What we're about
Friendly popular SOCIAL GROUP, meeting midweek evenings, 5-weekly(alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays)in LGBTQ-friendly venues in and around Liverpool city centre.
MEMBERS AND ATTENDEES HAVE TO BE 18+
LGBTQ PEOPLE ONLY.
WE currently meet in the "PEN FACTORY", in Hope Street.
For all lgbtq people , from age 18 upwards(average attendance is about 45-65!)
NOTE: SOCIAL GROUP HAS RE-STARTED; IN THE REAL WORLD.
PLEASE READ COVID-RELATED GUIDELINES FOR EACH EVENT.
PLEASE NOTE, this is a Social Group; not a support group.
However, if anyone is struggling, we do chat to you-as hosts- and signpost you to more specific support(see below) :)
This, obviously, does not mean that you cannot attend our group; but you can have support, AND meet other lgbtq people in our Social Group, ie in parallel!:)
THE GROUP HAS 2/3 WELCOME/INTRO MEETINGS TOWARDS THE START of each meet, so you can get to know others in a relaxed way.
So the group is appropriate for people who have recently come out; and/or as an alternative to the commercial lgbtq scene.
There are a minimum of two hosts(usually three) so you will be individually welcomed, whatever time you arrive:)
There are plenty of different-sized tables, so you can easily mingle, if you want to!
Group established over 10 years.
PLEASE NOTE; this is a group where you can be yourself(including as lgbtq!).
The venues are known LGBTQ-friendly venues; but there will be members of the general public at the venue. At our regular venue- the Pen Factory- we book a semi-separate area.
We meet in venues where you can either have a full meal(including veggie!); or JUST an alcohol/soft drink or tea/coffee/cake
£8 MINIMUM SPEND PER PERSON(for the whole evening!)
We have a policy of mutual respect; and everyone is treated equally regardless of gender identity,race, sexual orientation,class, HIV status, (dis)ability.
PLEASE NOTE,as this is a private group(meeting on the premises of others' venues;we have no premises of our own), anything that occurs between attendees or members is a private matter between them; and should be resolved between individuals.
We ask that members and attendees are respectful of others' sexual, emotional and physical boundaries in every way.
As this is a private group,and attendees are on a private guest-list,the Organiser reserves the right not to admit,or to remove,members,without explanation.
Please note, we signpost people, who want support,-with sexual orientation/gender identity/sexual health issues-to, for the example, the Armistead Project and Sahir House; its not that we do not want to help; its just they have expertise in these fields☺. You are still welcome to attend our group, in parallel!:)
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any additional questions. I am Steve, the Organiser.
We also have a Book Group and Creative Writing Group, with SEPARATE events but combined on one Meet Up page here
RSVPS-for all three groups- ON MEET UP ONLY. You have to join these other groups first.