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We've tried our best to compile a great list of resources for your benefit, but does not endorse or guarantee any of the services from the organizations listed on this page.

Looking for other things to do? Check out our local listings of men's special interest, spiritual and meditation groups.

Looking for a real getaway? We've listed and linked to a few places you might want to check out. Remember though, all these options are in northern California.

Are we missing something? If you would like to see your group listed here, send us an email with your info to

Flesh and Spirit Community
We are a progressive queer men's spiritual community with an international outreach. We promote healing relationships in creating a healthier relationship with the self and hold workshops and retreats around sexual issues, the use of altering substances, body image and intimacy.


Esalen Institute
The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination. Esalen soon became known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers, and its breathtaking grounds blessed with natural hot springs. Once home to a Native American tribe known as the Essalen, Esalen is situated on 27 acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind.

Harbin Hot Springs
Harbin Hot Springs is simply a beautiful place to be... over 2,000 acres of privacy, surrounded by many more acres of undeveloped woodland. Miles of hiking trails lead you on an adventure of the senses. Streams supply the background music. Moonlight and stars provide direction at night. Silence abounds. And then there's the water. Large soaking pools let you enjoy the waters as they come from Mother Earth... very hot, soothingly warm, or breath-takingly cold. Thanks to a state-of-the-art filtration system, even the large swimming pool contains absolutely no chlorine. We regard these pools as sanctuaries, and encourage silent meditation and quiet togetherness. Sprawling redwood sun decks, like the entire pool area, are au naturel. They welcome sunning, soaking and swimming with or without swimsuits.

LGBT Specific Activity Groups:

Cycling - Different Spokes

Dance - Sundance Saloon (country western)

Queer Jitterbugs (ballroom, salsa, swing, tango)

Hiking - Gay and Lesbian Sierrans

             SF Gay Hikers

Rugby - San Francisco Fog (LGBT-friendly)

Softball - San Francisco Gay Softball League

Swim - San Francisco Tsunami

For more SF LGBT sports groups check out:

Arts and Culture Venues

Castro Theatre - Sing-a-longs, film festivals, and special features, all in a beautiful historic landmark

Periwinkle Films - Queer film and video art series

Public Works SF - performance space, art gallery, bar, community space and artist workshop 

Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco -

SF Gay Men’s Chorus -  become a member or attend a concert

SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band -

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