Being LGBT means being extra special, but it also means being extra hard to find …
Half the known universe is on Facebook which means lots of LGBT people are also wasting their days away on Facebook, you can too.The average person spends a couple of hours a day there and the number of lgbt groups/pages is growing every day.So, let’s open up a few more closet doors, move beyond your local Starbucks, explore some options to create a treasure map for where LGBT people hang out and where you can go looking for connections. Harvard did a lecture series for 2012 that involved a collaboration between leading researchers and world class chefs. Libraries do them; nonprofits do them; museums do them; aquariums, historic sites, audubon groups and activists of all sorts do them. It could be a fundraiser to fight cancer like the Maine Tri for a Cure that many lesbians love to support or how about LGBT civil rights events.Yeah, you’ll meet straight folks but lots of them know LGBT people these days. The University of Maryland and San Diego State University both host as annual LGBT lecture series and there are so many other colleges that do this. One of my favorites is Art Erotica that is put on by the Octopus Club in Austin, Texas to raise money to provide emergency financial assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in Central Texas.I love to walk into a room where we “own” what’s going on. I love cooking classes, and I’ve gone to quite a few over the years. I’ve got a slew of lesbian friends who have attended these classes after buying a house or car. Eco-travel company Sweet is new to the ranks for lesbians but it’s a great concept to be vacationing with a gaggle of gay girls and also making a difference for the environment, children or animals in a community you are visiting.
But don’t forget other nonprofit events that our LGBT crowd likes to support like theatre, the symphony, the local museum and animal shelters. One of my favorites was at the Whole Foods Headquarters in Austin, TX. The wine all came from a family owned vineyard, Davis Family Vineyards. If you’ve got a special talent or skill, this might be a place for you to offer to teach a class. There’s a great LGBT family focused business called R Family Vacations that caters to LGBT families and single LGBT people with kids.
From lust to love, Art Erotica has it all: painted art, sculpture, fabrication, kitsch and live-on-the-spot art being created as part of the evening.
So whether it’s your local HRC chapter, the HIV/AIDS group or your state’s gay marriage effort youll find lgbt family all over the place at these happenings. And it’s really cool to be the one putting out a meal that has your friends begging for more. Community Education classes range from health and fitness events to plumbing, electricity and car repair. Consider LGBT travel like Olivia Cruises is celebrating 40 years as the lesbian destination for travel and vacation fun.
They had an amazing Riesling; barely a hint of sweetness, oily, full of lingering mineral flavors and served with an amazing appetizer created by the lead Whole Foods chef. Plus I met a number of single lesbians at this event who also enjoy wine and good food. Then start looking around for where there are cooking classes and special food events. I’ve got a few friends doing this and its been a great way to meet others in the LGBT community. And yes, LGBT travel events are great places to meet other single parents. This is one of my favorite resources for finding community, dates and just something to do where you live.
We all want our kids to be in environments that are positive and affirming for them. has recently made it unusually painful to search their site these days so use my “go to” search source, Google. I typed in “transgender meetup groups” and there were three million hits.
I just finished our holiday campaign on how to find a date fast for the holidays. Did I have my head up my butt or what during high school?