What is a LGBTQ community center without a LGBTQ community hub…a place for every one to gather and meet? The LGBTQ Center OC takes an active role in creating and maintaining a sense of community among the LGBTQ and allied residents of Orange County and surrounding areas.
Orange County LGBTQQ Organizations
Men Alive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus is building bridges to the public at large, entertaining and delighting audiences, and spreading harmony, goodwill and a message of acceptance to all. Since its founding in 2001, MenAlive has grown grown from 13 singers to more than 130 singers, into one of Orange County’s largest choruses and an active and respected partner in Southern California’s arts scene. Join the ranks or attend a performance.
» Visit MenAlive
Theatre Out presents works by gay and lesbian playwrights, as well as pieces about the gay and lesbian community, and strives to explore both the classics that shaped our history and the new works that are continuing to form, examine and reshape our culture.
Theatre Out is passionate about telling the stories of the LGBTQQ community with romantic comedies, intriguing musicals, thrilling mysteries, serious dramas and everything in between.
» Find tickets at Theatre Out
LGBTQ Cue Billiards
LGBTQ Cue is a an affirming billiards league that meets weekly in Orange County. We offer all levels of play ranging from beginner to advanced skill set.
» Visit LGBTQ Cue
Surf and Sun Softball
Surf and Sun Softball’s goal is to provide a gay-friendly atmosphere for softball players and their fans. Surf and Sand has been providing friendly competition to the Orange County and Long Beach area for over 30 years. While many simply play for fun, Surf and Sun Softball’s affiliation with North American Gay Amateur Athletics Alliance and Amateur Sports Alliance of North America allows teams in our league to participate in the World Series Tournament. We offer all levels of play ranging from beginner to advanced skill set.
» Visit Surf and Sun Softball
LGBTQQ Friendly Bowling
Orange County’s top LGBTQQ-friendly leagues offer two nights of recreational bowling. Each league is an United States Bowling Congress sanctioned handicapped league that bowls 3 sessions per year. Each of these leagues caters to bowlers of all skill levels. If you can throw a bowling ball, then you can bowl! Join a league.
» Visit Friday Night Trios
» Visit Orange County’s top GLBT-friendly bowling league
Orange County Frontrunners is a running group that is affiliated with the International Frontrunners organization which promotes the sports of running, walking and related athletic activities for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders and their supporters.
OC Frontrunners meet twice weekly to enhance our training experience and make new friends. Whether you want to run a marathon or just compete in a 5K, we have a place for you. Learn more about the next run.
Great Outdoors is an alternative place where Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender people could meet and socialize outside of the bars. This all volunteer organization aims to “introduce the gay world to the phenomena of camping, hiking, getting dirty”. Learn more about the next outing.
» Visit Great Outdoors
OC Roller Girls
OC Roller Girls’ mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women through the sport of roller derby. A shared community, the strength of the team, and the power of the female spirit are important to the organization. OC Roller Girls is dedicated to leading the growing sport of roller derby.
» Visit OC Roller Girls
High Tide Derby
Gay for Good
Gay for Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBTQ community to interact with the greater community by volunteering time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.
Gay For Good Orange County selects a different non-profit to donate our time for a community service project. There is no money required. Donate your time!
» Visit Gay for Good
OCmeetup promotes gay-friendly hangouts and activities throughout Orange County in Cal. Our hangouts take place away from the bars and clubs in a relaxed environment that allows people to get to know each other and make new connections. OCMeetup is a gay-friendly group, not just a gay group, and we welcome everyone regardless of their sexuality.Learn about the next meetup.
» Visit OCMeetup
So Many Women…So Little Time
The So Many Women…So Little Time group is a culture of inclusivity, friendliness, & community combined with lots of fun! What could be better? the most important aspect of hosting a gathering is that each person feels welcome and a part of the mix. This group is a great opportunity for networking, making new friends, spending time with old ones and yes, if desired, provide the opportunity to meet that special someone to date in a more relaxed and casual setting. So Many Women group welcomes everyone, old & young, singles & couples, outgoing & shy, plus & minus sizes, cat & dog lovers, and last but not least, members of all the amazing and diverse races of woman here in So Cal.
» Visit So Many Women
Vietnamese Rainbow of Orange County
VROC is a community-based organization founded by Vietnamese-Americans with a diverse prism of sexual orientations and gender identities. Through engagement, education, advocacy, and supportive services we aim to empower our communities for a more equitable, safe, and unified Vietnamese diaspora and expand its voice in the broader society.
» Visit Viet Rainbow of Orange County
Orange County Lavender Bar Association
The Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) is the official association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied attorneys, judges, and law students in Orange County. Founded in 2010, OCLBA produces a dynamic series of programs that connect the bar and lay communities in Orange County to advocacy, education, charity, mentorship, networking, and community building activities that advance LGBTQ equality. OCLBA is an affiliate of the Orange County Bar Association.
» Visit OCLBA
Unusual Attitudes Flying Club
Unusual Attitudes is a gay affinity group for aviators throughout Southern California. We provide recreational get-togethers, networking, and support for gay, lesbian, and trans* aircraft pilots, ATC controllers, and other aviation enthusiasts.
» Visit Unusual Attitudes
211- Orange County Help Line
By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists.
» Visit 211
Care Patrol- LGBTQ Senior Care Resources
CarePatrol aids older adults and their families in selecting and transitioning into assisted living homes and dementia care facilities. CarePatrol helps “match” your care, social, financial, and geographical needs with the right community. CarePatrol is a FREE service for LGBTQQ Orange County Residents.