Support & Social Groups

Learn more about our groups that meet on a regular basis, usually at the Center.

G-L-O-Wh: Gay, Lesbian, Open and Wheelchair Accessible
Every Friday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Unity, Service and Recovery
Join us for food, coffee, speakers and discussions. 

Every Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m.

This is an informal peer facilitated group where we offer support to each other, talk and have fun.  Please feel free to contact Mark with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Bisexuals and Friends is a confidential drop-in support and discussion group on the topic of bisexuality/non-monosexuality for those who identify as such, and their allies. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9:00pm. This is a safe and supportive space. Afterwards, at 9:00pm, there is a Bi-Friendly social gathering at Crema, the coffee shop next door. This is a safe and supportive space where people have made, and continue to make, community connections and friendships.

The mission of South Bay Bisexual Organizers and Activists (SoBOA) is to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination against bisexual people and to promote a safe and supportive environment for people to discover, explore, and integrate their sexual orientation into their lives

 

Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

COLECTIVO ALA
First, Third and Fifth Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Colectivo ALA (Accion Latina de Ambiente) is a social/support group that focuses on the well being of Spanish speaking Gay Latino Men, but we are open to other sexual identities and/or preferences.  The meetings will be conducted in Spanish.  Colectivo ALA’s mission is to provide a space for free expression, individual growth and community building to non-hetero conforming Latinos and Latinas.

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7-9 p.m. (@ Crema Coffee next door to the Center)

A Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm at the Center (fellowship before or after next door at Crema)
Newcomers Meeting at 6:45PM

ALL are welcome to attend!  The only qualification for SLAA membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.  SLAA is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership, and is free to all who need it.

To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction we draw on five major resources:
1.Sobriety
2.Sponsorship/Meetings
3.Steps
4.Service
5.Spirituality

We are united in a common focus: dealing with our addictive sexual and emotional behavior. We find a common denominator in our obsessive/compulsive patterns which transcends any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity. We protect with special care the anonymity of every SLAA member. For more Information: www.slaafws.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7pm

South Bay Queer and AsianBeing gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual can be a challenging experience for many of us. It becomes even more complicated when you involve mom and dad, family and being Asian. Many questions arise. Who should I date? How do I play it safe when it comes to sex? Where have all the cowboys gone? How do I meet Mr./Ms. Right? How do I tell my family about me? Where do I meet men or women?So let's talk! At our rap sessions, we meet in a group to talk about various different topics. SBQA presents a variety of interesting topics, including "coming out," relationships, discrimination, and safe-sex. Members can also bring up personal issues to the group and receive feedback and advice. And we do it in a safe, relaxing, friendly environment. Everything is kept confidential, so don't worry!

Our rap sessions are open to all Asian and Pacific Islander gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual or questioning men and women. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Billy DeFrank Center in San Jose, CA. Join us for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Visit the sbqa web site for more information.

Every 2nd Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

The purpose of group is to provide gay guys in their 30s who live in the San Jose and South Bay areas with opportunities to meet and engage in fun activities & events as well as to provide mutual support for each other. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Billy DeFrank Center. For more info go to:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bdc30gmg/info
https://www.facebook.com/DeFrank30s

This group is current on hiatus.  Stay tuned for updates.

Having a family member, child, spouse, partner, or other loved one go through transition can be difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges that most folks don't really comprehend.  Come join the Northern California Trans Partners and Family support group at the DeFrank Center select first Mondays of each month from 7:30 - 9 pm.

TransWomen AA - Happy Joyous and Free

Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 7-7:30 p.m.

Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m.

A group for MTF trans people, including cross dressers, gender questioning, considering the transition, in process or completed the transition. Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Every 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

The South Bay Transmen is a group for questioning and female-to-male transgendered people. You can ask questions or just listen. We're a laid back group, happy to share our experiences and resources, but very respectful of each person having their own path.

We range in age from teenagers to seniors, from guys just wondering ' what if?' to those transitioned many years ago, and have both white and people of color. We meet once a month on the fourth Tuesday, and occasionally gather socially for special events. Significant others are invited to meet next door at the coffee shop during our meetings. Contact Lance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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