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AUGUST 2022 - Hope everyone is having a good summer, we seem to be doing well with the regular meets for Brunch and the Quiz team is still going strong. Please feel free to suggest other meets and we will see what can be done.
I have just paid the fees for the next 6 months to February 2023 of around £100, to secure the group into next year and would love to hear what would get more people to the meets, I've been away from brunches as travelling with the dog is tricky and its a bit hot at the moment but plan to be back in autumn. Please feel free to make suggestions! I'm hoping that the Canary Wharf Winter Lights may go ahead this coming winter as that's been a popular meet in the past.
I know everyone is feeling the pinch as cost of living goes up but if you would like to contribute to the fees for running the group please let me know.
FEBRUARY 2022 - Meetups in the real world have started back, the weekly brunch meet is back on and the online quizzes are still running. With regards to the brunches this is a very casual meet, please note that about every two weeks the organiser's pet dog is likely to be in attendance, anyone who has concerns such as allergies or fear of dogs please let the event host know so that we can check if the dog is due to attend or not.
Shout out for anyone who wants to look to organise a meet for the group please let me know as I appreciate that a lot of meets are skewed towards central/east London but we know there are members from all over London any members who'd like to arrange meets in other parts of town please let me know.
We are a safe and friendly social environment for those who identify or are questioning whether they might be on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum(s), who are partners with someone who does, or who are just plain curious or supportive, to meet, hang out, chat, enjoy company, and feel part of a community. This includes those who identify as allosexual and aromantic(-spectrum) as well as those who to and those who do not use the split attraction model.
If you are looking for resources on asexuality and/or aromanticism, you may want to start here. \
People of all abilities, religions, sexualities, ethnicities and genders welcome as long as you respect other members and their identities. We try to have meetups in places that are accessible for people with disabilities and that are free or low-cost. There is no membership fee. \
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By becoming a member, you are signing up to uphold the Code of Conduct outlined below. Meetup organisers are also subject to the Code of Conduct. \
If you're a show/study researcher wanting people, reply to the Media/Research Requests message board thread (keep it on that thread, anything else discuss with the organiser). \
Brunch Bunch takes place (almost) every Sunday in Central London. Come and join us in a relaxed atmosphere, have some food or drink and chat about anything that comes to mind. A good way to make some new mates!
Quizzes are running most weeks via Zoom and we're always looking for new teammates - anyone with good Sport knowledge is especially welcome!
Apart from these, we sometimes organise one-off events like tea dances, film viewings, museum visits, theatre, and the like. If you have an idea for a meetup, please contact an organiser and we’ll see if we can make it happen!
Meetup suggestions/becoming a co-organiser \
We welcome suggestions for new meetups! New locations, new timings, new activities... you name it. Please contact the organiser with your suggestions and we'll see if we can make it happen! We're also happy to make you an organiser so you can put on events. Please contact an organiser if you would like to join our friendly group of volunteer organisers. \
Please RSVP to meetups if you intend to come so that the organiser/host knows who to expect. RSVPs usually close a day or two before the event, and may close early if there is a limit on attendees. If you can't make it, please cancel promptly and send apologies at least 24 hours before the event. \
Please don't come to a meetup if you haven't RSVP'd. This is especially important for walks and museum meetups, where it is not possible to join the group after a certain time.
**Code of Conduct \
The London Asexual and Aromantic Spectrum Meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, attitude towards sexual activity, attitude towards romantic activity, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, ethnicity, nationality, or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the discretion of the organiser(s).
Harassment includes but is not limited to:
offensive verbal or written comments related to sex, gender, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, attitude towards sexual activity, attitude towards romantic activity, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, ethnicity, nationality, or religious beliefs
deliberate intimidation, threats, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, \
sustained disruption of talks or other events, \
inappropriate physical contact, \
unwelcome sexual or romantic attention. \
Community members asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Researchers and media representatives are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.
If a community member engages in harassing behaviour, the organiser(s) may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately.
If you have questions or feedback about this Code of Conduct please contact the organiser(s).
London Asexual & Aromantic Spectrum organisers developed this Code of Conduct to govern all events and communication channels. We used the Geek Feminism Conference anti-harassment policy as a starting point. This Code of Conduct, like its inspiration, is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
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