What we're about

Out & Active was created to bring social events to the LGBT community in North Jersey on a regular basis. This is a group for all who identify as LGBT, and enjoy a variety of activities such as games, food, nature, books and getting to know others (though introverted humans are welcome too).

***Important, our guidelines to all members:
1. This is an LGBTQ+ group, which welcomes everyone who identifies as a member of the community. We are trans, gender non-confirming/non-binary inclusive, and there are no age restrictions to the group.

2. We want to continue to build and respect a diverse group and make sure that everyone feels welcomed and completely safe in our community. Harassment and abusive or coercive behavior will not be tolerated.

3. Read each event description before RSVP---and feel free to contact the designated Event Host if you'd like more info for that event. Please note that we ask you to RSVP only for events you plan to attend. If you need to cancel, remember to update your RSVP so that event host knows that you cannot make it.

We're so happy to have you join us and hope to see you at future events!

Upcoming events (2)

Virtual O&A Gathering (and Game Night)

Online event

Come join us for a group video call to connect with other group members! Specific games to be determined. Before the event starts, we will send the link in a personal message to those who RSVP. Technology: We will be using Zoom. If you will participate on a laptop / computer, be sure that you have audio input and a web-camera is encouraged. For smartphone or tablet you will have to download the Zoom App. Note for Game Night: depending on game it may be easier to have a second device (e.g. participate on video via computer and interact with game on phone) Any specific questions or technical difficulties, please send Kristen or Loren a message!

Virtual Book Club: In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Join us for something a little different! During this virtual Meetup we will be discussing In The Dream House by Carmen Maria as it has come highly recommended. Trigger Warning: This book is about an emotionally abusive queer relationship. Synopsis On its surface, the book recounts a psychologically abusive relationship that marked Machado's life in many ways. However, just below the surface, the narrative continually shapeshifts and at times becomes a play, an academic look at female queerness in mainstream media, a choose your own adventure book, and a sharp deconstruction of the mechanisms of psychological abuse. That said, the total is more than the sum of its parts and In the Dream House is the kind of book that burrows under the reader's skin while simultaneously forcing her to inhabit the body of the writer. NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/05/776316011/in-the-dream-house-invents-a-new-form-of-memoir-to-convey-a-haunting-nightmare Good Reads (4.56/5 stars): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43317482-in-the-dream-house Technology: We will be using Zoom. Before the event starts, we will send the link in a personal message to those who RSVP. Any specific questions or technical difficulties, please send Kristen or Loren a message!

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