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Spectrum hosts and collaborates with a variety of programs, groups and activities for the LGBT community. Below are descriptions of ongoing events open to the public. For more specific information, check our Calendar page. See our Resources page for current offerings from some other groups around the North Bay, and community links. Also check We the People for additional calendar information.

Social Activities

Family Camp is Spectrum’s annual gathering in Sonoma County for LGBT families. The next Family Camp will be held July 13 – 15, 2007. For more information, contact Ken Goodman at 415-457-1115 x226 or email Ken at

Women’s Dinners for All Ages If you are looking to get together with other LBT women in the North Bay, Spectrum coordinates a monthly dining-out event located at various restaurants in Marin. Whether you are single or in a relationship, old or young or in between, in or out of the closet, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, we hope you will gather with us. For more information email Dani Marie or leave a message at 415-457-1115, ext. 333.

Spectrum’s Forums and Events check our Calendar for upcoming topical forums and social and cultural events.


Community Connections (Senior Spectrum) offers opportunities for LGBT older adult men and women to come together for socializing, support, and community. Community Connections also provides resources and referral as well as education and advocacy to help create LGBT-friendly services in Marin. For more info contact Cristin Brew at 415-457-1115 x203 or email

Gay Men of Marin (GMOM) is a social group organized by and for older gay and bisexual men and their friends who meet for social events several times each month. For more info contact Paula Pilecki at 415-457-1115 x209 or email

Youth, Young Adults

Gay/Straight Alliances are school-based clubs organized by students with technical assistance from Spectrum; they meet weekly on their campuses to promote safety and acceptance for queer and questioning youth on high school campuses. Contact Sam Davis at 415-457-1115 x206, or email

Rainbow’s End is a facilitated social and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-19; meets weekly for fun, discussion, and support. Contact Cristin Brew for details at 415-457-1115 x203, or email

Speaker’s Bureau Educational Program provides classroom speakers and presentations on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives to thousands of Marin youth. Contact Sam Davis at 415-457-1115 x206, or email

Community Resources, Training, and Outreach

Coming Out/Being Out Group for Women
A social support group for women who are questioning their sexual orientation or are in the process of “coming out” as lesbian or bisexual. The coming out process can be a lonely and frightening one and Spectrum is offering support. This Coming Out group is designed to create a safe space where participants can discuss their particular struggles and share their experiences with other lesbian, bisexual and questioning women.
Click here for more information or contact Cristin Brew at 415-457-1115 x203 or email

Community Library with hundreds of books and videos; fiction and nonfiction; 12-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Diversity Training by Spectrum staff members provides in-service sensitivity and awareness workshops with employee groups, social service providers, and other professional groups. Contact Cristin Brew at 415-457-1115 x203 or email

Speakers Bureau provides trained volunteer youth and adult speakers who share their stories at the request of elementary, middle, and high school teachers as part of diversity awareness experience. Contact Sam Davis at 415-457-1115 x206, or email

Volunteer Program builds leadership skills and community involvement with a variety of opportunities, including: board or committee membership, carpentry, newsletter, special event coordination, mailing parties, and administrative assistance in the office. Contact Paula Pilecki at 415-457-1115 x209, or email

Meeting Space is available in Spectrum’s library with advance reservations. The library holds up to 35 people depending on the activity. Limited kitchen facilities are available, as well as television/DVD/VCR/sound equipment. A modest donation is requested for facility use. Contact Paula Pilecki at 415-457-1115 x209, or email


Lillian Faderman

Upcoming Events

  • August 8
    • North Bay Gay Women
    • Marin4Men
  • August 9
    • Aging is Universal…(but the rate at which we age is not)
    • Rainbow’s End
  • August 13
    • Men’s Mixer at the Panama
  • August 14
    • Men-4-Men Community Group
  • August 15
    • North Bay Gay Women
    • Marin4Men
  • August 16
    • Rainbow’s End
  • August 20
    • Dinner and a Movie


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