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Notice Board - Lesbian Discussion Group
The Lesbian Discussion Group is a friendly and welcoming group and FREE (although there is a donations box to help support the bookshop).
We meet EVERY WEDNESDAY evening at the shop from 8.00pm - 9.00pm.
Discussions are generally light-hearted, but even when controversial topics are discussed, it is always in a safe environment. An intimate and gentle place for anyone just coming out whatever their age or circumstance. At the end of each discussion those present who wish to, go on to a local bar for more informal chats over a beer or lemonade. The topics for discussion are generated by the group. New topic ideas are always welcome and can be put forward at any time.
Topics: March - May 2013
Where are our campaigns? What are our campaigns?
Long distance relationships: can they work and should they work?
Should feminism be taught in schools?
Why is the gay/lesbian/queer lifestyle perceived as more hedonistic? Are gay males really more so than lesbians?!
Coming Out stories: Past, Present and Future
"I don't feel Gay enough!" Is there a way of being gay? What does being a lesbian mean to you?
Lesbians and power differences.
Should gay people in the public eye (e.g. celebrities, sports stars, politicians etc.) come out, so that they are positive role models for others? Not just for fledgling gay people but for the heterosexuals too.
Bi-phobia in the lesbian community, does it still exist?
Lesbian sex and sensuality
Lesbian breakups. If you have to leave her can you do it with respect? If she leaves you can you hold onto your dignity?
Questions or topic suggestions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GTWLDG is a safe place for women to express their opinions and beliefs without undue censure. We wish to encourage healthy discussion in an environment of trust and privacy, where we can agree or disagree with each other without fear in a forum of mutual trust and respect.
Gay's the Word Lesbian Discussion Group Charter
We are free to express our opinions but not to expect others to necessarily agree with them.
We should take care not to take too long to express our opinions being mindful that others may also have something to say.
We should listen to what the person speaking has to say and not interrupt them; nor have individual conversations while they are speaking.
We are free to disagree with what the speaker has said but not to disparage them.
We will respect the Group Facilitator and understand they have the responsibility to do the best they can to help the group abide by the principles of this Charter.
Infringement of these principles will result in a verbal warning and a request to abide by the words of the charter. Repeated infringement of these principles will result in the individual being barred from the group and potentially from Gay's The Word Bookshop.
The purpose of this charter is to ensure the GWLDG continues to be a respectful and safe environment where everyone has the right to participate but none to dominate or disrupt. Attendance of the GWLDG necessitates an acceptance of the terms of this charter.
NB. The decision of the Group Facilitator is final.
Lesbian Discussion Group - A Women Only Space