Tribe Finding Resources
Looking for your tribe? Here are a few places to start.
MEETUP groups are a great way to search for pre-existing groups that share your interests and passions. Here are a few examples of meetup groups you can join today:
NYC’s BiSexual, Non-Monosexual & Queer MeetUp Group
NYC Trans/Partners Social Space
NY LGBT Francophone Culture Meet Up
Lesbian & Bi Food Lovers of New York
If a group doesn’t exist that you would like to see, you can create your own. But with meetups like Rainbow Tango (YES. This is a LGBTQ meetup group for folks that want to TANGO), chances are you’ll find a group that fits your needs.
We all know what dating apps are used for but did you know that you can also use them to pick up new friends? OKCupid offers the option to list who you’re looking for (and you can specify in lots of different ways including Gay, Lesbian Bi, Pansexual, Queer, Questioning, and Demisexual) as well as what you’re looking for out of the relationship. “New Friends” is an option! This can be a great way to expand your community one person at a time and works well if the idea of a meetup or large group setting is not appealing right away.
LET GOOGLE BE YOUR GUIDE
No, seriously. Google it! Google whatever you want to know more about. Interested in where to find other polyamorous people? A quick google search brings up Open Love NYC and with over 4,000 members and a very swanky poly cocktails party scheduled once a month, you’re bound to meet some people that fit your tribe. Looking for a Lesbian Book Club? Another quick google search shows several meet up groups and for those that want a digital tribe, you can join in the Lesbian Book Club group on GoodReads.
There’s nothing wrong with the old fashioned approach of using places you enjoy and doing activities that you love to meet new people. Love poetry? Check out the Women’s/Trans Poetry Jam & Open Mike at Bluestockings. Doing things you love and being intentional about the events that you attend will increase your chances of organically meeting people that you bring into your tribe.
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