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LOC Membership Guidelines

To make sure that everyone gets the most out of this group, please adhere to the listed LOC Guidelines:


  • By being a member of the group, you consent to terms listed in the Member Consent and Release
  • Pay membership/reactivation fee of $35 by clicking on the following link: Pay Dues
    **Upon checkout, when reviewing and completing your payment, please note your meetup.com username in the 'Comments' section.
    **If you can not remit dues at the time you apply for membership, please refrain from joining us at this time. Your membership application will be declined if payment has not been made.
  • We also accept additional donations to through our community contribution fund to help with the cost and maintenance of the group. So if you like our events and want to contribute more, please use the link: Chip In. This is 100% voluntary and not required.
  • You must be a woman of 25 years of age or older to join this group.
  • Please answer the profile questions and take the survey.
  • Keep a profile picture where your face is clearly shown.
  • You must remain active within the group to maintain membership.
  • In order to make everyone feel safe and secure in the group, each member must attend at least 2 events within the current year. Failure to remain active will result in a suspension or ban from the group at the discretion of the organizers.
  • Spammers, stalkers, and scammers are rampant on the internet and we would like to do our best in being proactive in maintaining a safe, secure, and active group. Showing up and being an active part of this group assures us that you are not a 'lurker' in the shadows of the internet.
  • Excessive late cancellations (canceling without ample notice, i.e., the day before or day of an event) will result in a suspension or ban from the group at the discretion of the organizers.
  • We want everyone to enjoy themselves and be respectful to one another. With that being said, this is not a dating website, a recruiting ground for casual hook-ups, or the like. If you are able to find romance among our group, then by all means pursue it. However, that is not the primary purpose of this group. Therefore, be respectful and please refrain from unsolicited or unwanted flirtations.
  • You may apply for membership again after a suspension has been lifted with a $35 mandatory reactivation fee each time you are suspended.
  • Multiple suspensions will result in a ban from the group. Membership will not be reinstated.
  • We understand isht happens. Family situations change, unforeseen circumstances arise, etc. You can email the organizer(s) to explain your situation if you like. We are very understanding. Exemptions will be given on a case by case basis at the discretion of the organizers.

Thanks so much for your interest. We value and appreciate all our members.

LOC POLICY ON EVENTS

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the events?
25+ (Patrons 21-24 will need to attend with someone 25+). ID Required!

Who can attend events and what type of crowd to expect?
PRIVATE LOC EVENTS
LOC Members only and their invited guests. Each LOC member is allowed 2 guests. Invited guests are women (regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation).

PUBLIC LOC ALL GIRL EVENTS
All women (regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation) including large numbers of queer women of color who meet the age and ID requirements.

PUBLIC LOC ALL GIRL EVENTS (with males allowed)
All women (regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation) including large numbers of queer women of color & males who are guests of female attendants. A woman can have only one male attendant as a guest. Everyone must meet the age and ID requirements.

PUBLIC LOC OPEN EVENTS
Anyone who meets the age and ID Requirements. Expect all races, genders, sexual orientations with a noticeable presence of queer women of color.

What type of security is provided?
LOC is committed to the FUN and SAFETY of all members and guests! We have always operated under a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for those not in compliance with FUN and SAFETY. If we see it or it's reported, you're removed IMMEDIATELY and PERMANENTLY. NO REFUNDS. NO DISCUSSION. NO FLY ZONE LIST.

This policy has been enacted before and will be enacted again in the future regardless of gender expression, sexual preference, race or membership status. Please note all public LOC events have security either provided by the venue, HPD, or a private security companies that are licensed with concealed weapon carry permits.

What is your policy on sections?
From time to time, there may be the option to purchase sections at some LOC events. Section location will be picked by the purchaser upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis. No refund will be granted because of dissatisfaction with section location. Arrive at a reasonable time to have first pick at your section location. If you would like to designate a desired location for your section in advance an extra $50 fee will apply.

If someone infringes upon your section or you find your section is not as you expected, please see host immediately to have the issue rectified. If the issue cannot be rectified then you will be given a fair and reasonable credit of a portion of your purchase, moved to the open seating area and your section will be sold to another purchaser. If you choose to remain in the section or fail to raise the issue with a host immediately on the day of the event, you will not be refunded or credited any portion of the purchase. If section is as advertised and there is no legitimate issue, no refund or credit will be issued.

What is your policy on discounts?
LOC members from time to time are given member perks, free entry or discounts to events. These perks are given at the discretion of the organizer(s) and do expire usually 30-60 days before the event. Please take note of discounts and use them when they are valid. We are under no obligation to extend a discount to anyone regardless of membership status.

What if I can’t attend the event?
All sales are final and there are no refunds. You may resale your ticket if you like. From time to time, organizers may even assist you in selling your tickets, but organizers are under no obligation to assist and may decline to help. Your attendance is your sole responsibility.

What is your policy on dissatisfaction with the event itself?
Every event is not for everybody. We welcome your feedback! If there is a legitimate issue, please see host immediately to have the issue rectified. If the issue cannot be rectified, a determination will be made as to whether you are owed any credit. However, our official policy is not to issue refunds or credits of any kind. You have the choice not to patronize us in the future. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated at any time, however, if you fail to raise the issue with a host immediately on the day of the event, you will not be refunded or credited any portion of the purchase. Therefore, please read all event descriptions and ticket descriptions before making your purchase.

What is your policy on photographs?
Every reasonable precaution will be taken not to photograph anyone who wishes not to be photographed. However, officially, BY ATTENDING AN EVENT OR BEING A MEMBER OF L.O.C, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR PICTURE BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN FILMS AND TAPES FOR EXPLOITATION IN ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, FOR ETERNITY, AND YOU RELEASE L.O.C., ITS ORGANIZERS, LEADERS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER.

What type of risk do I assume?
BY ATTENDING AN EVENT OR BEING A MEMBER OF L.O.C., YOU HEREBY AGREE TO ASSUME ALL RISKS AND LIABILITY RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ALL GROUP FUNCTIONS. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER YOU NOR ANY THIRD PARTY WILL HOLD L.O.C., ITS ORGANIZERS, LEADERS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO YOUR OWN PERSON OR ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, CHILDREN, PETS, OR PROPERTY, ARISING DIRECTLY OR THEREFORE FROM A L.O.C., ACTIVITY. IF YOU BRING GUESTS, YOU WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

What is your policy on refunds?
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

How can I contact the organizer(s) with any questions?
Email contact@WeAreLOC.com

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Member Consent and Release December 14, 2017 3:13 AM anonymous
LOC Membership Guidelines January 5, 2018 3:59 AM anonymous
About Lesbians Of Color (LOC Nation) December 14, 2017 3:10 AM anonymous

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