This group is for lesbians (generally 40 +) in the Lake Norman area who want to get together and hang out. Events can be whatever interests us: restaurants, vineyards, boating, hiking, coffee, pot lucks, and anything else we dream up! This is an INCLUSIVE group for anyone on the LGBTQ+ spectrum who identifies as a woman.
Lake Norman Lesbians, patterned after Charlotte’s Lesbian Kindred Spirits group which began in 2016 and now has 1000+ members, adheres to the same ZERO DRAMA policy: Anyone found to be abusing the purpose of the group, which is friendship and fun activities with women of like mind, runs the risk of being banned temporarily or permanently.
NOTE: This is a closed group. To be a member, you must provide a recent photo of yourself and some basic information for your profile so we may confirm that you are who you purport to be. If you're not out, that's fine. Your profile photo does not have to be accessible to those outside the group; just look for the link to edit your profile.
HOW IT WORKS: Nobody gets paid to host events, and no one makes money off this group. To plan an event, no experience is necessary. All you need is an idea of something you’d like to do, pick a time that is 2 or 3 weeks away (at a minimum), and schedule it. Most importantly, you MUST show up! The event can be for 2 women or 200. Just let one of the organizers know if you’d like to become a planner, and one of us will assist.
Respect your event planners because they’ve spent time and energy planning events for others – truly out of the goodness of their hearts. Do not RSVP to events and fail to show up. If you must cancel, you must let your event planner know ASAP so another woman can take your place.
Members may not wish to be contacted individually. If you reach out to someone directly and they do not respond, respect their space, and move along.
Do not bully, intimidate, threaten, stalk, pester, spread rumors, or in any way attempt to make someone feel unwelcome. We are lesbians: we’re better than that. If someone with whom you’ve had a conflict is at an event, be cordial. Remember: ZERO DRAMA.
Respect everyone’s privacy. Not everyone has the luxury of being out, and it’s not your decision to “out” them. Ask permission to share any photos on social media outside of our Meetup page.
Remember: this is YOUR group! It takes your ideas and activities you plan to keep the group going!