Groups

Regular Groups & Activities

To have your group or activities listed, please contact Kerene at: kerenem@jimtoycenter.org.

  • A2 TNG
  • Because We Are Worth It (Sex Addicts Anonymous)
  • Bisexual Peer Group
  • FTM A2 Ypsi
  • Gay Business Networking (GBN)
  • GLBT AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • Lez Reads
  • LGBTQ Know Your Rights Project
  • Older Lesbians Organizing
  • Out Loud Chorus
  • Polyamory Network
  • Prevent and Prevail
  • Rainbow Book Club
  • Red Robot
  • Regardless Of (Narcotics Anonymous)
  • Toastmaster’s International, SpeakOUT! Club
  • Transgender Teen Support Group

SUNDAYS


Older Lesbians Organizing

Meets on the SECOND SUNDAY, 1-2:30p, at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court in Ann Arbor (Fall and Winter; See Friday evening for Spring and Summer). Provides older Lesbians with the chance to meet like minded women in their common struggles, to share mutual interests and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together. For more info contact Jackie at jasmithers@sbcglobal.net

Rainbow Book Club

The Rainbow Book Club is a book club dedicated to reading and discussing classic and contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature. This is an inclusive group! We welcome people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. All you need is an interest in LGBTQ books! We meet on the SECOND SUNDAY each month from 4:30-6pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court. Common Language makes our book selections available with a 10% discount. More information about the group, including our past, present, and future selections can be found at the Rainbow Book Club website http://sitemaker.umich.edu/queerbookclub

Bisexual Peer Group – THIRD SUNDAY, 4-6p

Regardless Of (Narcotics Anonymous) – Meets every Sunday from 7-8:30p

MONDAYS


Jim Toy Center Finance Committee – 6-7:00 PM. First Monday.

Jim Toy Center Board Meeting – 6-7:30 PM. Last Monday.

Jim Toy Center Drop-In Night – 7-10 PM. Mondays. Stop by and find out about the Center’s work and how you can help!

FTM A2 Ypsi – First and Third Monday, 6-7PM

​​FTM A2 Ypsi is a support group by and for trans men in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the greater Southeast Michigan region. We are open to all transmasculine identified people 16 years of age or older. The group aims to build community amongst local trans men and to create a safe space where we can support one another. We are affiliated with FtM Detroit, and we cross-program for social events.

We hold discussion groups at Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor every first and third Monday of the month from 6pm – 7pm. Group meetings will begin Monday, November 16th, 2015.

TUESDAYS


Because We Are Worth It (Sex Addicts Anonymous) – First Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 PM

Ann Arbor TNG

TNG is a kink and fetish oriented group in Ann Arbor for younger Kinksters. The group focuses on support, the sharing of information in the form of demonstrations or discussion groups, and socializing. This group is genuinely pansexual in nature: people of all gender identification, role identification, and sexual orientation are heartily welcome. TNG meets on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month from 8-10pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court in Ann Arbor. For more info contact Christy at cutesubtoy@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAYS


Prevent and Prevail – Wednesdays, 6:00PM-8:00PM*

This peer-facilitated teen group focuses on limiting the spread of STDs and preventing pregnancy.  Snacks are provided and teens are paid for participation. This program is hosted by JTCC in collaboration with Dedicated To Make a Change, and meets for 6 week sessions.

*The most recent Prevent and Prevail program ended 11/15.  Stay tuned for 2016 enrollment options.

Out​ Loud Chorus​ Board Meeting​ – Monthly, every third Wednesday, 7-9PM​

THURSDAYS


Red RobotAgeplay group. FIRST THURSDAY, 7-9:00 PM

Toastmaster’s International SpeakOUT! Club

People who get ahead in life are those who can communicate effectively. Toastmasters will show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will also learn valuable leadership skills. Our group welcomes all gender identifications and sexual orientations. We are straight-friendly. Guests are ALWAYS welcome. Come visit our Toastmaster’s club and see what it can do for you!Be a success – at home or on the job. Come visit our Toastmaster’s club and see what it can do for you! For more information, e-mail annie at keystonemedia.net.  Come at 6:45 and meet our members!  2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Jim Toy Community Center.

Polyamory Network

The Polyamory Network is an open and inclusive community of people living polyamorously, people interested in Polyamory and people of, friendly to and curious about Polyamory. We welcome diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, family constellation and spiritual path. We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 7pm at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun office, Ann Arbor. For more info go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/a2_polynet/

FRIDAYS


Gay Business Networking (GBN)  – SECOND FRIDAYS, 8:00 AM

Meets monthly to unite LGBT Business owners and professionals and encourage us to support each other by doing business together and referring our friends to members of the networking group.  GBN provides a structured system of business networking to share business leads and referrals.  Http://gaybusinessnetworking.com

LGBTQ Know Your Rights Project – Fridays, 3:00PM-6:00PM (project resumes 1/22/16)

Receive free, LGBT-centered legal assistance and referrals on custody, divorce, adoption, estate matters, name changes, gender marker corrections, public benefits, expungement, and more. This project is hosted by the Outlaws of the University of Michigan Law School, Legal Services of S. Central Michigan, and volunteer attorneys. For Appointments: Email outlawslegal@gmail.com, or Call (734) 995-9867 during project office hours. http://jimtoycenter.org/know-y our-rights/

Transgender Teen Support Group – Fridays, bi-weekly, 6-7PM

This group provides a space for transgender teens (MTF, FTM, transwomen, transmen, genderqueer, agender, gender fluid, two spirit, etc) of all races, religions, sexual orientations and gender expressions to connect and learn from each other. The support group is facilitated by a gender therapist.

Older Lesbians Organizing

Meets on the SECOND FRIDAY at 7:30pm (Spring and Summer; at the Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Court in Ann Arbor (Spring and Summer; See Sunday afternoon for Fall and Winter) and provides older Lesbians with the chance to meet like minded women in their common struggles, to share mutual interests and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together. For more info contact Jackie at jasmithers@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAYS


Lez Read Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s Book Group for Lesbians! Meets the last Saturday of the month from 4-6 PM at the WRAP Resource Center, 319 Braun Court, Ann Ann Arbor. We read fascinating books on all lesbian topics, including books of local authors. And our discussions are always lively and provocative. JOIN US! OUR MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information check out the website LEZREAD.com or email lezread@yahoo.com

GLBT AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Every Saturday from 8-9:00 PM



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