Men's Talking It Out
Men’s Talking It Out Group (over 18, no upper age limit)
Who can come? Men 18+ who are LGBTIQA+ e.g. same-sex attracted, gay, bi, queer, questioning, not out or unsure. Trans men welcome.
Format: Informal, confidential discussion group
When: every second Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (arrive: 6:50pm to 7:15pm, no entry after 7:15pm without prior arrangement)
Where: Twenty10 Incorporating GLCS NSW, Level 1, 45 Chippen Street Chippendale (corner Meagher St)
Accessibility: Lift available for disability access, read more
RSVP: Nope just show up!
Accessibility note: If you have any additional accessibility needs (for example, if you need someone to meet you at the ground floor of our building), we need at least one week’s notice (preferably two weeks) so that we can make sure there are enough volunteers onsite to accommodate you. Please send an email or call our admin line on (02) 8594 9550.
Talking It Out is a friendly, safe and non-confronting way to meet other guys with similar experiences. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers and the format is informal. Each group is loosely structured around a particular topic, although the content is flexible and determined by what the group wish to discuss on the night. You can share as much or as little as you want on the night. Tea, coffee and light nibbles provided.
This is a social support group, not a therapeutic or counselling group. Participants and facilitators are unable to provide counselling or therapy.
Our discussion groups follow our Safer Space Guidelines, so that everyone feels included and safe, both physically and emotionally.
You can also join our MeetUp group to receive automatic email reminders for this and some other groups.
Discussion topics for 2018
11-Jan-18 Welcome to 2018 / general check in
25-Jan-18 Seizing the day
22-Feb-18 Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary
8-Mar-18 Coming Out / Inviting In
22-Mar-18 Femininity and Masculinity
5-Apr-18 Love and Relationships
19-Apr-18 My Community
3-May-18 Fitting your Own Oxygen Mask / Self Care
17-May-18 Role Models
31-May-18 Movies, Music, TV, Comics, Games and Books
14-Jun-18 Labels and Language
28-Jun-18 Building a support network
12-Jul-18 Flirting, Dating and Romance
26-Jul-18 Being LGBTIQA+
9-Aug-18 Work life balance
23-Aug-18 We are Family
6-Sep-18 My Timeline
20-Sep-18 Building Confidence
4-Oct-18 Is Coming Out Necessary?
18-Oct-18 LGBTI History Timeline
15-Nov-18 Being OK with your sexual and romantic orientation
29-Nov-18 Fitting in and Standing Out
13-Dec-18 Surviving the holidays (Final)
Upcoming Men’s Talking It Out Groups
(hint: if you can’t see any groups in the calendar below, click on the arrows to look at the next month)