Are you a Black lesbian who is in a long term relationship looking to build community with other lesbian couples in the Chicago area? Are you interested in strengthening your partnership with the support of other lesbian couples? This group may be for you! We are looking to establish a supportive and fun community because we think it is valuable to develop and maintain a community and space for Black lesbian couples. We are no longer single and looking for companions, but we are looking for other couples to support and feel supported by. The organizers are not trained couples' therapists, but we seek to share our experiences and learn from the experiences of other lesbian couples in a safe environment. We find these spaces are few and far between and want people who value such a space as well.
If you identify as a Black lesbian, but your partner is not Black, you both are welcomed to join us! For this particular group, we define a "lesbian couple" as two people who identify as women and are in a romantic relationship with one another. We define "Black" as someone with Black African ancestry. Again, at least one person in the couple must identify as Black.
Please assume that we don't want to explain the need for a space for Black lesbian couples. We don't want to engage in arguments about who might feel excluded. If you don't already feel and understand this need, then this group is likely not the best fit for you. We assume positive, graceful, humorous, kind, smart, creative and supportive people will be attracted to this group.
The activities of the group should be shaped by the interests of the couples who join us. Each outing will have a time and space for sharing and discussing topics related to being in a lesbian partnership, but may also include other social and intellectual activities as well. To start, the organizer will suggest our first outing, but will seek input from our group as to what we might like to do next. Some likely activities to accompany our discussions could include weekend brunches, trips to a conservatory, bike rides, summer concerts and picnics on the lawn, beach days, book discussions, happy hour, international & domestic travel, dinner parties, museum visits, film discussions, burlesque shows, tantric yoga, discussions on topics related to lesbian partnerships with a specialist, sip & paint parties and so much more.