This is a list of recurring support group meetings and other resources benefitting the D.C.-area LGBT community. To add an event, please email Joey DiGuglielmo at [email protected].
D.C. Center for the LGBT Community
The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community is a go-to resource for several group meetings.
- Rainbow Response meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and addresses intimate partner violence among LGBT people in the D.C. area. Meetings are held at 5 Thomas Circle, N.W. in the third floor conference room. For more information, visit rainbowresponse.org.
- Crystal Meth Anonymous meetings are held each day at varying times and locations. The Dupont Circle Club (2030 P St., N.W.), holds meetings Sundays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. The Triangle Club (1623 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) hosts meetings Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit triangleclub.org or dupontcircleclub.org.
- Men’s Break-Up Support Group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.). The relatively new group is peer-led. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Coffee Drop-in for the senior LGBT community is held Mondays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the D.C. Center.
- D.C. Bi Women is held monthly on the second Tuesday in the upstairs room of Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.) from 7-9 p.m.
1318 U St., N.W., Washington
GLBT Community Center of Baltimore & Central Maryland
The GLBT Community Center of Baltimore & Central Maryland holds support groups for men, women, transgender persons, youths and those with health issues.
- Women of Color is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for LGBT women of color. The group meets the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. in room 202 of the Center. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Poz Men, an HIV/AIDS support group for men, meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in room 202. Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Akanni is a support group for transgender men in any stage of their transition process, presented by Black Transmen, Inc. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in room 202. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Baltimore Trans-Masculine Alliance is a group for FTMs that meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in room 202. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Tran*quility is a group specifically for MTFs, but is a welcoming space for anyone who varies from traditional gender expression. The group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8 p.m. in room 201. For more information, contact [email protected]
- SOFFA-T is a support and resource group for significant others, friends, family and allies of transgender persons. It meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at 8 p.m. in room 202. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Rainbow Youth Alliance-Baltimore is a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens and their allies to ask questions, find mutual support, and learn information. It is sponsored by PFLAG Baltimore County and the GLCCB. The group is open to all teens ages 13-19, and it meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. on the first floor. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Sufficient As I Am (SAIM) supports young adults 24 years of age and younger. SAIM meets every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in room 201. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Express Yourself is an arts workshop for teens designed to develop artistic skills and gain knowledge about queer artists and identity politics. The group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]
- Women of Color is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for LGBT women of color. The group meets the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. in room 202 of the Center.
- HIV and Syphilis Testing is free and confidential. It is sponsored by the Baltimore City Health Department and is held every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. on the third floor.
- Alcoholics Anonymous is LGBT centered but is open to all regardless of orientation or identity. It meets every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in room 201.
- AA-Positively Sober is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for those with HIV or other health issues. It meets every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in room 201.
- Narcotics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in room 201.
241 W. Chase St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington hosts Rockville Open House, a safe gathering space for LGBT Jewish teens and their straight or non-Jewish allies on the first Thursday of every month, September through June at 6:30 p.m.
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Md.
The Mautner Project hosts a Bereavement Support Group for queer women who have lost a loved one every other Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The group is free, but an RSVP is required.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Blair Underwood Healthcare Center
The AHF Blair Underwood Healthcare Center holds Men’s Wellness Center Hours to provide free HIV and STD screenings and treatment on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
2141 K St NW Suite 606, Washington
Whitman-Walker Health holds a variety of support groups for the LGBT community, all of which require registration.
- Gay Men Over 50 supports gay men close to or over the age of 50 who seek to sustain their quality of life. The group meets on Thursdays. Contact Whitman-Walker for time and other information.
- An HIV/AIDS support group meets every other Wednesday evening and is open to all genders and orientations. Contact Whitman-Walker for time and other information.
An HIV/AIDS support group for those recently diagnosed meets in three groups. Group 1 meets Mondays at 7 p.m., Group 2 meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Group 3 meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Arlington.
- Coming out support groups for men, women and married women are held throughout the year. Contact Whitman-Walker for time and other information.
1701 14th St NW, Washington
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) offers free HIV screenings to young people Monday-Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Drop-ins and appointments are welcome.
SMYAL also provides recreational nights every Friday from 5-8 p.m., providing LGBT youths with a safe, supportive and fun environment.
410 7th St, SE, Washington
Parents, Friends & Family of Lesbians and Gays
The Washington, D.C. Metro Area Chapter of PFLAG hosts a variety of support groups across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Northwest D.C.: Adult group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., and Youth Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W).
Bethesda, Md.: Adult group and Trans Families group meet simultaneously on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda).
Montgomery/Frederick Counties: Second Sunday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at Open Door Metropolitan Christian Church (15817 Barnesville Rd., Boyds, Md).
Bowie, Md: Third Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation (1540C Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md.).
Fairfax, Va.: Trans families group meets the fourth Sunday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (10360 North St, Fairfax, Va.).
Western Fairfax, Va.: Adult and Youth groups meet simultaneously on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, Va).
Arlington, Va.: Adult group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m., and Youth group meets the second Friday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, Va).
Loudon, Va.: Adult group meets the fourth Sunday of the month from 4-6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling (22135 Davis Drive, Sterling, Va). Youth group meets the fourth Sunday of the month from 4-6 p.m. at various locations around Loudon County.
Transgender Health Empowerment
Transgender Health Empowerment’s Wanda Alston House offers pre-independent living to homeless youths struggling with substance abuse, mental health and other issues. It also offers several programs, from treatment adherence, to HIV testing to Wellness Center services such as laundry and showers.
1414 N Capitol St., N.W.
Us Helping Us, People Into Living
Us Helping Us, People Into Living hosts a number of support groups for black gay men.
- A discussion group meets Mondays from 7-9 p.m. to address subjects such as politics, religion, sex and what it means to be black and gay.
- A support group for mature men over 40 meets on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m.
- An HIV support group meets Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
- Narcotics Anonymous meets at the Us Helping Us facility every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
3636 Georgia Ave., N.W.