Hi and thanks for checking us out! This is a CT group to facilitate lesbian, bisexual, and queer-identified women only, age 21 and up (and up and up), meeting, socializing, and networking. WE ARE NOT A DATING SITE! The group originated with monthly events at night (hence, the use of the word "soiree"), but now includes all types of activities all over the state. We hike, kayak, paint, drink, eat, play cards and games, walk our dogs, talk, dish, commiserate, debate, sing, carve pumpkins, DANCE, dress up, dress down, dress in costume, see plays and movies, and sometimes even take trips. We are here to make friends with other women in a safe space. Occasionally deeper connections are made.
All of our events are hosted; members can expect to be greeted and introduced to other members at all of our events (barring unforeseen public crowds). We don't just use the site as a calendar of events and leave you to fend for yourself in a sea of strangers. We have several very active event organizers, but we encourage all our members to plan and host events. Sometimes events are specified for a particular subgroup, and that's okay, too.
We welcome all adult women in the aforementioned categories, single or coupled, young or not so young, and, though it should go without saying, of any political or religious persuasion, race, ethnicity, or class. (And just to be clear, biological men [straight, gay, bi, or transgendered], we love you, but this is a women-only group.)
The vast majority of our events are adults-only. Nursing mothers may bring their infant, if appropriate, with permission from the hostess. Older babies, children, minors, and men are not welcome at our events unless otherwise specified by the event hostess (occasionally personal friends are invited to someone's home, sometimes an activity is child-appropriate, and sometimes a bi-friendly event might be shared).
Please note that you must include a first name and last initial, completion of the profile questions, and a clear photo of your face (preferably only your face in the pic). I must be able to see your face clearly in order for you to be admitted. Anything else will not be accepted. You are required to keep a current photo of yourself on your profile so that organizers and other members can identify you at a meetup event.
This meetup requires $5 yearly membership dues per person. Couples should join as separate individuals. You can pay online (the Pay Dues button is on the left-hand side of the home page, MUCH PREFERRED METHOD) or via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to pay by mail request the name and address. We offer a 30-day free trial membership, so go ahead and join! You've got nothing to lose.
We take photos of our members enjoying our events and post them to this meetup site. Our site is private; only other members can view the photos. If at any time you do not want your photograph taken, please let the photographer know. We don't have the time to remove photos that members find disagreeable.
We ask that you please do not post meetup event photos to your personal social media accounts like Facebook without permission from everyone in the photo, including people in the background.
Members may be ejected from the group at the discretion of the Organizer.