Groups at The LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center’s social and support groups are both social and discussion-based. Newcomers are absolutely encouraged to attend and will be welcomed. All groups are welcome to transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals. The groups are welcoming to all sexual orientations and questioning individuals.

Be sure to check our calendar to stay up to date on group meetings, changes, or cancellations .

Questions about groups? Contact us at

Teen Group

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 2:00-4:00 p.m.

This group is for youth between ages 13-18. The group is facilitated by LGBTQ Center staff and volunteers. It meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Questions? Contact us at

Transmasculine League of Michiana

2nd Saturday of Each Month from 6:00-8:00 pm

This group is a safer space for persons with gender identities that are masculine of center, including female to male and non-binary persons. Their goals are to unite masculine-identified persons with each other and allies through this support group and social activities. They also hope to provide resources to better the lives of individuals and the community as a whole. Even numbered months are for transgender individuals, odd numbered months are also open to family and friends.

Michiana Transgender Alliance

3rd Wednesday of Each Month from 7:00-9:00 pm

Another great group for transgender individuals to gather, meet one another, exchange resources, and find new friends. Currently, the group is primarily transwomen and non-binary people, their friends, family and allies. Though the Transmasculine League meets monthly, this group is welcomes all transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Women's Group

1st Monday of Each Month from 7:00-8:30 pm

This is a smaller group of women that gather for both support and empowerment. It is good for both introverts and extroverts alike. It varies by meeting, but there is generally a topic that facilitates deep conversations and opportunities for self-reflection. Your level of participation and interaction will always be respected. The group hosts special events throughout the year.

Men's Group

2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month from 7:00-8:30 pm

Film Night on the 4th Friday of Each Month at 8:00 pm

This friendly group of men meets three times a month for fun and discussion. The facilitators value each member of the group and are incredibly welcoming. The group selects a new film each month and discusses afterwards. The Men's Group sometimes meets at local restaurants. Please call or check the calendar for updates!


3rd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30-8:00 pm

Meets at Zion United Church of Christ at 211 S. St. Peter Street South Bend, IN 46617 on every ODD numbered month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov)

Meets at First Congregational UCC at 431 S. 3rd Street, Elkhart, IN 46516 on every EVEN numbered month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)

​This group is for parents, family, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning people. We are a chapter of a national organization. We recognize the challenges of family members and create a safe and welcoming space to explore questions, concerns, and hopes.

For more information please contact Lori Weirich at 574.361.8012

Families Potluck

3rd Saturday of Each Month from Noon-2:00pm

Love shapes many kinds of families and all are welcome at The LGBTQ Center. Our monthly family gatherings are potluck style and kid friendly. Stop in with a dish and socialize in an affirming atmosphere of acceptance.​