services available. Free care for patients who qualify. 120 Elm St. 619-235-4211.
HIV+ Men’s Support & Social Group: Open discussion and support group for HIV+ men age 21 and up. Meets weekly at The Center 6-7:30PM in Group Room 3. The Center, 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077
Jewish Family Service: HIV Services: Serves men, women and transgender individuals who are HIV+ and have substance abuse problems, (858) 637-3020. Mental health services for HIV+ or at risk HIV- individuals with mental health and drug/alcohol problems. (619) 325-0522
Mama’s Kitchen: Meal delivery service. 1875 Second Ave. 619-233-6262,
Mama’s Pantry: 4083 30th St. 619-233-6262,
Medicines For Mexico: Medications collected for ACOSIDA AIDS Clinic in Tijuana. 619-229-2822,
NAMES Project: AIDS Memorial Quilt workshop. 619-492-8452.
Neighborhood House Association HIV/AIDS Services: Case management, peer support and advocacy for people of color. 619-266-9400, ext. 119.
NCHS Coordinated Services Center: Full-service resource center for North County HIV/AIDS community. North County Health Services, 150 Valpreda Rd., Ste. 101B, San Marcos. 760-736-6777,
North County AIDS Coalition: Represents North County consumers and providers. NCHS Coordinated Services Center. 150 Valpreda Rd., Ste. 101B, San Marcos. 760-736-6777.
Positively Speaking of San Diego: Speakers, American Red Cross HIV instruction and AIDS Memorial Quilt. 3960 Park Blvd. 619-299-9400.
PROCABI: A binational HIV/AIDS advocacy project. Prevention/education for Latinos in San Diego/Tijuana. 651-263-6744
S.D. American Indian Health Center: HIV counseling and testing. Se habla Español. 2630 First Ave. 619-234-2158, ext. 121.
San Diego POZabilities: Social events in a safe, welcoming environment for HIV-positive men and their friends. 619-544-0119,
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program: Free walk-in legal clinic for those with HIV/AIDS, Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at Univ. Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave., Room 104. 619-235-5656, ext. 106.
CASA South Bay: Free HIV/AIDS services, HIV testing, medical/primary care, nutrition counseling; bilingual (English/Spanish). 619-662-4161.
Special Delivery: Meal delivery for people with AIDS. 4021 Goldfinch St. 619-297-7373.
Townspeople: Housing info and referrals for low-income, HIV-positive people. 619-295-8802.
school & youth organizations
Circle of Friends Youth Group: North County. 760-439-8364.
Gay Straight Alliance at Palomar College: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Executive Conference Room in the Student Union Building. 760-744-1150, ext. 3274.
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN): 619-685-2872,
SDSU LGBT Student Union:, 619-594-2737.
UCSD LGBTQIA: Monday 7 p.m., LGBT Resource Center, University Center, Bldg. 312. or join our Facebook group.
Youth social/support groups: Hillcrest Youth Center. 619-497-2920.
recovery programs
Crystal Recovery: UCSD research study for HIV-positive and -negative people. 619-543-5045.
Gamblers Anonymous: Thursdays 2 p.m., Live and Let Live Alano Club, 1730 Monroe Ave. 619-248-9103, 760-224-1097.
Live & Let Live Alano Club: 1730 Monroe Ave. 619-298-8008.
Recovery Inc: Self-help meetings, Cathedral Church of St. Paul. 619-275-0364.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: (SCA), New Beginnings Meeting, 7-8:15 p.m., 3969 Fourth Ave., suite #210. 619-819-7740, or
Stepping Stone Of San Diego, Inc.: 3969 Fourth Ave., Ste 208 619-295-3995.
Talking About Tina: support/harm reduction groups for men who use methamphetamine. Groups for HIV+ English & Spanish speakers and HIV- or unknown status men. (858) 637-3020
religious organizations
All Saints’ Episcopal Parish: Welcoming Anglo-Catholic church in Hillcrest, 625 Pennsylvania Ave. 619-298-7729,
Atheist Coalition of San Diego: Atheists. Last Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m. at the North Park Rec Center. 619-342-7488,
Celebration Center for Spiritual Living: Sunday service., 858-320-0090
Christ Chapel of North Park: Full-gospel fellowship. Meets Sundays 10 a.m. 2855 El Cajon Blvd. 619-542-1113.
A City On A Hill Ministries: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. For more information and directions call 760-494-8788.
Congregation Dor Hadash: Reconstructionist synagogue. Doors open to all. Erev Shabbat service Fridays 7:30 p.m. 858-268-3674,
The Church of All Saints: Open and affirming independent Lutheran congregation. 362 Mulberry Dr. #3, San Marcos. 760-591-3494.
Ecumenical Monastic Community of St. Benedict: A non-residential monastic order of men who welcome those who seek to live a spiritual life following the Rule of St. Benedict. 619-312-2258 or
First Unitarian Universalist Church: 4190 Front St. 619-298-9978.
Gay Meditate: Introductory and Beginner Meditation Classes for the San Diego LGBT
GLBT Buddhists Group: Weekly sittings and Dharma discussions Sundays 11:30 a.m. 619-563-0569.
GLBT Catholics: All Saints Parish, Catholic Church of America. Mass every Sunday at 5 p.m., 2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, 760-271-1812,
GLBT Catholics: Dignity USA San Diego chapter celebrates Mass every Sunday. 4190 Front St. 619-645-8240.
GLBT Catholics: Saint John the Beloved Cathedral, Catholic Church of America. Mass every Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 3900 Cleveland Ave., 619-295-1489.
GLBT Mormons: San Diego chapter.
