The LGBTQ Center of South Bend, Indiana

Groups at The LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center’s support & empowerment 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

Starting September 13: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of Each Month from 6:00-8:00 pm
This group is for youth between ages 13-18. The group is facilitated by LGBTQ Center staff and volunteers.

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.

Families Potluck 

Starting September 16: 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.

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!


1st Saturday 4:00-6:00 PM

​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.

Family groups made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.