Women's Coming Out Group
Women’s Coming Out Group (over 18, no upper age limit)
Who can come? Women 18+ who are LGBTIQA+ e.g. same-sex attracted, gay, bi, queer, questioning, not out or unsure. Trans* women 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.
The Women’s Coming Out Group is a friendly, safe and non-confronting way to meet other women 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
18-Jan-18 Seizing the day
15-Feb-18 Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary
1-Mar-18 Coming Out / Inviting In
15-Mar-18 Femininity and Masculinity
29-Mar-18 Love and Relationships
12-Apr-18 My Community
26-Apr-18 Fitting your Own Oxygen Mask / Self Care
10-May-18 Role Models
24-May-18 Movies, Music, TV, Comics, Games and Books
7-Jun-18 Labels and Language
21-Jun-18 Building a support network
5-Jul-18 Flirting, Dating and Romance
19-Jul-18 Being LGBTIQA+
2-Aug-18 Work life balance
16-Aug-18 We are Family
30-Aug-18 My Timeline
13-Sep-18 Building Confidence
27-Sep-18 Is Coming Out Necessary?
11-Oct-18 LGBTI History Timeline
8-Nov-18 Being OK with your sexual and romantic orientation
22-Nov-18 Fitting in and Standing Out
6-Dec-18 Surviving the holidays (Final)