The UP Center would like to re-start an ongoing adult support/social group for members of the community who identify as bisexual or bi-questioning. Topics to include dating, navigating relationships as bisexuals, coming out, and bi-phobia. If you have interest in a group like this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Programs & Groups
BLEND UP (Building Local EthNic Dialogue UP) is a discussion group for same gender loving people of color in the Urbana-Champaign community! We welcome men, women, and transgender folks of all identities to join us. For adults (ages 18 and up). Discussion topics include: Family, Relationships, School, Work, and Defining yourself. Group meets every other Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.
Gal Up is an LGBTQA social/ support group in which women come together in a relaxed, safe environment to discuss various aspects of our daily lives, such as family, dating, career, and networking within our community, just to name a few. We meet from 6:00-7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at The Up Center in Urbana, Illinois. In between meetings we often get together socially for dinner, movies, Illini softball, coffee, board games, Roller Derby, etc. This group is geared toward ages 21 and older.
This a peer-facilitated group for GBTQ men. We meet every Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. On the first and third Tuesdays of the month, the group meets in a peer support setting with focused discussions on topics such as the coming out process, developing friendships within the community, dating, and more. On the second Tuesday of the month, the group meets in a social setting for casual discussion, games, and more. On the last Tuesday of the month, a movie is shown with a discussion that follows. This group is geared towards adult men ages 18 and up.
Read up is an LBGTQA book club. We meet once/month, on a Sunday. Members take turns picking the books. You don't need to finish the book to attend.
Trans UP is a support and social group for members of the transgender community to come together in a safe space to discuss our lives and socialize.
Topics for discussion can relate to the coming out process, transitioning, becoming comfortable with ourselves, and living as a trans person in general society, dating, and more -- all while developing friendships and networking within the community!
The group maintains a more casual atmosphere where conversation will flow freely as directed by the members who are present. Private changing room available adjacent to meeting space. Privacy and confidentiality respected and appreciated.
This group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at The UP Center. The first Wednesday of the month is geared towards support and discussion for members of the transgender community only. The third Wednesday is geared towards support and discussion for members of the transgender community, allies, family, and supporters. Please contact your facilitator if you would be interested in meeting for 30 minutes beforegroup to answer any questions you may have.