The GLBT Fellowship of Christ the King Catholic Church: Potlucks third Saturday of the month. Call Fr. Joe at 619-231-8905.
Humanist Association of San Diego: Every Saturday @ 7, Café Libertalia (3834 5th Ave). Every Third Sunday @ 6, Joyce Beers. 619-646-2191.
J Pride San Diego: Connecting San Diego’s LGBT Jewish community., or 619-497-2920 ext. 120.
Metropolitan Community Church: 2633 Denver St. Sunday services 9 a.m., 11 a.m. 619-521-2222.
Missiongathering Christian Church: Sunday Gatherings at 10 a.m. The Sunset Ballroom at Claire de Lune’s Coffee Lounge, 3911 Kansas St. 619-624-9335,
New Thought Center: Sunday celebration 10 a.m. 10225 Barnes Canyon Rd. at 805/Mesa Blvd. 858-453-9830.
Pacific Beach United Methodist Church: 1561 Thomas Ave. 858-274-6573.
San Diego Christian Church (non-denominational): Sunday Service - 5:00 p.m at 2741 Lemon Grove Ave.- Lemon Grove. Rev. Bill West, Pastor 619-384-4828
Santa Sophia Catholic Church: Gay and lesbian Catholics. First Wednesday of the month. 619-463-6629.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral: Corner of Fifth Avenue and Nutmeg. 619-298-7261.
United Church of Christ of La Mesa: Services Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 5940 Kelton Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942, 619-464-1519,
University Christian Church: 3900 Cleveland Ave. 619-295-4146.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito:1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075; 858-755-9225;;
Unity Fellowship Church: The Rev. Charles Lanier. 3437 University Ave.
Vajrarupini Buddhist Center: 3344 Fourth Ave. 619-692-3676.
VISION, a Center for Spiritual Living: Sunday service at 10 a.m. 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 619-303-6609,
miscellaneous social/support groups
AA meeting for GLBTs 50+: Thursdays 3 p.m. S.A.G.E. Center, 3138 Fifth Ave. 619-298-9900.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: Outreach meeting for GLBT community. Alano Club, 1730 Monroe Ave. 619-276-6232.
AFC Bears: Social group for masculine, furry men and their friends.
Al-Fatiha Foundation: Social/support group for GLBT Mulims, friends and allies.
Artists Way Support Group: 619-234-8880.
BBC/Bare Buns California:
Bears San Diego: Local club for bears and their admirers. 619-364-6893
California Men’s Gathering: Events/gatherings for men 18+. 1-877-9THE-CMG,
CDG Ring of Life: Bereavement group for men whose partners have died. Steve Kocheran, 760-727-1621.
Center for Community Solutions: 24-hour hotline for sexual assault and domestic violence. 858-272-1767.
Dutch G/L: Group for other Dutchies,
Dyke Surf Club: Sundays 11 a.m. Tourmaline Surf Park’s Skeeter Bench. 619-222-5299.
Family Matters: 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077, ext. 121.
Finest City Squares: Square-dancing club. 619-223-8746.
G.A.Y. car club: You like cars? Join Great Autos of Yesteryear.
Gay Book Club: Monthly group meeting to discuss and read a diverse cross section of books. 619-379-8172,
Gay Leatherman Only: Social group meets first Monday and third Wednesday of the month. 619-285-1909.
Great Outdoors San Diego: Local chapter open to all promoting hiking and camping in the area
Grupo de Apoyo Para Mujeres Lesbianas y Bisexuales: El grupo se junta cada Martes a las 6 p.m. en Servicios Latinos aqui en el Center, 3909 Centre St. 619-692-2077, ext. 111,
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble: Program of The
Center, 619-692-2077. Forty-member band open to everyone. Rehearsals
Mondays at 7 p.m., Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw, SD.
Immigration Equality: Support/advocacy group addressing immigration laws’ impact on the GLBT community, binational couples, asylum seekers and people with HIV.
In The Mix: HIV prevention; mentoring and leadership. Wayne, 619-515-2545.
Lambda Biotechnology Association: Biotech/pharma/life sciences professionals. Networking, socializing, outreach, education. 858-565-8735.
The Leather Foundation: in service to the San Diego leather community. 866-442-9966,
Men’s Coming Out Group: Straight, gay, bi, questioning men’s support group. Thursdays 7:15-8:45 p.m. The Center, 3909 Centre St. 619-247-1893,
Military Maneuvers Club: For current and former military.
Men’s Meditation Group: For beginners and experienced. Sundays 5:30-7 p.m.
Naked San Diego: A naturist social group for fit men 18-50+. Please contact Rick 619-265-7425. email .
PFLAG: Support group for parents, family and friends of GLBTs. Monthly meetings in S.D., East and North counties. Confidential. 619-579-7640.
Pride Pinochle: Tuesday nights at various locations, Double deck social pinochle. Please contact Joe at 619-846-4823 or
Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men: Mondays 6:30 p.m. S.A.G.E. Center, 3138 Fifth Ave. 619-298-9900.
Rakes and Blades: Gardening club for gays, lesbians and friends. 858-278-5542,
Rainbow Duplicate Bridge Club: Games Wednesday nights in Hillcrest area. New members welcome. 619-239-6620.
Red Hankies of San Diego: Social group/FF organization. 619-688-8668.
San Diego American Flag Football League:
San Diego Leatherboys: An organization dedicated to camaraderie, brotherhood, education and service; “boy” not being based on sex, race, age, appearance or sexual preference.
Women’s Writing Circle: For lesbian and bisexual women. Fridays 6:30 p.m., Bienestar, 3020 North Park Way. 619-280-1669.

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